Investing In Communities

evolunteer_1The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and Freeport-McMoRan operations are committed to investing funds back into Colorado communities. We also recognize that community involvement and social investment is more than funding — it’s lending our knowledge, business experience, and the generosity of employee volunteers to community programs. Social investment is about understanding communities’ needs to form partnerships that foster sustainability.

Our Commitment to Investment

The Freeport-McMoRan Social Investment programs are designed to ensure that resources are used effectively to address high-priority needs and facilitate local capacity building to sustain communities when our operations cease. Further, we are guided by a long-term goal of decreasing community dependencies on our operations and ensuring that we are entering into partnerships that support sustainability. We partner with NGOs, foundations, and other community and government institutions globally to support community development initiatives.

In 2015, Freeport-McMoRan contributed $165 million to community organizations throughout the world, including $27 million in the U.S. alone, focusing on organizations and projects that worked in the areas of Education & Training; Safety, Health & Wellness; Economic Development; Environment and Cultural Heritage & the Arts.

Our Approach

Rather than viewing financial and other resources simply as charitable donations or philanthropy, we encourage our partners to think about financial and other resources as the means to make investments in the future of the community with the goal of realizing a return that helps create greater capacity and long term sustainability.

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