3M Foundation: Grants for Marine Conservation

OVERVIEW: The 3M Foundation supports a wide range of marine conservation projects in communities in which the company has a business presence.

IP TAKE: The 3M Foundation supports national, regional, and local marine conservation projects that “foster sustainable communities.”

PROFILE: 3M established its foundation in 1953 and seeks to promote “stronger and more sustainable communities.” The 3M Foundation’s  grantmaking programs center on education, improving local communities, and the environment.

3M’s environmental grants support organizations promoting on the sustainable management and maintenance of at-risk habitats; improving the lives of indigenous peoples “through green development and the promotion of green livelihoods; and increasing environmental learning activities for children.

The 3M Foundation’s marine conservation grants support an array of activities, such as the Mississippi River Fund and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. To learn more about the types of marine conservation organizations 3M supports, and at what level, download its environmental grants list

Most of the 3M Foundation’s marine conservation rants range from $5,000 to $50,000. The foundation awards grants to organizations located in areas in which 3M has a business presence.

The 3M Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding from organizations located in St. Paul, Minnesota and Austin, Texas. Applicants located in other states must direct their funding requests to their local 3M office.


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