3M improves lives and builds sustainable communities through social investments and thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide. Through both corporate giving and the 3M Foundation, we support initiatives that impact communities and provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
3M’s Science at Home provides teachers and parents with simple science experiments that can be conducted at home by students ages 6-12. Demonstrated by 3M scientists, the experiments use common household items and are designed to reinforce core scientific principles. STEM education is critical to the future of science, and we’re committed to support schools everywhere through e-learning.
3M 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 3M to leverage our core competencies for social good.
3M 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.
3M encourages our employees and alumni to find a cause they feel passionate about and make a difference in our/their communities. Whether it’s using our flexible work schedules to participate in a hands-on opportunity, or dedicating two weeks to the 3M Impact skills-based service program – our goal is to empower all of our employees to use their time and talents to improve lives.