Climax Area Request for Proposals

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation invites eligible organizations to apply for funding.

Applicants must be a federally recognized 501c3, unit of government or college/university providing direct service in Lake, Summit, Chaffee OR/AND Eagle Counties in CO.

You will find the full Climax RFP here.

Phase I: Letter of Interest (LOI)
In the first phase of the process applicants will describe the following key information. The LOI should be submitted to Angie Harmon at by the date listed below.

Key Criteria / Letter Components (no more than 3 pages in length):

  • Description of project
  • Description of need supported by data (preferably at County or local level)
  • Identification of specific community(ies) where the project will be implemented
  • Key project partners
  • Description of any type of needs or other assessment done prior to submitting this Letter of Interest to validate the potential impact or value of the proposed project (Not required, but if available please explain results of assessment). 
  • Estimated budget including expected sources of funds

Applicants who are best aligned with the priorities of the RFP and identified Community Priorities will be invited to submit a full proposal.

PHASE II: Full Proposal
Invited applicants will be provided a link to the online application to submit a full proposal through the Foundation’s on-line grants management system. Information about what is requ
ired of a full application can be found at the Sample Application and Tips link here.

August 1, 2018: Request for Proposals Process Opens
October 1, 2018:  Letter of Interest and Alignment Due to 
November 6, 2018: Notification of Application Invitation
January 7, 2019:  Application Due
March 1, 2019: Grant Recipients Notified / Announced
March 2020:  Impact Report Due