Insurance Foundation Offers Financial Education Grants

metlifeThe MetLife Foundation, the giving arm of the nation’s largest insurance company, opens its grants program to support financial education programs to help low-income households and businesses become self-supporting and sustainable.

Deadline: Rolling.

The Foundation’s Financial Inclusion Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations. Depending on the scale and complexity of the proposed project, this evaluation process can take anywhere from one to six months and will involve ongoing consultations between the applicant and the foundation. Factors considered include the organization’s general structure, objectives, history and management capability; its relationship to the community and the population to be served; its position relative to organizations performing similar functions; and its financial position and sources of income.

In the evaluation of the project, the foundation looks at the project’s goals and implementation plans; length of time for the project to be complete; the ultimate disposition of the project; benefits of the projects; and the sources of financial and other support.

Youth groups have benefited.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) won an empowerment grants to girls and young women to develop their fullest potential.

Info: http://tinyurl.com/m4r3hq5 (application).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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