3M Foundation Environmental Grants

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Australia and New Zealand; Algeria; Argentina; Australia; Austria Expand all

Location of residency: Algeria; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Bahrain Expand all

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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.


  • 3Mgives seeks to invest in evidence-based community partners and programs that use innovative approaches to solving problems for underserved communities globally.
    • List of 3M communities 
    • In St. Paul, Minn., and Austin, Texas, proposals are by invitation only.
    • In all other 3M U.S. communities, send a letter of inquiry to the local facility addressed to 3M Plant Manager.
    • Outside the U.S., direct requests to the 3M office in that country.
  • Recipients are environmental organizations in communities near a 3M facility.


  • 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