Freeport-McMoRan Women’s Development Fund
The purpose of the program is to support organizations providing women and girls with opportunities to advance attainment, matriculation or graduation via college/career readiness and/or leadership/character development; create or expand businesses via small business development training and access to capital programs; and increase financial capability and employment via education or workforce skills training. The Funding Source operates in eligible communities in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, Chile, Peru, and Indonesia.
Eligible projects must support one of these community priorities:
- Education and Workforce Development. Goal: Increase the number of adults, ages 25 to 64, who attain a post-secondary credential or degree by 20% that leads to higher, sustainable personal income and community well-being.
- Economic Opportunity. Goal: Strengthen local systems that drive economic progress, creating opportunities for citizens that can be sustained or transferred post-mining.
- Resiliency, Capacity, and Leadership. Goal: Increase individual and institutional ability to lead and implement efforts that maximize the benefits of mining, create resilience to economic and social shocks and disruptions and plan for the future.
Preference is given to programs that:
- Serve rural operating communities (vs. urban)
- Use Freeport-McMoRan’s DreamBuilder courses in program implementation
- Provide measurable results of program impact
- Demonstrate collaborations or partnerships that establish increased opportunities for women
- Are sustainable beyond the life of this funding
In Colorado, Grand County and Clear Creek