Croatan Institute Awarded MetLife Foundation Grant

December 19, 2023 

Croatan Institute’s REEFS Program was recently awarded a grant from MetLife Foundation’s Accelerating Commitment to Equity Innovation Fund (ACE Innovation Fund) which will help support our BIPOC Financial Health Investment Project. Over two years, Croatan Institute will use the funding to expand the FinHealth Program, enabling more participants to access business planning and financial coaching assistance. 

The REEFS Program team has been actively fundraising in 2023 to expand the services offered through the REEFS program and provide on-demand, online opportunities for learning as well as Spanish language translation services for the program. The REEFS Program was also recently awarded a USDA 2501 grant which will provide sustained, federal funding for the FinHealth Program. We’re looking forward to increasing our impact in North Carolina and welcoming continued engagement in the FinHealth Program!