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3M provides grant to Woodbury Community Foundation

The 3M Foundation has made a $400 donation to the Woodbury Community Foundation (WCF) in recognition of the commitment and outstanding service of two board members: Michael Barrett and Richard Hanson.

Michael Barrett, 3M Retiree, has provided more than 30 hours in the past year to the WCF as a board member. As a volunteer director, Barrett has devoted most of his energies to ensuring a solid future for the WCF as well looking into new ideas for serving in the community.

Richard Hanson, 3M/3M Foundation Retiree, has donated more than 25 hours in the past year to the WCF as a volunteer board director. His focus has been on the plans for growing and developing the WCF. Hanson has spent a significant amount of his time helping envision the future of the organization while building upon past successes.

"3M employees and retirees donate many thousands of hours to their communities each year," said Alex Cirillo, vice-president, 3M Community Affairs. "We are pleased to recognize and support their commitment to helping others."

As part of the 3M Volunteer Match, the 3M Foundation donates $200 to eligible nonprofit organizations for which a 3M employee or retiree volunteers 25 hours or more per calendar year.

For more information on this program, call 3M Community Affairs at (651) 733-0144.

3M Community Giving consists of product donations and cash grants by 3M and the 3M Foundation and bolstered by employee and retiree volunteerism. Since 2000, volunteer matches totaling over $2.2 million have gone to over 2,400 schools or nonprofit organizations in 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

The Woodbury Community Foundation was established in 2003 "to connect people and organizations with causes that matter in order to strengthen our community for the benefit of all."

To achieve the greatest impact, the WCF targets its grants toward specific areas.

These currently include meeting the social service needs of Woodbury's citizens, enhancing health and safety and beautifying Woodbury.

Grants are given once a year to those organizations serving the community of Woodbury.

Letters of inquiry will be accepted beginning in June 2009. See the foundations's website,, to download guidelines.

For more more information, call us (651) 788-6586 or visit