News

August 04

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, supports research that leads to discovery of 16 new crab species

Dr. Dwi Listyo Rahayu, author of numerous scientific papers on marine hermit crabs and mangrove brachyuran crabs, discovered the crab species in the mangrove forests of Mimika, Papua, since 1999.

July 13

The Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Center (SAMTEC) received $3 million from the Economic Development Administration.

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation awarded a $165,000 grant to SAMTEC, which will house several businesses with the intent of establishing a small business innovation, research, and technology cluster.

July 10

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's DreamBuilder: The Women's Business Creator featured during the Workforce Development panel at the National Council of La Raza's Annual Conference

The NCLR Conference is the nation's largest gathering of Latino changemakers discussing issues impacting the Latino community.

June 22

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration promotes first children's book series, Mineral Maniacs and the Magic Hardhat.

The series explores the exciting and educational world of mining, geology and engineering. Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, and Electrum Group have sponsored publishing of the series.

June 19

Increased number of students taking Advanced Placement classes in math, science and English in Sahuarita Unified School District through the National Math and Science Initiative

The first three years of the initiative were funded by $500,000 from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and donations from La Posada, Farmers Investment Co., Rancho Sahuarita, Jim Click and others.

June 12

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation funds Helping Seniors Stay Healthy program at Western New Mexico University helping to train the next generation of nurses.

The program has student nurses taking the vital signs of seniors, and in return, the seniors offer the future nurses a vital learning experience.

June 05

Freeport-McMoRan employees from across the globe volunteered thousands of hours during the company's annual Global Volunteer Month.

This year's theme was Health and Wellness. During Global Volunteer Month, more than 500 employees, their families and friends volunteered at some 26 events held at 24 sites throughout the company.

May 31

Freeport-McMoRan supports Cultural Professionalism course at ASU motivating the next generation of scholars to advocate for Indigenous nations and communities.

In the course, students draw on the ASU Libraries' Labriola National American Indian Data Center and other sources to research the demographics and contemporary issues of Arizona's 22 sovereign tribes.

May 31

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center Foundation receives grant for diabetes prevention outreach.

The program was one of seven awarded through the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's Climax Area Community Investment Fund

May 12

PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, builds a new school for early childhood education in Papua.

The school building houses a new library in addition to classrooms for early childhood development.