Schools as Partners

Schools and the education they provide are a cornerstone of community development and sustainability.  Access to educational opportunities supports people in their efforts to achieve success, and therefore contributes to stronger more sustainable communities.

We partner with schools and educational programs at all levels, to provide access, improve quality and increase achievement, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
 
Mini-Grants for Education 
Mini-Grants for Education are designed to support K-12 teachers and schools in Freeport-McMoRan communities. Since 2006, nearly $550,000 has been granted through the Mini-Grants program for classroom projects ranging from field trips to literacy efforts to incentives for student performance.

STEM Innovation Grants
STEM Innovation Grants are designed to support K-12 teachers and schools in their efforts to develop, improve or expand innovative instructional programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Since the program's inception in 2008, more than $850,000 has been invested in STEM projects benefitting K-12 schools in Freeport-McMoRan communities.