3m Foundation

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

EIN: 41-6038262

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Top descriptors for this funder

10Builds relationships7Responsive7Friendly6Worth the time to pitch5Gives more than money5Positive leader in the field4Culturally sensitive4Openminded4Repeat funding3Difficult to work with3"Gets" nonprofits and issues2Bureaucratic

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3m Foundation

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.

Pros

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!

Cons

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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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

Good luck!

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Not worth the time to pitch

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2013

go for it! you never know what you'll get.

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Worth the time to pitch


Cons

Funding less than the requested amount

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

There seems to be a club you need to get into inorder to qualify for funding from this foundation.

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Not worth the time to pitch

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

3M has just been through some staff changes. the new person isn't from Minnesota and my understanding is that funding is going to focus on international priorities. I'm not sure if they are taking on new grantees, but a phone call is always worth it.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Friendly

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2010

They say they don't accept unsolicited proposals. I called and talked with someone and got an invitation to apply.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Builds relationships

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Jun 15, 2016

Grant Applicant - applied in 2013

They like to invite you but LOIs are OK. Helps if you have a 3M connection.

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Worth the time to pitch, Repeat funding, Builds relationships

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