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3M improves lives in New Zealand, and around the world.

  • 3Mgives Volunteers

    Investing our resources. Investing ourselves.

    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 Annual Report (PDF) 273 KB

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    3M Science at Home

    3M’s Science at Home provides teachers and parents with simple science experiments for kids that can be conducted at home by students ages 6-12. Demonstrated by 3M scientists and celebrities such as Miss America, these science experiments use common household items and are designed to reinforce core scientific principles. STEM education is critical to the future of science, and we’re committed to support schools everywhere through e-learning.

3Mgives makes a positive impact in our three focus areas.

  • 3M Visiting Wizard

    3Mgives supports initatives that increase student interest in STEM education, so that businesses are able to build a diverse pipeline of future leaders. For example, our 3M Science at Home project shares hands on instructional videos for re-creating 3M science experiments at home, using common household items.

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    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.

  • Closed Loop Fund Signage

    3Mgives invests in programs that foster sustainable communities and protects vulnerable habitats.