Nonprofits as Partners

We rely on partnerships with nonprofit organizations and NGOs to develop programs and services that help communities grow and thrive. We are guided by a long-term goal of decreasing community dependencies on our operations and ensuring that we are entering into partnerships that support sustainability. We partner with a variety of organizations to develop leadership, management, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability within area nonprofits. 

Social Investment Programs
Social Investment funds are awarded in areas that reflect the best opportunities to create sustainable benefits in communities. Be sure to review community priorities, focus areas and community benefits associated with your community to ensure your project aligns with what we are seeking to fund.

Community Investment Funds
Community Investment Funds (CIFs) have been established in communities near our operations in Colorado, New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.  The CIFs engage community leaders in cultivating and assessing community projects that address identified community priorities (developed at Community Partnership Panels), and allow them to allocate Freeport-McMoRan Foundation funds to programs and projects that encourage a strong focus on local capacity-building, community development and sustainability. 

Leadership for Sustainable Communities Initiative
In partnership with the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at ASU, Freeport launched the Leadership for Sustainable Communities Initiative in 2016. The goal is to support leadership development and collective action around a measurable outcome in areas near Freeport operations as a strategy to build capacity that allows communities to lead their own development and sustainability.

Previously Awarded Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Grants


Only IRS determined tax exempt entities such as nonprofits with a 501(c)3 designation, schools and government institutions are eligible for social investment dollars from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.