3m Foundation

Location: 3m Center224-05-n-40, Saint Paul, 55144 MN

EIN: 41-6038262

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9Builds relationships7Friendly6Responsive6Worth the time to pitch4Gives more than money4Openminded4Repeat funding4Positive leader in the field3Culturally sensitive2Difficult to work with2"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Risk taker

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3m Foundation

May 03, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

3Mgives is very dedicated to enhancing the philanthropy experience for their employees. They align all of their giving (grants, in-kind, sponsorships) with employee participation. Best tactic is to engage 3M employees and encourage them to be advocates for your organization. It's benefited us in many ways - volunteerism, increased giving, constant in-kind donations, board leadership, and more.


Culturally sensitive, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Dec 21, 2018

Reviewer 995 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2018

We have been building a relationship with 3M for several years and have had several of their leadership teams to our site for tours over that time. We have also helped them with some of their clinical studies, presentations, and helped them develop workshops and conferences. Getting to know their leadership lead to this grant being awarded.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, Openminded, Responsive

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Feb 09, 2018

Reviewer 9181 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

3M has been a wonderful longtime partner. Start by building a relationship within the company.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, Responsive

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Oct 26, 2017 1

Reviewer 160 - Did not apply

Huge lack of transparency and support regarding the application process. Our LOI was sent back undelivered, and we could not even get a response as to whether the local branch had closed or moved. Unless you have a personal contact, it may be very difficult.


Difficult to work with, Bureaucratic

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Oct 10, 2017

Reviewer 575 - Professional in the field

Probably not worth applying unless you have a contact within the company.

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Oct 04, 2017

Grant Applicant - applied in 2016

We had an exceptional experience with 3M Gives team. WE had been pre-vetted by the time we applied, thanks to a staff member who approached us to support our efforts. Very proactive and friendly.


Risk taker, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Responsive

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Aug 28, 2017

Reviewer 952 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015



Gives more than money, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

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Aug 19, 2017 1

Reviewer 880 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

You do need an "invite number" from a local 3m person.


Friendly, Openminded, Responsive

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Jul 19, 2017

Reviewer 948 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

It's tough if you don't have a connection. Find a way to get one of their affinity groups connected with your organization.


Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Culturally sensitive, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded

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Jun 16, 2017 1

Reviewer 625 - Did not apply

You'll need a lot of patience if you are outside the metro area!


Difficult to work with

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