Imation is committed to the health and vitality of the communities where we conduct business and employ people. We recognize that the community’s wellbeing reflects on our success and our ability to track quality employees from around the world. We support a number of organizations through both financial contributions and volunteer efforts.
Imation supports and recognizes employees’ efforts in the community by planning and organizing volunteer events, providing training and assistance in joining boards of directors, and making matching cash contributions to organizations where employees volunteer and contribute financially.
While nonprofits continue to depend heavily on monetary contributions from corporations, we find that augmenting our grants with the time and expertise of our employees provides exponential support to our priority partners. Through these partnerships, Imation employees take a personal stake in creating positive change while building upon their personal and professional skills.
Imation’s contributions are made to community-based organizations that have strong employee involvement or where an Imation team member is an active member on a nonprofit board of directors. Grant sizes are relative to the operating size of an organization.
Contributions will be directed to community affairs programs at key Imation locations nationwide.
- For those Twin Cities organizations that serve a specific neighborhood or a more narrowly focused community, priority will be given to those located in St. Paul and Eastern suburbs.
- Contributions to national organizations will be considered if they:
- have strong employee involvement and/or
- strongly enhance Imation’s community affairs objectives and guidelines in Imation locations
Imation’s partnerships will reflect a balance between the ethnically diverse communities in Imation locations.
Imation’s annual Community Giving Campaign includes four organizations representing the vast needs in the Twin Cities community. These include: Combined Health Appeal, Minnesota Environmental Fund, United Arts and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
Community Events Policy
Events and sponsorships will be considered only if Imation has a strong representation of employee participation and/or a current employee is on the board of directors of the organization.
The organization hosting the event must qualify as a 501(c) (3) and fit Imation's giving philosophy.
Imation’s Community Affairs and Contributions Program will not make contributions to:
- Loans or investments programs
- Re-granting organizations
- Political/lobbying organizations
- Religious organizations
- Endowment funds
- Capital campaigns
- Fundraising activities such as; bowl-a-thons, walk-a- thons, bike-a-thons, etc.
- Industry, trade or professional association memberships
Funding proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed throughout the year. Applications will only be accepted after an initial conversation or letter of inquiry has been reviewed by Imation’s Community Affairs staff.
Please direct questions/letters of inquiry to:
Imation Community Affairs
1 Imation Place
Oakdale, MN 55128-3414