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. Our commitment to the community continues today. 3M harnesses financial investments, business expertise and our people to maximize impact in 3M communities.
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
2020 Year in Review (PDF, 104 KB)
3M partners with schools, universities and other organizations to help provide students and teachers with additional resources and knowledge that they need to succeed.
Our goal is to demonstrate how science can be applied to improve lives. Beyond that, our programs are designed to inspire the next generation of great leaders, thinkers and creators.
3Mgives enhances community vibrancy by volunteer work and investment to improve the quality of life.
At 3M, we believe in the power of our people to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Through our skills-based service program, 3M Impact, teams of employees have an opportunity to travel to a different country, where they spend two immersive weeks collaborating with a local nonprofit organization, social enterprise or government agency to contribute to a solution for a pressing social or environmental issue.
Learn more about 3M Impact and hear about past participants’ experiences by visiting the program site:
Find out more about the 3M Impact program in Malaysia
3Mers love making a difference—especially when they can apply science and innovation to change lives. We’re proud of their efforts and encourage them to improve lives in their communities.
Every year, 3Mers in global locations come together to improve lives as part of our annual Global Volunteer Day. And that’s just one of the many ways that we work to make our communities better places for us to live in.
On the 14th of August 2019, 3M Malaysia partnered with MySkills Foundation to host the 3M Malaysia Volunteer Day event. The committee organized an “Explorace” for the students of MySkills as well as 3M Volunteers. Designed to encourage interactive learning and the spirit of teamwork, the “Explorace” consisted of activities such as landscaping, wall mural painting and 4 mini science games.
At the end of the day, MySkills’ students and 3M volunteers got to bond over the activities and learn valuable lessons in teamwork. Through effective communication, all the teams successfully completed the challenges and everyone walked home a winner.