News

September 16

The Town of Jerome celebrates completion of its Horseshoe Pits project.

After 13 years, the recreation spot is back open to the public thanks to financial support from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and the Yavapai-Apache Nation, as well as many hours of volunteer labor.

September 15

The Grand Enterprise Initiative in Grand County, CO has served more than 300 entrepreneurs and supported 66 new businesses in the past five years.

The GEI provides counseling and consultation to facilitate business development and receives funding from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.

August 23

Freeport-McMoRan and the Globe-Miami Education Cohort sponsor GUSD School Year kick off.

The kick off was held as a "thank you" for all the hard work employees do throughout the year and to remind them they are appreciated.

August 15

Cochise County residents now have access to intercity transit services with the launch of the new Cochise Connection route.

The new route was made possible through various entities including Freeport-McMoRan.

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.