The University of Iowa

3M Foundation

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Manager, Corporate Contributions
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Cynthia F. Kleven
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3M Ctr.
Bldg. 224-05-N-40
St. Paul, MN 55144
United States

Grant Information

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3M invests in: Academic programs in science, engineering and business, and increasing the diversity of individuals entering these fields; K-12 education -inspiring student interest and success in math, science and economics by advancing teacher excellence and college readiness; Health and human services -strengthening youth and families through prevention programs, job training and by providing humanitarian and disaster relief; Arts and culture -enhancing the quality of cultural life in 3M communities through organizations with strong education and community outreach programs; and the environment contributing to the sustainability of the earth's ecosystems, focusing on biodiversity and climate change.


The foundation supports programs designed to improve the quality of life in underserved families; increase access to youth development programs for underrepresented children; and promote vibrant and diverse art opportunities


Sample Grants 

See Web site.


Funding is limited to communities in which 3M operates. In Iowa, these are Ames, Forest City, and Knoxville. 3M has three focus areas: education, community, and environment, each with its own grant cycle. At this time 3M is an invitation-only funder.

See the Giving and Volunteerism website for details.


Kristen Ludgate, President

James Momon, President

Michael Stroik, Vice President

Eric Levinson, Secretary

Sarah Grauze, Treasurer

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Date of latest financial data 
Dec 2021