3Mgives improves lives and builds sustainable communities through social investments and thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide. 3M was one of the first companies to establish a foundation in 1953, and since that time the company has contributed $1.45 billion in cash and in-kind gifts to community partners.
3Mgives continues to support initiatives that have a real impact in communities and that provide solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Our investments are more impactful as a result of partnerships with organizations with a proven track record for delivering results
3Mgives 2018 Overview (PDF, 9.74 MB)
Advancing Equity in STEM and Skilled Trades
3M invests in our communities and engages 3Mers to support programs that provide access to high-quality educational opportunities for underrepresented and under-resourced groups. As a science-based company, we aim to spark interest and support achievement in STEM-related coursework. Our goal is to encourage careers in STEM to support a diverse pipeline of talent for generations to come.
3Mgives 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.
3Mgives invests in programs that foster sustainable communities.
In one example, 3M committed a $5 million investment to the Closed Loop Fund, a collaborative social impact resource that provides municipalities with access to capital needed to build comprehensive recycling programs.
3M partners with colleges/universities and nonprofit organizations to offer matching gifts that increase the impact of our employees and retirees.
At 3M, we believe in the power of our people to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Through our skills-based service program, 3M Impact, teams of employees have an opportunity to travel to a different country, where they spend two immersive weeks collaborating with a local nonprofit organization, social enterprise or government agency to contribute to a solution for a pressing social or environmental issue.
Learn more about 3M Impact and hear about past participants’ experiences by visiting the program site: