About the OPTIX Partners

MetLife was founded on a simple, powerful insight: Everyone needs access to the right financial tools to achieve their goals. In 2013, this understanding inspired MetLife Foundation to refocus its grantmaking toward financial inclusion. To support its vision and mission, the Foundation has committed $200 million over five years to help low-income individuals and families get access to safe and affordable financial products and services. As it enters the second half of its five-year strategic plan, MetLife Foundation is right on track, disbursing more than $100 million against that goal.

Since its creation in 1976, MetLife Foundation has provided more than $700 million in grants to make a positive difference for the people, families and communities it serves.


BFA is a global consulting firm specializing in the development of financial services for low income people around the world. Its approach is to seek out, create and implement solutions to the challenges faced by low income people in managing the financial matters that underpin their lives.  BFA purposefully partners with cutting-edge financial and non-financial institutions that touch the lives of low income customers. In creating solutions, BFA integrates its deep expertise in customer insights, business strategy, new technology and growth-enabling policy & regulation. Founded in 2006, its clients include donors, investors, financial institutions, policymakers, insurers and payment service providers. BFA has offices in Boston, New York, Nairobi and Medellín.


Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving. Headquartered in New York City, it traces its antecedents to John D. Rockefeller Sr., who in 1891 began to professionally manage his philanthropy “as if it were a business.” With thoughtful and effective philanthropy as its one and only mission, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has grown into one of the world’s largest philanthropic service organizations, having overseen more than $3 billion to date in grantmaking across the globe from four regional offices in the United States.