3m Foundation

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

EIN: 41-6038262

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Top descriptors for this funder

7Builds relationships6Worth the time to pitch6Friendly4Responsive4Repeat funding3Gives more than money3Openminded3Positive leader in the field2Difficult to work with2"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Not worth the time to pitch1Bureaucratic

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3m Foundation

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.

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

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Oct 26, 2017

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.

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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.

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

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Aug 28, 2017

Reviewer 952 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

ok

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

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Aug 19, 2017

Reviewer 880 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

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

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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.

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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!

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Difficult to work with

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Jun 15, 2016 3

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

be persistent.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Positive leader in the field

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2015

Difficult to get in without an inside perspective

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Unclear objectives

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