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Grants to USA and International Organizations in Eligible Regions to Foster Economic Self Sufficiency for Women and Girls

Women’s Development Fund


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Geographic Focus
USA: ArizonaColoradoIowaLouisianaNew MexicoTexas

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/13/23 5:00 PM Arizona time Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and International organizations in eligible regions for programs that benefit women and girls. Funding is intended to help women and girls advance in the areas of education, career, character and leadership development, and business development. Proposals must benefit women and girls in a Freeport-McMoRan operating community, which is located in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas, Chile, Peru, and Indonesia.

The Freeport-McMoRan Women’s Development Fund supports organizations providing women and girls with opportunities to:

  • Advance attainment, matriculation, or graduation via college and career readiness and leadership and character development
  • Create or expand businesses via small business development training and access to capital programs
  • Increase financial capability and employment via education or workforce skills training

To be eligible to submit an application to the Women’s Development Fund, the program must:

  • Benefit women and girls in a Freeport-McMoRan operating community
  • Deliver on one of the Priority Social Impacts below:
    • Progress to the next grade on time: Number of children promoted to next grade or without summer learning loss
    • Access post-secondary education: Number of students that matriculate in two- or four-year colleges or professional credentialing programs
    • Earn a post-secondary degree or credential: Number of students that earn a degree, certification, or credential from a two- or four-year college or professional credentialing program
    • Improve income: Number of beneficiaries that substantially improve their income
    • Attained, retained, or improved employment: The number of beneficiaries that gain or sustain a job with a defined threshold for salary, retention, upward mobility, and other traits
    • Jobs created or saved: Number of jobs created or protected against disappearing
    • Dollars generated, saved: Additional revenues generated or cost savings achieved
    • Businesses created, saved, or strengthened: Number of businesses created, saved, or materially strengthened (e.g., through expansion or increased revenues)

Preference is given to these programs:

  • 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

Freeport-McMoRan Dreambuilder Program:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to submit an application to the Women’s Development Fund, the applying program must benefit women and girls in a Freeport-McMoRan operating community.

Additional Geographic Information:

Proposals must benefit women and girls in a Freeport-McMoRan operating community:

Pre-Application Information
Application Cycle: September 1
Application Closes: October 13 at 5:00 PM Arizona time
Awards Announced: week of December 1

The applicant can learn more about whether their program aligns with the Fund's funding interests; connect with them at the email below with any questions. In the email, the applicant should provide a brief description of the program, priority social impact selection, city, county, and state its benefits.

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