100 South Main St 10th Floor, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN
Application Phone: 612-100-1000
Corporate Giving Webpage
- Executive Market Director | phone + email
- Head of Global Philanthropy | phone + email
- Grants Manager, Global Philanthropy | phone + email
- Executive Director, Midwest, Global Philanthropy | phone + email
- Executive Director, Midwest & Global Philanthropy | phone + email
- Giving on a national and international basis in areas of company operations, with emphasis on MN.
Gives in these States
- 50 States and the District of Columbia
- Areas of Company Operations
- Minnesota Metro
$21,170,814.00 (as of 2017)
Grant Year Totals
Chair person/ Trustee;
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trustee;
President, The Foundation
- Corporate Foundation
Proposals from organizations in St. Paul, MN and Austin, TX are by invitation only.
Giving on a national basis in areas of company operations in AL, AK, AR, CA, CO, DE, Washington, DC, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MS, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, and WI.
No support for religious, fraternal, social, or veterans’ organizations, disease-specific organizations, for-profit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes, treatment centers or hospices, or individual K-12 schools.
No grants to individuals, or for endowments, advocacy or lobbying efforts, conferences, seminars, or workshops, publications, film or video production, fundraising, testimonial, athletic or special events, playground or athletic equipment, non-company equipment, travel, or scholarship funds; no loans or investments.
The following organizations are not eligible for support:
The following activities are not eligible for support:
STEM Education is #1 priority, but other education is near the top of the list
Company has a new president.
Company consistently has three main foci – Community, Education and Environment.
Supports initiatives that advance equitable outcomes in STEM and business for under-represented and under-resourced populations. Our goal is to help build a diverse pipeline of global talent by increasing student interest and achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Grant range $1-50k
Name | Website | Products
More about the company’s products, divisions, size, success, etc
- P: Does Not Accept Unsolicited Applications
- G: Severe Geographic Limitations
- F: Narrow Focus
- S: Small Foundation
Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Council of Michigan Foundations
Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
Grantmakers for Education
Grantmakers in the Arts
from the Company’s website:
We provide backing to the communities where our customers and colleagues live and work. It’s good for both our business and our communities to invest financial and human resources in ways that address the social, environmental and economic needs of our communities, customers, colleagues, shareholders and partners.
Visionary nonprofits are always there for their communities. We’re always there for them. We support and volunteer with organizations that:
- Develop the next generation of leaders
- Encourage community service and civic participation.
- – Improve the quality of life in underserved families
- – Increase access to youth development programs for underrepresented children
- – Provide access to vibrant and diverse art opportunities
Corporate giving : prioritizes 2 primary sectors: education and the environment.
Grants & Programs
There are two grant-giving initiatives sponsored by the company: their Corporate Giving initiative and their Foundation. They also have a volunteer program.
The corporation provides cash and product investments, along with the engagement of our people, to maximize our social impact. Our focus areas include supporting underrepresented and underserved individuals to advance in STEM and skilled trades and addressing environmental challenges such as climate change and the need for a circular economy. These challenges align to significant needs in our communities and allow the company to leverage our core competencies for social good.
The Foundation enhances community vibrancy by improving standards of living, preparing youth for life-long success, increasing access to quality and diverse arts opportunities and contributing to global humanitarian relief efforts.
The company encourages employees and alumni to find a cause they feel passionate about and make a difference in their communities. Whether it’s using the company’s flexible work schedules to participate in a hands-on opportunity, or dedicating time to a service program – the goal is to empower all employees to use their time and talents to improve lives.
Fields of Interest
- Arts & Culture
- Business, Business School and Business Education
- Children & Youth Services
- Communities, Community Enrichment
- Disaster Preparedness
- Disaster Relief
- Education, Early Childhood Education and Childcare
- Education, Higher Education
- Education, K-12
- Education, K-12, Mathematics
- Employment, Job Training
- Engineering school/education
- Environment, Conservation
- Environment, Natural Resources
- Family Services, Family and Children Services
- Health Care
- Health, Mental Health
- Health, Mental Health, Crisis Services
- Housing/Shelter, Affordable Housing
- Human Services
- Performing Arts
- Philanthropy & Voluntarism, Federated Giving
- Racial and Ethnic Communities
- Science and Technology
- Social Sciences, Economics
- Youth Development
- Youth Development, At-Risk Youth
Fields of Interest Notes
Though the arts is not listed as a program area, their tax documents specify arts specific grants. Most recently arts giving went to libraries, and arts centers.
The president has given personal charitable donations to such organizations as the State University Foundation. Her personal political donations are for primarily Republican candidates. She is also affiliated with the Regional Hospital.
The foundation has both a Contributions Council and a foundation. The Contributions Council is more internally focused and does not publish its giving information. Local folks are in charge of local Contributions activities. Foundation giving has sunk from $57 million in 2007 to $5 million in 2017. The corporation used to believe its great reputation was based primarily on its giving and community programs. But the corporation has moved into other business areas and no longer tries to keep a vibrant community responsibility show. In contrast to pre-economic downturn, the company is very committed to United Way, giving more than one-third of their funding to local chapters and the national organization.
Types of Support
- Capital Campaigns
- Curriculum Development
- Employee Matching Gifts
- Employee Volunteer Services
- General/Operating Support
- In-Kind Gifts
- Matching/Challenge Grants
- Program Development
- Program Support
- Scholarship Funds
- ART: Arts, Culture, and Humanities
- ED: PK-12, Higher, Adult/Continuing, Special, Libraries
- ENV: Environment & Animals
- HEA: Health
- HS: Crime, Housing, Safety/Disasters, Recreation, Legal Services, Multiservice Centers, Food, Agriculture, Community Service Clubs, Services for Special Populations (Youth, Elderly, Women)
- PUB: Civil Rights, Business Development, Community Improvement, Neighborhoods, Philanthropy/Volunteerism, Public Policy, Rural Development
- SCI: Science—Physical and Social
The Corporation does not accept or respond to unsolicited grant proposals. The Foundation solicits grant proposals from preeminent organizations within its focus areas or through a recommendation made by an employee who is actively volunteering with the agency.
Corporate Grant Guidelines
- Education – supports initiatives that advance equitable outcomes in STEM and business for under-represented and under-resourced populations. Our goal is to help build a diverse pipeline of global talent by increasing student interest and achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).Education Grant Cycles:
- K-12 Education: April to June
- Higher Education: July to September
- Environment – invests in environmental initiatives that promote sustainability and environmental stewardship in the communities where we operate. We are committed to supporting organizations focused on conservation and improving air and water quality. 3M also supports quality environmental learning activities for students.Environment Grant Cycle:
- February – April
Community Interest Form
Committed to learning about the work of U.S.-based nonprofits that meet our funding criteria. We are working to overhaul a Community Interest Form to provide a quick and easy way for nonprofits to tell our team about work aligned to company guidelines and strategic priorities. We anticipate the revised form will be re-posted during the first quarter of 2020 and will be hosted for 24/7 access thereafter. Please note that submitting a Community Interest Form is for introductory purposes only and does not constitute an application for funds or a guarantee of support.
Foundation Focus Areas & Grant Cycles
The company strives to maximize our social impact within our communities and support a culture of service among our people. To do this, the Foundation partners with leading organizations that are aligned to our global footprint and have proven track records for making a difference in our three areas of focus:
- Community – The Foundation thrives to build inclusiveness, diversity and vibrancy in 3M communities. This is accomplished by supporting programs that assure access to basic needs, prepare youth for life-long success, increase access to quality and diverse arts opportunities, and contribute to global humanitarian relief efforts. Community Grant Cycle:
- August – November
Foundation Community Interest Form
The Foundation is committed to learning about the work of U.S.-based nonprofits that meet our funding criteria. We are working to overhaul a Community Interest Form to provide a quick and easy way for nonprofits to tell our team about work aligned to Foundation guidelines and strategic priorities. We anticipate the revised form will be re-posted during the third quarter of 2020 and will be hosted for 24/7 access thereafter. Please note that submitting a Community Interest Form is for introductory purposes only and does not constitute an application for funds or a guarantee of support.
Social Media Profiles
|Brookings United Fund (Brookings, SD)||2014||$37,800.00|
|Dacotah Prairie Museum (Aberdeen, SD)||2014||$2,500.00|
|Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)||2014||$60,000.00|
|Montana State University Foundation (Bozeman, MT)||2014||$10,550.00|
|National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, D.C.)||2014||$539,042.00|
|Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)||2014||$5,000.00|
|Park Square Theatre Company (St. Paul, MN)||2014||$25,000.00|
|Presbyterian Homes Foundation (MN) (Roseville, MN)||2014||$4,500.00|
|Salvation Army of Roseville, MN (Roseville, MN)||2014||$1,750.00|
|Theatre Action Project (Austin, TX)||2014||$3,500.00|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)||2014||$4,825.00|
|University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)||2017||$8,000,000.00|
|VocalEssence (Minneapolis, MN)||2014||$250.00|