2013 Global Community Investment - $173 Million

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

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Project Southeastern Arizona Clean and Beautiful recently got a boost in its ongoing efforts to clean up and beautify the Gila Valley. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's Graham County Community Investment Fund awarded SEACAB a $15,000 grant to buy much needed equipment.


The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will honor teachers, schools and clubs emphasizing STEM education in Arizona schools. Schools around the state will be honored by the Host Committee at the STEM Superhero Awards in November. Phoenix-based mining company Freeport-McMoRan, which invests more than $1.5 million annually in STEM education around the Southwest, is sponsoring the event.


Freeport-McMoRan partners with Liberty Wildlife to host a scavenger hunt for students at Bridle Creek in Bagdad, Arizona. Bridle Creek is a 27 acre, fenced riparian habitat, wholly owned by Freeport-McMoRan Bagdad Inc., that is managed both for habitat enhancement and education outreach. The habitat is certified through the Wildlife Habitat Council under the Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning programs.


The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded $577,700 to Southern Arizona community organizations. The recipients were selected by the Green Valley/Sahuarita Community Partnership Panel (CPP). CPP members awarded projects that identified and addressed community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation with positive, sustainable solutions.


Freeport-McMoRan Foundation supports healthy food initiatives in Colorado through the Climax Community Investment Fund. The Buena Vista Boys & Girls Club, near Freeport-McMoRan’s Climax Molybdenum operations, was able to fully fund their lunch program thanks to a $20,000 grant.


  • Freeport-McMoRan partners with Discovery Education 

    FREE student, teacher and family resources!



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  • Grant County (New Mexico)
    Community Investment Fund Application

    Deadline: December 1

    Apply Now!

  • Climax Area (Colorado)
    Community Investment Fund Application  


    Deadline: December 15

    Apply Now!


President Obama applauds 100Kin10 and Partners. Freeport-McMoRan has been a 100Kin10 partner  since 2011.

100Kin10 is a multi-sector network that responds to the national imperative to train 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. In 2011, the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation joined the 100Kin10 efforts and pledged $1.5 million over three years to support STEM teacher development programs in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

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        The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation supports 100Kin10's STEM Teacher Resources Campaign. 

The goal is to recruit 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021 with a new brand and fun, mobile, participatory campaign targeting undergrads in the U.S. To learn more about the campaign click here. For more information on how you can directly join their Thunderclap for the campaign click here.