2013 Global Community Investment - $173 Million

* Includes arts, culture, heritage, resettlement and employee programs such as Matching Gifts and United Way.

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The Gila Valley iTeachAZ site, a collaborative initiative between Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Eastern Arizona College (EAC), was awarded a $450,000 grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. The initiative aims to increase access to high quality teacher preparation programs outside of Maricopa and Pima counties, giving students at rural community colleges access to the state's top teacher preparation program without leaving their home communities.


ASU Lodestar Center receives $170,000 grant from Freeport-McMoRan Foundation to build and strengthen the capacity of nonprofit organizations in various rural communities throughout the state. "This grant is the next step in our overall effort to connect nonprofits in these communities with the resources they need to strengthen their impact, and as a result our dollars have a multiplier effect," said Tracy Bame, President of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.


Sahuarita Food Bank cut the ribbon on a long-awaited $140,000 project including the purchase of two 12-by-24-foot boxes. The Food Bank helps an estimated 250 individual households every month. One of the boxes will serve as a walk-in cooler and the other half freezer and half dry-goods storage. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundaton, Tohono O'odham Nation, Pima County and several individual donors contributed to the project.


Free workshops focused on building local tourism are available to business owners and others in southern Greenlee County. Local First Arizona, a statewide economic development organization focused on growing and celebrating Arizona talent, will host the workshops. All costs are covered by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.


Freeport-McMoRan Inc. has teamed up with Arizona State University's newly acquired Thunderbird School of Global Management to launch a free training program, DreamBuilder, for women entrepreneurs. The English-language version of the DreamBuilder program is being launched in association with the Small Business Administration. Participants will be able to connect with one of 107 SBA's women business centers across the U.S.


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  • Green Valley / Sahuarita
    Community Investment Fund Application

    Deadline: June 1

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  • Graham County
    Community Investment Fund Application  


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