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MetLife Foundation Commits $25 Million to Global COVID-19 Response

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NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation today announced that it is committing $25 million to the global response to COVID-19 in support of communities impacted by the pandemic. The grant funding from MetLife Foundation will span all regions where MetLife operates, and will address both short- and longer-term relief efforts.  

Metlife Foundation to Donate $1 Million to Food Banks across the U.S. to Help Those Impacted by Coronavirus

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NEW YORK, March 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation announced today that it has committed to donating $1 million to food banks across the U.S. to help them deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus. 

Food banks face the challenge of getting shelf-stable food into people’s homes as quickly as possible, especially now that vulnerable populations such as the elderly have been advised to practice social distancing. In addition, food banks face greater need from families with children who no longer have access to meals at schools. 

EcoRise Teams Up with MetLife Foundation to Bring Eco-Literacy Program to New Jersey Classrooms

Students will become sustainability change-makers through curricula, educator training, and a Student Innovation Fund.
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NEW JERSEY, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ — EcoRise, the school-based nonprofit organization inspiring a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all, and MetLife Foundation have joined forces to deliver a new education program to 20 New Jersey educators at no cost to teachers, schools, or school districts. The Sustainable Intelligence Program includes leading-edge sustainability curricula, professional development for educators, and access to classroom micro-grants for student-driven sustainability projects.

MetLife Gulf Partners With Special Olympics in the UAE to Give Back to the Community

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates /3BL Media/ - MetLife volunteers had the opportunity recently to participate in several athletic and art activities with Special Olympians in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Moody's Supports Latin America Launch of Village Capital's Finance Forward Global Initiative

Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents.
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Washington, DC /3BL Media/ - Village Capital announced the launch of Finance Forward — a global coalition created with MetLife Foundation, PayPal, and local partners to support more than 100 early-stage entrepreneurs building tech-enabled solutions around financial health in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and India.

Village Capital, MetLife Foundation, and PayPal Launch Finance Forward

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

The Behavioral Science Inspiring Better Financial Habits

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“It sounds like a broad statement,” says Evelyn Stark, Assistant Vice President for Financial Health, MetLife Foundation, “but people are predictable. There are certain behaviors people will repeat again and again. Take the gym for example. Everyone goes to the gym in the first week of January and works hard on their New Year’s resolutions, but by February it’s empty again. Everyone wants to do the right thing, but it’s easier not to.”

Sesame Street Has a New Way to Teach Kids About Money

by Chris Taylor
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The next time you’re looking for financial tips, forget about Warren Buffett or Jeff Bezos. Try Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.

That’s because the iconic Sesame Street characters are part of a program to bring financial smarts to kids around the world. Developed by Sesame Workshop and the MetLife Foundation, the program uses videos, comics, games and activities to make money seem … well, a little less boring, and a little more meaningful to kids’ daily lives.

The Nonprofit Unlocking Millions in Savings

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“Something most people don’t understand,” says Carolyn Doyle, SaverLife user, “is that it’s terribly expensive to be poor. In our society, it feels like people who have wealth are rewarded and the poor are punished. SaverLife is doing something to fix that.”

Inclusive Fintech 50, Global Competition to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Driving Financial Inclusion, Announces Winners

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

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