MetLife was founded on a simple but powerful insight: everyone needs access to the right financial tools to pursue more from life. That core belief has shaped MetLife’s business since our founding in 1868. And in 2013, that same belief inspired MetLife Foundation’s new strategic focus on financial inclusion—our commitment to ensuring that more of the world’s low-income families have access to quality, affordable financial services that they need. While financial inclusion is the primary focus, the Foundation continues to support other philanthropic efforts such as the arts and culture, civic programs and volunteerism.
MetLife Foundation’s financial inclusion strategy is built on three strong pillars. We support organizations with the capacity to address one or more of these priorities.