MetLife Foundation is committed to making arts more accessible for everyone. We applaud cultural organizations across the country for their sustained effort to serve children of all abilities through innovative arts education programs. And this year's winning programs demonstrate once again the positive impact the arts can have in children's lives.

The purpose of this program has always been to help spur creativity among scientists, in the hopes that unrestricted grants would move us closer to the day when the tragic suffering caused by this disease is but a memory. Our 20th anniversary honors scientists for their important work and renews our commitment to helping find a cure.