News

April 29

Freeport-McMoRan donates medical supplies and more to COVID-19 relief efforts.

Building on years of partnering with communities, Freeport-McMoRan is using the strength of its considerable global supply chain to acquire, purchase, donate and deliver much needed supplies.

April 24

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation supported technical school in Calama, Chile graduates first generation of students.

The Colegio Don Bosco De Calama focuses on technical studies in mining and electrical and mechanical skills.

March 21

Freeport-McMoRan supports local efforts in Green Valley/Sahuarita to help those affected by the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

The Greater Green Valley Community Foundation, with the guidance of Better Together Southern Arizona Coalition, is spearheading a fund for non-profits that will, in turn, get resources to the community.

March 20

The Environmental Fund of Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Inaugurates Three Recycling Stations.

Together for a Sustainable Calama is the name of the recycling project that will benefit more than 4,000 people in the towns of Tocopilla, Calama, Maria Elena and Alto Loa in the Calama region of Chile.

March 16

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation and the town of Sahuarita are teaming up to launch a BizLaunch, a business incubator program, sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan.

The program will enroll five or six entrepreneurs or teams for its spring cohort, with six weeks of free training from April 8 through May 13 and a community demo day scheduled for May 20.

March 13

For the first time ever, the dreamers behind the the Gila River Linear Park unveiled their concept for the trail last week at a meeting held by the Gila Watershed Partnership.

The corridor proposed for the park is along privately owned land and the funding for the initial phase of the project came courtesy of funding provided by Freeport McMoran and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

February 27

Mountain Youth and Eagle County Schools expand collaboration of comprehensive wellness and prevention teacher trainings.

The trainings are funded through the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Climax-Area Community Investment Fund and will ultimately impact every elementary student in Eagle County Schools.

January 28

Freeport-McMoRan's Bat Week shines a light on biodiversity and conservation.

Freeport-McMoRan partnered with a number of national and local nonprofit organizations, agencies and businesses in hosting Bat Week which in 2019 ranged from field trips, classroom presentations with live animals, STEM and conservation activities to trail maintenance and habitat restoration for students and community members.

January 14

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation supports the Gila Valley Food System Coalition in Safford to map local food system resources and identify gaps and opportunities to increase food security.

The Coalition has identified four priorities; data collection, centralized information and referral, a commercial kitchen and kitchen co-op space, and a farmers' market a working group assigned to each.

December 26

Freeport-McMoRan received the Spirit of Education Award from Tucson Values Teachers for its significant contributions to K-12 education in Southern Arizona.​

"To me, they are like a lighthouse. They shine a bright light." These are the words Dr. Manny Valenzuela, Superintendent of Sahuarita Unified School District, used to describe Freeport-McMoRan.