3M launches Community Coalition to advise 3M community investment plans
Oct 12, 2020

No single organization can create racial equity on its own. It will take communities, workplaces and governments coming together to drive real and lasting change. That’s why we formed the 3M Community Coalition.

"3M is committed to making sure this time is different – we are going to do our part to ensure social justice and racial equity are achieved in our community," said Kristen Ludgate, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, 3M. "Working with our Community Coalition partners enables us to ensure we deliver equitable change through our philanthropy and employee engagement."

The 3M Community Coalition is a group of diverse leaders from the Twin Cities, including representatives from local government, nonprofits and the education sector. This group brings forward community voices and perspectives to advise on plans for directing our $50 million investment to address pressing challenges and make the biggest impact.

We are proud to partner with leaders and organizations driving real change in our communities: Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, on behalf of the city of Saint Paul; Superintendent Joe Gothard, on behalf of Saint Paul Public Schools; Tawanna Black, on behalf of Center for Economic Inclusion; Acooa Ellis, on behalf of Greater Twin Cities United Way; Pahoua Yang Hoffman, on behalf of Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation; Laverne McCartney Knighton, on behalf of UNCF; Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, on behalf of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; and Otis Zanders, on behalf of Ujamaa Place.

The 3M Community Coalition is one part of 3M’s broader commitment to advance social justice and racial equity inside and outside of our company. Read more about 3M's commitments and actions.

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