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2023 Community Investment Fund Recipients Announced by FMI

PHOENIX, AZ, December 18, 2023 –– Freeport-McMoRan is pleased to announce the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation has awarded $295,000 in Globe and Miami as part of just over $3 million awarded to 55 projects in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico and Texas through its Community and Social Investment Fund process. 

Recipient organizations will receive their monetary awards and be recognized by members of the Community Investment Committee during presentations in the coming months.

“The success of our community investments relies on partnering with communities to think through opportunities to address potential risks to resilience and well-being and actively working to identify projects and programs that will strengthen communities over time,” said Tracy Bame, President of Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. “We are grateful for relationships with community partners that allow the kind of collaboration needed to deliver projects and programs that will yield the most meaningful social benefit and continue to build the foundation needed to ensure resilience in a post-mining scenario.” 

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation works with a range of committed partners throughout the investment process. The Foundation has an ongoing partnership with True Impact, allowing organizations to forecast the impact of their project in the community.

Community Investment Funds are led by seven to nine local leaders representing diverse organizations, and along with two to three Freeport-McMoRan representatives, they decide how funds are awarded. These community leaders are selected by members of the local Community Partnership Panel, a stakeholder engagement process established by Freeport-McMoRan more than 18 years ago to foster open and ongoing dialogue with the community. The process allows the company and the community to work together to develop thoughtful solutions that address community needs. 

Since 2012, just over $2.7 million has been invested through the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Community Investment Fund in Globe and Miami. The funds have been awarded to programs and projects that help foster sustainability and reduce dependency on any single industry. In 2023, $295,000 was awarded to the following grant recipients:

Gila Community College

Virtual Simulation Nursing Manikins – $35,000

Funding will allow the Allied Health and Nursing programs on the Gila Pueblo campus to acquire virtual simulation manikins to enhance learning opportunities for students in the program. The nursing programs are critical to the residents of the Globe-Miami area, as they provide entry level nurses, phlebotomists, medical assistants and licensed nursing assistants the skills necessary to work in local hospitals, doctor’s offices and long-term care facilities. 



City of Globe 

Preserving Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Pueblo Exhibit – $160,000

Besh Ba Gowah Archeological Exhibit and Museum is a vital cultural and tourism resource for the region. Funds will allow for the preservation of the exhibit, allowing visitors additional opportunities to explore the diverse aspects of its cultural prehistoric history.

Town of Miami

Project Cities – $100,000 

Funding will support projects to improve the downtown area, including Sullivan Street, and the creation of a disc golf course on the Bullion Plaza lawn. In addition, funds will be used to develop a mobile application that will enhance communication with residents and allow them to more easily access the services offered by the Town. 

For more information about Freeport-McMoRan community investments and programs, please contact
Tammy Paz-Combs at or visit




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