Celebrating 20 Years of Community Giving
We are pleased to announce that the Borax Visitor Center Foundation is now accepting applications for our 2018 grant awards.
Giving back to our communities is a hallmark of business for US Borax and our parent company, Rio Tinto. As part of this commitment, the Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Program supports nonprofit, tax-exempt, and governmental organizations in and around Boron, California—the location of our US mine. Founded in 1998, the Foundation has returned more than $300,000 in funding, including nearly $100,000 in scholarships, to the community over the past two decades.
Each year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in grants aimed to improve public education, health and human services, and historic preservation. The funding for these grants comes from Borax Visitor Center gift store proceeds, visitor donations, Borax employee payroll donations, and company contributions, with US Borax matching 50 cents on each dollar that our employees give.