MetLife Foundation’s Strong Communities

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MetLife Foundation focuses on supporting communities around the world through grants, impact investments, employee volunteerism and donations, and long-term grassroots partnerships. Here are some examples of MetLife Foundation grant partners across a number of categories.

Community Solutions

Brownsville Community Trust, a centerpiece of racially and economically equitable development, designed to create and preserve wealth for community residents in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Art & Culture

  • Americas Society, a series that presents artists who are both superb musicians and cultural ambassadors of myriad social and musical traditions.
  • Staycation Cultural Opportunities, a virtual experience of art, music, and science, while social distancing guidelines and restrictions remain in place, in partnership with organizations such as the Liberty Science Center, New York Hall of Fame, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Visitors with Disabilities programs, a special ongoing program devoted to making the museum’s galleries accessible for people with disabilities, along with special programming and workshops throughout the year.

Youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, for which MetLife Foundation has sponsored the Honor Awards for over 30 years, helping BGCA recognize innovative and effective programs that have positively impacted millions of young lives across the Movement.

Diversity & Inclusion

Girls Who Code, which provides rising 11th and 12th grade girls with a unique blend of computer science, sisterhood,and careers in technology through a seven-week program, embedding their classrooms in top companies and giving them a chance to explore the many applications of computer science and engage with top female leaders.

Veterans

Bunker Labs, which supports military-connected entrepreneurs by providing them the resources that help grow their businesses.

MetLife Mexico: Supporting UNICEF´s Back-to-School Efforts

MetLife Mexico and Fundación MetLife partnered with UNICEF to support its back-to-school efforts in the states of Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán, and Oaxaca with a $403,000 grant. The grant was used to install hand-washing stations in 100 public schools, reaching 20,000 students, teachers, school authorities, and parents. The grant also helped educational authorities develop guidelines, health protocols, training materials, and workshops to help keep children safe in school.

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