Social Investment Programs

Our Commitment to Investment
The Freeport-McMoRan Social Investment programs are designed to ensure that resources are used effectively to address high-priority needs and facilitate local capacity building. Further, we are guided by a long-term goal of decreasing community dependencies on our operations and ensuring that we are entering into partnerships that support sustainability. We partner with NGOs, foundations, and other community and government institutions globally to support community development initiatives.


Our 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.


Ajo, Bisbee, General and New Orleans Social Investment Program Eligibility and Application Information
The COVID-19 health crisis continues to have far-reaching effects on all of our daily lives and our business. Due to the rapid change in global market conditions, including the sharp decline in the price of copper, along with a highly uncertain outlook, we have had to defer some of our 2020 investments to a future time. Our ongoing commitment to existing partners also prevents us from accepting 2021 Social Investment applications until further notice.

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Social Investment Programs are available to eligible nonprofit organizations that serve Freeport-McMoRan operating communities without a Community Investment Fund

Social Investment funds are awarded in areas that reflect the best opportunities to create sustainable benefits within our operating communities. The maximum indirect cost allowed by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation is 6% of direct project costs.

Social Investment Application Resources
Sample Application
This can be used as reference when completing the online application.

Project Budget Template
This template was established by the Foundation and should be used in your application.

Project Budget Template User Guide

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

For questions about the Social Investment Program, please contact foundation@fmi.com