Community Investment Program

Communities Take The Lead
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. 

Each CIF is governed by a committee of 7 to 10 community representatives as well as two company representatives. The committee reviews all proposals and determines which projects best address the community’s priorities.

Applications must align with one of the established Community Priorities and Focus Area for your community. In addition, they must deliver one of the identified Community Outcomes for your community.

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.      

Please note, the maximum indirect cost allowed by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation is 6% of direct project costs.

Community Investment Locations
Climax Area (CO)
Community Priorities, Focus Areas and Community Outcomes
2017 CIF Awards Media Advisory

Letter of Interest Window: September 1 – October 13
Application Due Date (by invitation only): February 15
Click here for more information on the Climax Area Request for Proposals process
2017 Henderson-Area Grant Recipients Media Advisory

Globe / Miami (AZ)
Community Priorities, Focus Areas and Community Outcomes
2017 CIF Awards Media Advisory

Application Window: January 15 – March 15
Application Status Notification: June 15

Graham County (AZ)
Community Priorities, Focus Areas and Community Outcomes
2016 CIF Awards Media Advisory

Application Window: February 1 – May 1
Application Status Notification: August 1

Grant County (NM)
Community Priorities, Focus Areas and Community Outcomes
2017 CIF Awards Media Advisory
Letter of Interest Window: September 1 – October 13
Application Due Date (by invitation only): January 26
Click here for more information on the Grant County Request for Proposals process

Greenlee County (AZ)
Community Priorities, Focus Areas and Community Outcomes
2016 CIF Awards Media Advisory

Application Window: June 1 – September 2
Application Status Notification: December 1

Green Valley / Sahuarita (AZ)
Community Priorities, Focus Areas and Community Outcomes

2017 CIF Awards Media Advisory
Application Window: March 1 – June 1

Application Status Notification: September 1


  


Community Investment Fund Application Resources
Sample Application and Tips
This can be used as reference when completing the online application.

Project Budget Template
This was established by the Foundation and it is recommended that it is used when submitting your application.

Project Budget Template User Guide

Community Investment Fund Project Design Tool 
 
Community Outcomes

MAP Dashboard
This website provides indicators and data for Southern Arizona, as well as access to the latest information and research.
                                                           


For questions about Community Investment Funds, please contact foundation@fmi.com.

If you are outside of these communities, but in a Freeport-McMoRan community you may be eligible for funding through our Social Investment Program.