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The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation

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    Funder Type

    Corporate Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Freeport-McMoRan Foundation


    The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, the environment, health, mental health, crime and violence prevention, employment, nutrition, housing, safety, recreation, human services, community development, science, civic affairs, and economically disadvantaged people.

    The Foundation has identified the following area(s) of interest:
    • Social Investment Program - The foundation supports programs designed to ensure that resources are used to address high-priority needs and community development. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to address education and training; economic and community development; community safety, health, and wellness; the environment; and cultural heritage and the arts. Social Investment funding is only available to communities without a Community Investment Fund.
    • Community Investment Fund (CIF) - Through Community Investment Funds, the foundation supports programs designed to promote local capacity-building, community development, and sustainability. The CIFs are governed by community representatives who cultivate and address projects that serve priority needs of the community and the foundation funds those projects that have a positive, sustainable impact. CIFs are limited to Globe, Graham County, Greenlee County, Green Valley, Miami, and Sahuarita AZ, Climax Area, CO, and Grant County, NM.
    • Mini-Grants for Education - The foundation awards grants to K-12 schools and teachers to strengthen and expand opportunities for young people to learn and excel in education. Special emphasis is directed toward projects designed to promote the environment; mining, mineral, and natural resources; reading and literacy; and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
    • Native American Partnership Fund - The foundation supports programs designed to address priority issues and needs in the Native American reservation communities and tribal leaders. Special emphasis is directed toward education and training; health and wellness; cultural preservation; womens development; and elder engagement. The program is limited to the Hualapai, San Carlos Apache, Tohono Oodham, and White Mountain Apache tribes.
    • STEM Innovation Grants - The foundation awards grants to K-12 teachers and schools to develop, improve, and expand innovative instructional programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
    • Women's Development Program - The foundation supports programs designed to provide women and/or girls opportunities to reach their full potential and achieve economic success, including education, physical/mental health and wellness, entrepreneurship/employment, and mentoring or leadership development, with a goal of increasing access to key services critical to womens equal participation and success in their communities.
    • FM Scholarship Program - The foundation awards college scholarships to children of domestic and international Freeport-McMoRan employees. The program is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corp. and the International Institute of Education (IIE).
    • University Scholarships - The foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing a degree in engineering or mining at select colleges and universities. Special emphasis is directed towards students entering their junior or senior year studying engineering, sustainability, geology, chemistry, environmental sciences, health and safety, or business.
    • Employee Matching Gifts Program - The foundation matches contributions made by employees and directors of Freeport-McMoRan to nonprofits, civic, health, social welfare, educational, cultural, environmental or other community organizations that provide a public service.
    • Employee Volunteer Fund - Grants to nonprofit organizations with which employees of Freeport-McMoRan volunteer a year.
    For more information on each program, see individual listings at:

    History of Funding

    Previously awarded grants can be seen at

    Additional Information

    No support for discriminatory organizations, fraternal, veterans', or labor organizations, churches or religious organizations not of direct benefit to the entire community, political or lobbying organizations, pass-through foundations, or auxiliary organizations. No grants to individuals (except for scholarships), or for travel, conference fees, medical procedures, advertising, religious activities, or debt reduction or operational deficits.


    Angie Harmon

    Angie Harmon
    333 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    (602) 366-8116
    (602) 366-7305

  • Eligibility Details

    The foundation focuses its giving primarily to non profit organizations in areas of company operations in:
    • Arizona - Ajo, Bagdad, Bisbee Area, Clarkdale, Globe, Graham County, Green Valley, Greenlee County, Jerome, Miami, Phoenix, Sahuarita, and Tucson
    • Colorado - Chafee County, Clear Creek County, Denver, Eagle County, Grand County, Lake County, and Summit County
    • Connecticut - Norwich
    • Iowa - Ft. Madison
    • Louisiana - Jefferson Parish, Lafayette Parish, New Orleans, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Tammany Parish, and Tangipahoa Parish
    • New Jersey - Elizabeth
    • New Mexico - Grant County
    • Texas - El Paso and Houston
    Also serving Native American Communities of Hualapai, San Carlos Apache, Tohono O'odham, and White Mountain Apache.

    Deadline Details

     Deadlines vary by program area.
    • Social Investment Program - Applications are accepted March 1 through August 30, annually. 
    • Community Investment Fund (CIF) - Deadlines vary by community. 
    • Mini-Grants for Education - Applications are accepted May 1 through October 1, annually. 
    • Native American Partnership Fund - Applications are due March 30, June 20, and September 30, annually. 
    • STEM Innovation Grants - Applications are accepted December 1 through March 15, annually. 
    • Women's Development Program - Applications are accepted August 1 through October 1, annually. 

    Award Details

    Awards vary based on scope of project and program area.

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