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 Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded $577,700 to Southern Arizona community organizations. The recipients were selected by the Green Valley/Sahuarita Community Partnership Panel (CPP). CPP members awarded projects that identified and addressed community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation with positive, sustainable solutions.


Freeport-McMoRan Foundation supports healthy food initiatives in Colorado through the Climax Community Investment Fund. The Buena Vista Boys & Girls Club, near Freeport-McMoRan’s Climax Molybdenum operations, was able to fully fund their lunch program thanks to a $20,000 grant.


An Eastern Arizona school, Solomon Elementary, is preparing students for the 21st century thanks to a grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. Solomon Elementary received a $29,500 grant through the Graham County Community Investment Fund for technology integration.


A $135,000 grant from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation will support wastewater recycling efforts in Safford. In an effort to continue to conserve drinking water, while beautifying the area at the same time, the City of Safford will utilize recycled wastewater by building a pipeline from the treatment facility to Downtown Safford.


Americans will need three million pounds of minerals in their lifetime The Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) has released the 2014 “Minerals Baby” graphic. Each year, the amount of minerals and energy fuels needed for the average American is incorporated into the iconic graphic.


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  • Grant County
    Community Investment Fund Application

    Deadline: December 1

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  • Mini-Grants for Education 


    Deadline: October 1 

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  • Native American Partnership Fund 


    Deadline: September 30

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President Obama applauds 100Kin10 and Partners. Freeport-McMoRan has been a 100Kin10 partner  since 2011.

100Kin10 is a multi-sector network that responds to the national imperative to train 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. In 2011, the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation joined the 100Kin10 efforts and pledged $1.5 million over three years to support STEM teacher development programs in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

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        The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation supports 100Kin10's STEM Teacher Resources Campaign. 

The goal is to recruit 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021 with a new brand and fun, mobile, participatory campaign targeting undergrads in the U.S. To learn more about the campaign click here. For more information on how you can directly join their Thunderclap for the campaign click here.