Investment Grants That Help Communities Assess Priorities

Investment grants offered through the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Community help fund community priority projects.

Investment grants established by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Community focus on funding community priority projects that will benefit the most citizens.

Organizational leaders of eligible towns in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico can apply for investment grants from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Community Investment Program.

With the goal of funding community projects that have a lasting impact on citizens, designated Community Investment Funds (CIFs) have been established in areas near Freeport-McMoRan operations. Grant funds are eligible to any non-profit, city, county or town government in the applicable areas.

Fundable projects can fall under a number of categories, and each CIF will provide a detailed list of Community Priorities and Focus Areas that applicants can choose from. Some eligible categories include:

  • Economic development
  • Emergency response and public safety
  • Training and continuing education
  • Interoperable communications
  • Public education and outreach
  • EMS and trauma equipment
  • Traffic and highway safety

In the past, investment grants have been used to purchase transportation vans for youth clubs, fund community park renovations and provide training to help with local job placement for residents.

For a full list of the CIF focus areas for eligible communities, download specific information for each eligible area from the foundation website:

Climax, Colorado
Community priorities
Letter of interest window: Sept. 1 — Oct. 13

Globe and Miami, Arizona
Community priorities
Application window: Jan. 15 — March 15

Graham County, Arizona
Community priorities
Application window: Feb. 1 — May 1

Grant County, New Mexico
Community priorities
Letter of interest window: Sept. 1 — Oct. 13

Greenlee County, Arizona
Community priorities
Application window: June 1 — Sept. 2

Green Valley and Sahuarita, Arizona
Community priorities
Application window: March 1 — June 1

Download application details on the foundation website.

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