Fostering Racial Equity and Inclusion Across Communities


Fostering Racial Equity and Inclusion Across Communities

2 min read Jun 23, 2022

MetLife’s commitment to DEI goes well beyond our organization. We seek to foster racial equity across all our communities and, in doing so, close the equity and wealth gap by building financial confidence and resiliency among marginalized groups. For example, in 2021, MetLife Foundation provided a grant to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which provides awards almost exclusively to historically Black colleges and universities and predominantly Black institutions. MetLife Foundation also funds a United Negro College Fund scholarship endowment to support Black students majoring in business, accounting or finance.  

Supporting Social Entrepreneurs

MetLife Foundation’s support to Echoing Green’s Racial Equity Philanthropic Fund is helping to scale more than 500 social enterprises with a racial equity focus. The Fund supports leaders of color in launching and scaling social innovations with an intentional, explicit, and sustained focus on advancing racial justice.

The organization plans to reach more than 15,000 low- and moderate-income individuals by finding, investing in, and connecting promising social innovators to its resources. Through their Fellowship program, Echoing Green helps entrepreneurs become impactful leaders by connecting them with tools, resources, and communities to bring their ideas to life.

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