3M Community Giving 2009 Report People Potential Communities
Our giving story In 2009, we contributed more than $49 million to address local community needs through grants from 3M and the 3M Foundation, and donations of 3M products. Employees and retirees participated in 75 percent of 3M giving through matching programs and service on advisory committees, nonprofit boards, and community projects. And they volunteered to help countless individuals, tutor students and preserve natural resources around the world. © Project Lead the Way Investing in student success with hands-on experiments. PLTW’s Future engineers: Through a 3M Ingenuity K–12 education emphasis middle and high school curriculum Grant, middle school students at the • Student achievement in STEM (Science, provides continued exposure as students Ann Richards School for Young Women Technology, Engineering, Math) and learn and develop problem-solving and Leaders in Austin, Texas, completed Economics technical-thinking skills. Over $340,000 several architectural and civil engineering • College readiness and access in 3M Foundation grants was awarded to design projects. The students strengthened • Volunteer engagement school districts in Alabama (Decatur); math and science skills including scaling, Iowa (Pella); Minnesota (Mahtomedi, proportions, percentages, properties Engineering — not just for colleges Saint Paul, White Bear Lake, Woodbury); of physics and engineering mechanics. anymore: Engineering is Elementary South Dakota (Brookings); and Wisconsin Following a design charette, the students (EiE), developed by the Boston Museum (Prairie du Chien) to implement one or helped redesign an area of their of Science, and Project Lead the Way both of these programs. 3M volunteers school building. (PLTW), Clifton Park, N.Y., to expose reinforce classroom learning as guest Inspiring creativity through problem solving students of all ages to engineering speakers, sharing their experiences and and teamwork is one way to develop future concepts. EiE is literacy-based and blends backgrounds to inspire students to think talent. Destination ImagiNation, Inc., technical and social concepts about their future. Cherry Hill, N.J., brings student teams together to solve a variety of challenges that range from the theatrical to structural in nature. At the organization’s Global Finals, the 3M Disaster Challenge invited teams to innovate solutions in multiple disaster-related scenarios. Cash and product of just over $100,000 helped make these challenges possible. Supplies4Schools helps classroom and school budgets go further through donations of 3M products like Scotch® Glue Sticks, 3M™ Protective Eyewear, Post-it® Notes and Post-it® Flags for classroom use. Products valuing over $3.4 million went to 242 schools in 28 states.
Building strong communities 3M Community Giving Campaign in Higher education emphasis Health and Human partnership with United Way: Focusing Services emphasis • Science, engineering and business on positively impacting lives, 3Mers • Increased participation by underrepre- Youth development (ages 0-21) through: around the country engaged in volunteer sented people in these fields • Prevention and intervention programs projects to make their communities and • College retention and completion • Early childhood through parent fellow citizens stronger. Donations from engagement and school readiness employees, retirees and the 3M Foundation Recruiting and retaining students is the aim • After-school programs with a exceeded $7.4 million. of a $1 million 3M Foundation grant to the learning component University of St. Thomas in the disciplines Arts and Culture emphasis of business and engineering. Need-based 3M Hunger Relief Match: Held annually in scholarships target students who are first March to support food shelves and prevent • Arts organizations with strong educational outreach in their families to attend college. The hunger, employees and retirees in the Engineering by Design Project and St. Paul, Minn. area, and in Austin, Texas, • Artistic and cultural diversity Business Plan Competition provide added donated over $69,000. A 3M Foundation • Premier arts organizations opportunities to apply students’ learning match doubled this gift. In addition, The Louvre and the Masterpiece: With to engineering or business challenges, $95,000 went to 43 food shelves in 3M 3M support, the Minneapolis Institute of deepening their understanding of concepts communities across the country. 3M Arts (MIA) presented an unprecedented and increasing their retention in these Pittsboro, N.C., plant employees aimed exhibit with 60 exceptional pieces from disciplines. to collect an amount of food to equal the the Louvre’s collection in Paris, including weight of their agreeable plant manager. Nontenured faculty grants provide unrestrict- works by da Vinci, Michelangelo and Over 300 pounds were collected, far ed funding to help new faculty members Vermeer. The MIA’s educational outreach exceeding his weight. pursue their goal of tenure. Fifty-five grants provided free guided tours for 7,000 totaling $835,000 were awarded to faculty 3M Thanksgiving Match: A special K–12 students, teacher workshops, online in science, technology and business. match during the holiday period, in our resources and Parent Ambassador Training headquarters communities, supports Program reaching 6,300 additional students. Building communications skills by organizations with a particular holiday integrating technology into the curriculum Informal learning is nurtured by a $10,000 season focus: food, holiday gifts or is the goal of a $1 million, multiyear 3M 3M Foundation grant to the Children’s special activities. The combined gift of Foundation grant to the Kelley School of Museum of the Upstate, Greenville, S.C., $270,000 from employees, retirees and Business at Indiana University. The grant creating a scholarship fund to reduce the 3M Foundation helped make the creates a new Sales and Communications admission for schools, Boy and Girl Scout holidays a little brighter for individuals Laboratory to enhance students’ troops, childcare facilities, and Head and families. presentation, listening and selling skills. Start Programs.
© The Nature Conservancy Sustaining environment 2009 3M Community environmental emphasis Giving • Biodiversity preservation Cash and In-Kind Giving by Program Area ($ in Millions)* • Positive impact on climate change ProGrAM AreA CASH** IN-KIND ToTAL % • Access to natural areas Higher Education $6.51 $2.46 $8.96 18 • Volunteer involvement K–12 Education $4.73 $11.00 $15.73 32 Health & Human Services $7.66 $11.06 $18.72 38 Green building in Midland, Mich.: Arts & Culture $3.39 $0.14 $3.54 7 The Chippewa Nature Center was Environment $1.73 $0.01 $1.73 3 Volunteer & Civic $1.04 $0.10 $1.13 2 awarded a $20,000 3M Foundation ToTAL GIVING $25.05 $24.77 $49.82 grant for its visitor center expansion, a *Totals vary due to rounding model of sustainability with a butterfly **Combined cash giving from 3M and 3M Foundation roof to collect rainwater, rain gardens to filter runoff, photovoltaic cells to Community Giving Summary generate electricity from sunlight and ($ in Millions)* underground geothermal exchange Foundation Cash $21.47 pumps. Programming includes Corporate Cash $3.57 curriculum-based environmental In-Kind Donations $24.77 ToTAL GIVING $49.82 education for students. *Totals vary due to rounding Darkwoods —from Yellowstone to the Yukon in Canada: A $500,000 © Project Lead the Way 3M Foundation grant to The Nature Conservancy will help secure the How to Apply single largest private land purchase Our guidelines are the same for cash and product donations. All contributions are for conservation in Canadian history. processed online. For more information, visit www.3Mgiving.com. Outside the This land will help restore caribou United States, please direct requests to the 3M office in your country habitat and other critical species by connecting the property with neighboring protected areas. Community Giving 3M Community Affairs 3M Center, Building 225-01-S-23 St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 www.3Mgiving.com © 3M 2010. All rights reserved.