Native American Programs

Our Native American engagement programs support education, open communication, community / social projects and other initiatives in collaboration with Tribal Nations located near Freeport-McMoRan’s active or discontinued operations. 

Commuity Contacts
Hualapai Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation and Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe 
Waylon Honga | whonga@fmi.com

Navajo Nation 
Peter Denetclaw | pdenetcl@fmi.com

San Carlos Apache Tribe and White Mountain Apache Tribe
Tanayia White | twhite5@fmi.com

Tohono O’odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribe
Ondrea Barber | obarber@fmi.com

Native American Partnership Fund
The grant supports programs and projects that benefit the community as a whole, rather than individuals or small groups, in the areas of education and training, health and wellness, cultural preservation, economic development,  and / or environmental protection / management. Applications must demonstrate program and project sustainability beyond the grant period, and supplemental matching funds are highly encouraged. Applications also require demonstrated tribal support of the proposal, for example, with a Tribal Resolution, MOU/A with the tribe, Letter of Support signed by the appropriate tribal official(s) or leader(s), or other measure identified by the tribe.   

Amount: $10,000 to $50,000 per grant
Eligibility: Hualapai Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, White Mountain Apache Tribe, and nonprofit organizations that work with these tribes.
Application Period:  February 1 to June 15, 2020
Awards Announced:  July 31, 2020

 *Note: Requests to provide 100% of a project cost or budget should not be submitted, unless the project is part of a larger overall budget of which the requested project funding is just one part. The maximum indirect cost allowed by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation is 8% of direct project costs.

Application Cycle: March 15 - June 15
Awards Announced: 
July 15
*Only requests related to COVID-19 are being consdered at this time

Click here for a printable version of the application to be used as reference when completing the online application. We only accept applications submitted online.


  
 
Native American Community Activities Contributions
The grant supports local tribal community events, activities and programs that promote education and training, health and wellness, cultural preservation, economic development, and / or environmental protection / management.

Amount: Varies, up to $5,000 per grant
Eligibility: Hualapai Tribe, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Yavapai-Apache Nation, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, and nonprofit organizations working with these tribes.
Application Period: February 1 to October 31, 2020
Awards Announced: 30 days after submission of a completed application
          
Click here to download the Native American Community Activities Guidelines and Application. We accept written and typed applications.
*Requests related to COVID-19 support will be consdered before others.

Navajo Nation Native American Community Activities Contributions
Eligibility: The following Navajo Nation Chapters – Beclabito, Chilchinbito, Cove, Dennehotso, Kayenta, Mexican Water, Oljato, Red Valley, Shiprock, Smith Lake, Sweet Water, and Teec Nos Pos.

Click here to download the Navajo Nation Chapter/Community Contributions Guidelines and Application. We accept written and typed applications. 
*Requests related to COVID-19 support will be consdered before others.



Project DreamCatcher 
  
                   
Project DreamCatcher is a business training program for Native American women entrepreneurs from the Hualapai, Tohono O'odham, San Carlos Apache, and White Mountain Apache tribes. The program is fully-funded by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and implemented by Thunderbird for Good. Based on Thunderbird's proven training programs for business women, DreamCatcher brings cohorts of Native American business women to Thunderbird's downtown Phoenix campus for an intensive week of training.

Application Deadline: Connect with Dinora Gonzalez at Dinora.Gonzalez@thunderbird.asu.edu to learn more.

Freeport-McMoRan Native American College Scholarship
This program is open to students who are members of the Hualapai, San Carlos Apache, Tohono O'odham and White Mountain Apache tribes and attending community colleges, tribal colleges and four-year universities. The scholarships are funded by the Freeport-McMoran Foundation and administered by College Success Arizona. 

Application Deadline: June 1  


2020-21 FCX Native American Scholarship Program Application- Fillable
2020-21 FCX Native American Scholarship Program- LOR Guidelines