Today, JCIE and Metlife Alico Japan are launching the “MetLife Alico Employees’ Children Support Program” as part of the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund. With a generous donation from the employees of MetLife Alico in Japan, this will provide 15 million (roughly $200,000) in one-year grants to 15–20 Japanese groups dealing with issues that children are facing in the recovery. Grant applications are being accepted until January 31, and more information is available online (Japanese only). On a separate note, the MetLife Foundation in the United States has made a $150,000 contribution to the fund to help support senior citizens and others recovering from the disaster. Thank you MetLife!