2014 Global Community Investment
$198 million

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

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Teachers in Industry, an award-winning professional development and STEM degree program, gives educators hands-on experience in tech The Freeport McMoRan Foundation (through 100Kin10) is now in its third year of funding Teachers in Industry and has contributed $670,000.


Freeport-McMoRan Sponsors and Hosts Third Workshop for Boy Scouts Earning Mining in Society Merit Badges Thanks to Freeport-McMoRan's support to develop and sponsor these workshops, which included a mine tour, more than 110 Arizona scouts have earned the badge to date and received a first-hand look at a working mine.


Sahuarita High School biology students participated in an overnight field trip at the Santa Rita Experimental Range to learn more about their environment and to set up research projects. The two-day intensive program was funded by a Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grant, with assistance from ITE, Arizona 4-H and the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cooperative Extension.


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.


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Mike Rowe from CNN and Discovery Channel talks about the importance of mining in our everyday lives.                 

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