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Investing in a more inclusive world

3M Enhances Community Vibrancy

3M Foundation forms lasting partnerships with communities worldwide and provides resources to help them succeed and grow—ensuring a more interconnected and thriving world.


  • 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
central Texas food bank
Central Texas Food Bank has hosted emergency drive-through mass food distribution days throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 3M Foundation is proud of our community partnerships to alleviate hunger and provide basic needs support for vulnerable populations.

Community Program Highlights

  • marathon runners
    3M Half Marathon Benefits Austin Community
    Annually, more than 7,500 registered runners pound the pavement during the 3M Half Marathon in Austin, Texas, each January. Outside magazine listed it as one of “The Best Races for Running Your Fastest Time” and over the years, the marathon has grown into a well-organized race in the U.S. In addition, 3Mers from many operation communities within USAC are involved as either runners or volunteers and the 3M Consumer Business Group donates products for the coveted runner’s swag bag. Over its 26-year history, the 3M Half Marathon has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from 3M Foundation to local Austin public charities to advance STEM education and support basic needs.
  • 3M Spain volunteers
    3M Spain provides meals to local students.

    Through a partnership with SOS Children Villages of Spain, 3M helped provide more than 500 students with healthy meals.

In alignment with our giving strategies, 3M invests in nonprofit organizations that make our communities even stronger.