3M Foundation: Environment Grants

3M Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: District of Columbia, Counties in Alabama: Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Show all

Location of residency: District of Columbia, Counties in Alabama: Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Anchorage Municipality, Alaska Show all

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NOTE:  3M grant applications are by invitation only. Periodically, 3Mgives staff reviews information submitted from prospective partners as it relates to our 3Mgives giving guidelines, strategic priorities and available resources. Please note that submitting your information does not guarantee you will be contacted, initiate the invitation process or guarantee support. 

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


3M engages in environmental initiatives to make a positive impact on the Earth.

3Mgives invests in initiatives that foster sustainable communities. This includes projects that protect threatened ecosystems, underpin local economies, enhance livelihoods and promote science-based environmental education.


  • Enable key partners to sustainably manage and maintain at-risk habitats
  • Improve economic outcomes for indigenous peoples through green development and the promotion of green livelihoods
  • Increase the number of children receiving quality environmental learning activities

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.



  • The following organizations are not eligible for support:
    • Individuals
    • For-profit
    • Disease-related
    • Government agencies
    • Hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes
    • Treatment centers or hospice programs
    • Religious, fraternal, or social
  • The following activities are not eligible for support:
    • Athletics
    • Advocacy and lobbying efforts to influence legislation
    • Conferences, seminars, workshops or publications of their proceedings
    • Endowments
    • Film/video production
    • Fundraising, testimonial, athletic and special events
    • Playground or athletic equipment
    • Travel