Native American Initiatives

The Native American Affairs Program supports education, open communication, community / social projects and other initiatives in collaboration with Tribal Nations located near Freeport-McMoRan’s active or discontinued operations. Here are some of the opportunities available for our Partnership Tribes, or those with which we have a direct relationship.

Community Contacts
Navajo Nation 
Peter Denetclaw | pdenetcl@fmi.com

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

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

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

Native American Partnership Fund Grant
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(s) 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 working with these tribes.
Application Period:  March 10 - June 15, 2021
Awards Announced:  July 31, 2021

*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 6% of direct project costs.

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.

Project Budget Template
This was established by the Foundation and is required to be used when submitting your online application.

Project Budget Template User Guide 


  
 
Native American Community Activities and Contributions Grant
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: 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: March 10 to October 31, 2021
Awards Announced: 30 days after receipt of a completed application.
          
Click here to download the Native American Community Activities Guidelines and Application. We accept written and typed applications.

Navajo Nation Chapter / Community Contributions Grant
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: Up to $5,000 per grant
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.
Application Period: March 10 to October 31, 2021
Awards Announced: 30 days after receipt of a completed application

Click here to download the Navajo Nation Chapter/Community Contributions Guidelines and Application. We accept written and typed applications. 


Project DreamCatcher 
  
                   
This one-week, intensive business training program for Native American women entrepreneurs is fully funded by Freeport-McMoRan and administered by Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Eligibility: Enrolled female members of the Hualapai Tribe, Navajo Nation, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Application Period: Varies - for more information, visit Project DreamCatcher

Project DreamBuilder
Sponsered by Freeport-McMoRan, this unique online business training program helps individuals build their dream of starting or growing their own business. For more information, visit Project DreamBuilder
Eligibility: Open to all

College Scholarships
Freeport-McMoRan supports three competitive scholarship programs. An applicant meeting the eligibility requirements for all three scholarships only needs to turn in one application for all three scholarships.

Native American Scholarship
One-year scholarship of $2,500 / semester (up to $5,000 / academic year) awarded to students attending a four-year university or $1,250 / semester (up to $2,500 / academic year) awarded to students attending a two-year college or tribal college.
Eligibility: Enrolled members of the Hualapai Tribe, San Carlos Apache Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation and the White Mountain Apache Tribe
Application Deadline: June 6, 2021

Cyprus Tohono Corporation Scholarship
Four-year scholarship awarded to the top two applicants to cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board at the Arizona resident rate at a four-year public university in Arizona.
Eligibility: Enrolled Native American students with preference given to Tohono O'odham Nation members.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

Josiah Moore Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an enrolled Tohono O’odham Nation member, a one-year scholarship of $2,500 / semester to a four-year university in Arizona or $1,250 / semester for a two-year college in Arizona.
Eligibility: Enrolled members of the Tohono O'odham Nation
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

FCX Native American Scholarship Program Application- Fillable
FCX Native American Scholarship Program Renewal Application
2021-2022 FCX Native American Scholarship Program- LOR Guidelines

For questions, contact mentoring@collegesuccessarizona.org