The Freeport McMoRan Foundation has announced nearly $2.9 million through their Community Investment Fund to 41 projects in Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. According to a news release, “The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation works to create a funding process that supports applicants and encourages them to think about the impact that will come from an investment in their work.” Locally the following applicants received funds:

  • Cobre Consolidated School District received $55,00 for Career Technical Education Expansion to Snell Middle School
  • Science Education Initiative of Grant County received $30,000 for the Grant County STEM Hub
  • The National Center for Frontier Communities received $50,000 for Frontier Food Hub Agricultural Job Creation, Training and Education
  • The Village of Santa Clara received $60,000 for the Village of Santa Clara Mercado Relocation
  • The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability received $55,000 for the Rural School Food Partnership
  • The Town of Silver City received $250,000 (second payment of a $500,000 commitment, $50,000 from New Mexico operations) for a state-of-the-art Recreation Center benefitting the residents of Grant County.

Recipient organizations will receive their monetary awards and be recognized by Freeport-McMoRan and members of the Community Investment Committees during grant presentations this winter.

Sisters of the Preceptor Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority recently gathered at the Silver City Woman’s Club to assemble Christmas gift bags for Cobre High School special needs students. This project was chosen as part of their annual service to others for the holidays.  Members of the sorority along with private individuals donated food, clothing, and toiletries for the gift bags. A Christmas dinner was held for the students last night. Thank you to the Sisters of the Preceptor Tau chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for their generosity and kindness this holiday season!