As part of our mission to advance financial inclusion, MetLife Foundation will make grants to partners with the ability to reach large numbers of underserved households around the world and work with them to develop financial strategies and resources that can empower communities to realize their dreams.
Recent initiatives in this area include:
Expanding and enhancing the operations and impact of the LISC Financial Opportunity Center network, which empowers low-income individuals to take control of their financial futures
Individuals will receive comprehensive, integrated services, including one-on-one financial coaching and education, employment support and public benefits access to stabilize their finances and improve long-term financial health.
Launching and expanding initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and build financial skills among low-income youth in Mexico, Egypt, South Korea, Poland and Russia
Young people make up a disproportionate number of the world’s working poor and are three times more likely than adults to be unemployed. With few employment opportunities available for youth, JA develops these young entrepreneurs, helping them manage their businesses and finances.