Freeport bringing back Community Investment Program

SAFFORD — After a one-year hiatus due to uncertainty stemming from the pandemic, the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation announced its Community Investment Program will return this year.

In an e-mail to Gila Valley Central, Sean Wenham, manager of strategic community development for Freeport, said, “We’re pleased to announce Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s Community Investment Fund grant program will resume in 2021, with additional details regarding application deadline dates being made available soon on our Community Development website:”

In 2019, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation granted $400,000 to seven projects in Graham County — including development of Little League fields and the House of Hope sober living facility — and nearly $200,000 to four project in Greenlee County.

Only tax-exempt entities — such as nonprofit organizations, schools and local governments — can apply for grants from the Foundation.

For more information about the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s Community Investment Program, e-mail