Employees as Partners

Freeport-McMoRan employees are the lifeblood of our company’s success. They are partners in running our business as well as meeting our sustainable development and social responsibility objectives. Our employees are passionate about helping the communities where they work and live and making positive impact in the world. 

Employee Matching Gifts Program
The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation will match employee contributions of $25 or more, up to an annual maximum of $40,000. The first $1,000 contributed per eligible nonprofit organization will be double matched and any amount above $1,000 will be single matched,
subject to the annual maximum. Matching Gifts User Guide

Our 2020 payments for Matching Gifts have been delayed. We appreciate our employees and recipient organizations patience while we adjust to the current economic climate. The date our match check is sent to an organization depends on when a request is entered and confirmed. The schedule below outlines entry time frames and the subsequent payment date per quarter.
January 1 – March 31: Match check sent week of August 15
April 1 – June 30: Match check sent week of August 15
July 1 – September 30: Match check sent week of November 15
October 1- December 31: Match check sent week of February 15 of the following year

Employee Volunteer Fund
The COVID-19 health crisis continues to have far-reaching effects on all of our daily lives and our business. We look forward to resuming our employee voluntary fund as soon as we are able.

Freeport-McMoRan is proud to support employees that give their time and effort to help those in need by offering funds to match unpaid volunteer hours served. When an employee volunteers a minimum of 25 hours a year with a nonprofit organization, the organization is eligible to earn either a $250 or $500 grant. Employee Volunteer Fund User Guide

Our 2020 payments for our Employee Volunteer Fund have been delayed. We appreciate our employees and recipient organizations patience while we adjust to the current economic climate.

January 1 – March 31: Match check sent as soon as we are able
April 1 – June 15: Match check sent week of August 15

High Grade Helpers Employee Volunteer Program
The COVID-19 health crisis continues to have far-reaching effects on all of our daily lives and our business. We look forward to resuming our formal employee volunteer program as soon as we are able.

Freeport-McMoRan's roots run deep, as does the company’s commitment to creating a culture of corporate citizenship throughout its global operations. This is supported and fostered in numerous ways, including company-sponsored volunteer opportunities for employees and their families through the High-Grade Helpers program. The High-Grade Helpers program is designed to give employees an opportunity to apply their skills to help their communities grow and thrive.

High-Grade Helper volunteer projects include park clean-ups, food drives, STEM education mentoring, as well as skills-based activities. In addition to the ongoing volunteer activities throughout the year, Freeport-McMoRan mobilizes sites across the globe to focus on a specific focus area during the annual Global Volunteer Month – a program that encourages employees to unite in serving local communities through site-supported projects focused on a selected theme, such as youth development, health & wellness and environmental stewardship. High Grade Helpers Volunteer Project Registration User Guide


United Way Employee Campaign
Freeport-McMoRan partners with United Way and runs an employee campaign to raise funds for the United Way Chapters located in our operating communities. 

Freeport-McMoRan Volunteer Excellence Award
The COVID-19 health crisis continues to have far-reaching effects on all of our daily lives and our business. Applications for our Volunteer Excellence Award program are not being accepted at this time.

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Volunteer Excellence Award honors employees affecting positive change through volunteerism. Awards are given to honor three outstanding employees at North America sites who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and commitment to building stronger communities through their volunteer efforts.

  • Who Can Apply: Nonprofit organizations and schools are encouraged to  nominate a Freeport-McMoRan employee for the award. An employee also may self-nominate or nominate another employee.
  • Eligibility: All full-time or part-time employees in North America with at least one year of volunteer service and a minimum of 50 unpaid hours in the past year with a nonprofit organization are eligible.

  • Selection: An award selection committee comprised of Company representatives and community members will review applications and select three employee finalists.

  • Prizes: The winning nomination will earn a $10,000 grant from the Foundation to the nonprofit featured in the application, and the other two finalists will earn a $2,500 grant for their organizations. 

Connect with us at Foundation@fmi.com with any questions.