Freeport-McMoRan’s Safford, Arizona Community Investment Fund Awards $100,000 in Grants

Mar 28, 2019 6:15 AM ET
Press Release

March 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Freeport-McMoRan Community Investment Fund (CIF) recently selected the recipients and awarded grants totaling $100,000 for various improvement projects in Safford, Arizona.

The Safford CIF is overseen by a committee of community leaders assembled by the Freeport-McMoRan Community Partnership Panel to identify and address community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation.

The CIF was established in 2011, as part of Freeport-McMoRan’s objectives to empower communities to develop and identify projects that would help ensure their self-sufficiency beyond the presence of Freeport-McMoRan operations.

  • The Safford Downtown Association received $50,000 for signage and murals in downtown Safford
  • The CIF and United Way of Graham and Greenlee Counties jointly awarded $75,000 to be used to improve La Tierra Park. United Way’s share of the grant was $50,000, and Freeport-McMoRan’s was $25,000.
  • The City of Safford’s Planning and Community Development department received $25,000 for playground equipment and landscaping

To learn more about how Freeport-McMoRan supports the communities in which it operates, please visit fcx.com and freeportinmycommunity.com.

Please see the 2017 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report for more information on all of their social, economic and environmental efforts.