About the 3M Open Fund
The 3M Open Fund, based in Minnesota, is a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation created when the tournament was founded by 3M and the PGA TOUR in 2019. The 3M Open serves as the principal fundraiser for the organization’s efforts to support local and regional charitable organizations. The foundation’s mission aligns with 3M’s commitment to improve lives in communities where we live, work and learn.
3M Open to support COVID-19 and social justice initiatives
3M Open officials announced its 2020 charitable giving efforts will be directed largely toward local nonprofit organizations which are focused on supporting individuals impacted by COVID-19 and for social justice initiatives. The 3M Open Fund will donate funds raised to select Minnesota charities and highlight the ‘Power of Community’ throughout the event. Below are the nonprofits the 3M Open Fund is supporting in 2020:
Urban Ventures is a unique group involved with relief efforts. They initiate project teams of volunteers and staff to facilitate rebuilding and re-opening businesses. In addition, it supports the ongoing needs of local families. We will partner with them to help rebuild portions of North Minneapolis and South Minneapolis
Lake Street Council
Since 1968 they have built an organization that serves the needs of diverse and unique communities. The program supports entrepreneurs, beautification of the buildings, and streetscapes. In addition, the council engages businesses and executives in policy initiatives. The vast majority of these businesses are owned by immigrants and people of color.
YWCA of St. Paul
The YWCA of St. Paul is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
YWCA of Minneapolis
YWCA Minneapolis has been cultivating an inclusive and healthy community through a range of programs, classes and workshops. We provide high-quality Racial Justice, Early Childhood Education, Girls & Youth, Health & Wellness and Workforce Development programs that help build a vibrant, healthy community for all.
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital
Masonic has been a leader in the Twin Cities community supporting the needs of those that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, hrough teamwork and collaboration, Masonic respectfully addresses the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of pediatric patients and their families. Their compassionate, innovative approach has repeatedly received national recognition.
VEAP is a basic needs and social services organization that promotes access to healthy foods, stable housing, and a multitude of after supportive services. VEAP’s programs address a particular needs, providing hope, and prevention of financial crisis such as loss of housing transportation, or employment.
Greater Twin Cities United Way
The United Way’s mission is to galvanize the community and build pathways toward prosperity and equity for all. They create a region where all people thrive regardless of income, or race. The Greater Twin Cities COVID-19 response and recovery fund is making a huge impact on the community.
Science Museum of Minnesota
The Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center STEM Justice approach creates the space for young leaders to apply STEM to address critical community issues. Since the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center was established in 1996, it has directly engaged youth from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields