Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Awards Grants to Arizona Organizations
January 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation presented $245,000 in grants to six Greenlee County nonprofit organizations.
2013 Grant Recipients Include:
· Town of Clifton - $104,000
The “Clifton Parks Revitalization” proposal is part of a multi-year initiative to provide modern outdoor recreational facilities within walking distance for all of Clifton’s residents.
· Duncan Unified School District - $39,500
The district’s “Reading Program with Library Upgrades” project addresses the community priority area of education by improving the quality of education at Duncan.
· Duncan PRIDE Society - $13,000
The Duncan Pride Society has taken on the task of restoring and preserving the Hal Empie mural titled “Life in Greenlee County” painted by the famed artist in 1953.
· Southeastern Arizona Governments Organization - $25,000
The countywide “Growing Greenlee Economic Development Strategy” focuses on making a positive impact on the priority area of Community/Economic Development by performing an Asset Inventory which will help to identify and communicate current and future development opportunities throughout Greenlee County.
· Southeastern Arizona Workforce Connection - $35,888
Grant funds will be used to supplement Greenlee Workforce Development’s “2014 Summer Youth Program.”
· The Gila Watershed Partnership - $27,611
The Watershed Partnership’s “Developing the Gila River Watershed in Greenlee County as a Bird-watching Destination” project aims to target bird-watching tourists by developing a local birding program.
For further information about Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.’s social investment commitments, please see http://www.fcx.com/sd/community/comm_invest.htm
Please see the 2012 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts. http://www.fcx.com/sd/pdfs/WTSD_2012.pdf