Mini-Grants for Education

Mini-Grants for Education are designed to support K-12 teachers and schools in Freeport-McMoRan communities. Since 2006, nearly $488,000 has been granted through the Mini-Grants program for classroom projects ranging from field trips to literacy efforts to incentives for student performance.

Who Can Apply
Applicants may be teachers, school administrators or parent volunteers/PTA officials at public and private schools located in or near communities where Freeport-McMoRan has a presence. Applications must be submitted through the K-12 school.

Grant Awards and Use of Funds
Grants of $100 to $500 will be awarded to support projects in the project categories below.

  • Environment
  • Mining, mineral and natural resources
  • Reading and literacy
  • STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

A school is eligible to receive up to four (4) mini-grants during each application period. Each applicant/teacher/classroom may receive one mini-grant award per school year.

Application Window: May 1– October 1
Awards Announced: December 1 

Click here for a printable version of the application. This can be used as reference when completing the online application. We only accept applications submitted online.