Our Communities

Driving equity in our communities

3M improves lives and builds sustainable communities through social investments and thoughtful engagement of 3Mers worldwide. Through STEM and skilled trades education, environmental programs and hometown giving, we support initiatives that impact communities and provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. 

Graphic representing 3M's charitable contributions - Total Giving of $82.1M, cash donations $50.0M, and In-Kind Donations of $31.1M.

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Our Focus Areas

STEM and Skilled Trades Education

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Climate Change and Circular Economy

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Hometown Needs

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Volunteerism and employee engagement

3M employees and alumni volunteer their time, talents and expertise to improve lives in their communities. Thousands of 3Mers participate through 3Mgives volunteer programs, mentoring students and youth, serving on nonprofit boards and helping people in need around the world.

Our flagship skills-based service program, 3M Impact, gives 3Mers the opportunity to travel to a different country, where they spend two immersive weeks collaborating with a local nonprofit organization or social enterprise to contribute to a solution for a pressing social or environmental issue.

Learn more about 3M Impact

Matching Gifts

3M supports the causes that matter most to our employees and retirees through our Matching Gift programs. 3M provides grants to organizations to match eligible contributions of volunteer time and donations. If you are a 3M retiree looking to submit your matching gift requests, please click here to be taken directly to Cybergrants, 3M’s authorized matching programs software provider. Current 3M employees may also use this link if not connected to the 3M network, or log in via single-sign on.

To learn more about our individual Matching Gift programs, see below:

3M Volunteer Match

  • 3M employees and retirees located in the U.S. are eligible
  • Earn $20 per hour from 3M for the qualifying organization(s) where you volunteer, up to $500 (or 25 hours) per calendar year 
  • Annual hours due December 31
  • 3M Volunteer Match guidelines (PDF, 109.5KB) 
3M Nonprofit Portal Access

Nonprofit partners can click the links below to access 3M’s donation portals. Click on “3M Confirmation Portal” for donations that require additional information (such as the 3M Site Hometown Donation programs). To access donor details and payment information for grants and matching gifts, click on “3M Payments Portal”.

3M Grantmaking

Thank you for your interest in 3M community giving and for the work you lead to improve well-being in your community. At this time 3M is an invitation-only funder.

3M's Terms & Conditions apply to all 3M corporate investments. Acceptance of 3M funds constitutes agreement. See the complete Terms & Conditions here.

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. If you need special assistance or an accommodation for a disability in order to apply for a posted position, call our Human Resources department at (877) 496-3636.

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