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Investing in a more vibrant 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
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  • 3M Matching Gift Programs

    To amplify the contributions of employees and retirees, 3M offers matches for volunteering and financial gifts.
  • 3M Foundation Grant Guidelines

    In alignment with our giving strategies, 3M invests in nonprofit organizations that make our communities even stronger.
United Way Volunteers
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The Minnesota Children’s Museum’s Forces at Play engages children in STEM in a fun and exciting way. 3M is proud to sponsor this hands-on exhibit that invites children to experience science applied to life through non-goal directed activities.

Community Program Highlights

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    3M Half Marathon Benefits Austin Youth River Watch

    More than 7,000 registered runners pounded the pavement as we celebrated the 25th year of the 3M Half Marathon in Austin, Texas, in January 2019. 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. Around 100 3Mers were involved as either runners or volunteers. The 3M Consumer Business Group donated products for the coveted runner’s swag bag. Over its 25-year history, the 3M Half Marathon has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from 3M Foundation to local Austin nonprofits to advance STEM education. The 2019 beneficiary of a $60,000 grant was Austin Youth River Watch, a program that provides peer mentoring and environmental education to high-school students from underserved communities.

  • 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.

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