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Time for Action: 2021 Visitor Center Foundation Grant

:: Monday, February 1, 2021 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Time for Action: 2021 Visitor Center Foundation Grant
Looking for a way to make a meaningful difference? Join U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, in its support of grassroots local organizations striving to improve life in the communities adjacent to the mine.  Applying for a Borax Visitor Center Foundation grant is a good place to start.

Supporting Distance Learning at Muroc School District

:: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Supporting Distance Learning at Muroc School District
U.S. Borax donated $200,000 to the Muroc School District for the purchase of 900 new Chromebook tablets that will support students as they learn from home.

Foundation awards $42K in grants and scholarships

:: Monday, July 13, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Foundation awards $42K in grants and scholarships
Every year, the U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits and scholarships to graduating seniors in our community.

Rio Tinto contributes $10M to support COVID-19 community initiatives across Canada and US

:: Thursday, May 14, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Rio Tinto contributes $10M to support COVID-19 community initiatives across Canada and US
In order to support local community efforts to fight COVID-19 and its social and economic impacts, Rio Tinto (of which U.S. Borax is a part) is investing $10 million in a variety of grassroots projects across Canada and the United States.

2020 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open

:: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
2020 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open
U.S. Borax’s mission to improve modern living starts at home. Each year, we provide funds for government and non-profit organizations that are committed to improving our local California communities. If your organization has a project or need, we may be able to help.

Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern

:: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern
On Thursday, July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Ridgecrest, California, resulting in power outages and structure fires. The response from all areas of U.S. Borax Operations was immediate.

Foundation awards $35K+ in grants and scholarships

:: Friday, May 31, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Foundation awards $35K+ in grants and scholarships
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the U.S. Borax Visitor Center Foundation awarded 14 grants to local nonprofits and five scholarships to graduating seniors.

U.S. Borax Partners with University of Arizona

:: Monday, March 18, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
U.S. Borax Partners with University of Arizona
Over the years, U.S. Borax has hired a number of interns and graduates from the University of Arizona. Some have developed and grown from entry level to management level positions.

2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open

:: Monday, February 4, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation Grant Application Open
Applications for the 2019 Borax Visitor Center Foundation grant are now being accepted. The Borax Visitor Center Foundation—made up of company and community leaders—oversees the disbursement of Visitor Center funds through this annual grant program.

Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants

:: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Kern County nonprofit organizations awarded $25,000 in grants
Ten East Kern County nonprofit organizations were awarded $25,000 in grants during the Borax Visitor Center Foundation’s annual luncheon on May 17.
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