Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Investments

Freeport-McMoRan's group-wide guiding philosophy for its community development activities is Transforming Tomorrow Together. This philosophy drives implementation of a social impact framework that includes priorities, strategies and goals that allow us to work collaboratively with communities to make transformative change and increase overall individual/ community opportunity, wellbeing and capacity.

We are driven to partner to build long-term resiliency and support the community’s ability to successfully navigate commodity market downturns, end of mine life and other economic/social disruptors or shocks. Our framework or approach for delivering on our guiding philosophy of Transforming Tomorrow Together is based on three main priority areas that we believe help deliver on our commitment:

-Education and Workforce Development
-Economic Opportunity
-Capacity and Leadership

This philosophy includes securing and maintaining our social license to operate and delivering transformation through robust stakeholder engagement and consultation, social investment, and impact evaluation. 

Investment Approach
Rather than viewing financial and other resources simply as charitable donations or philanthropy, we encourage our partners to think about financial and other resources as the means to make investments in the future of the community with the goal of realizing a return that helps create greater capacity and long-term sustainability.

Only IRS determined tax exempt entities such as nonprofits with a federal 501(c)3 designation, schools and government institutions are eligible to receive funding from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.  
Please note, the maximum indirect cost allowed by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation is 6% of direct project costs.

Communities Eligible to Receive Funding 
Your program or project must directly benefit those living in the communities outlined below. Requests should be for more than $10,000. Requests for less than $10,000 may be eligible for funding from one of our site operations, click here to learn more

Active Operations

Bagdad - Arizona: Bagdad Operations Communities
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Climax Area - Colorado: Lake, Summit, Chaffee and Eagle Counties
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

El Paso - 
Texas: El Paso

Ft. Madison - 
Iowa: Ft. Madison and Keokuk

Globe-Miami - Arizona: Globe, Miami and Claypool
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Graham County - Arizona: Graham County
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Grant County - New Mexico: Grant County
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Greenlee County - Arizona: Greenlee County
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Green Valley/Sahuarita - Arizona: Green Valley and Sahuarita
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Henderson - Colorado: Grand and Clear Creek Counties
2023 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Discontinued Operations

Ajo - Arizona: Ajo

2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Bisbee - Arizona: Bisbee
2022 Media Advisory - Investment Fund Recipients 

Jerome/Clarkdale - Arizona: Jerome and Clarkdale 

New Orleans - Louisiana: Greater New Orleans area 
If your program is benefitting the Greater New Orleans area, click here, as there is an LOI process and the dates are different for New Orleans. 

2023 Community Investment Fund Application Dates

May 15: Application Opens in CyberGrants
July 14: Application Closes at 5pm (Arizona time)
October 30: Approvals and declines sent (no later than October 30)

There is an established Community Investment Committee (CIC) in each of the communities where Freeport-McMoRan and Climax Molybdenum has operations. The CICs will meet to score applications and hold applicant interviews between August and October. If your application is approved, you will be invited to submit a forecast of your project’s impact in the True Impact system. More information will be shared about this process in the award notification sent in October.

CLICK HERE for additional details about our 2023 funding process and a link to the online application.