Project DreamCatcher is a free business development program for Native American women entrepreneurs from the Hualapai, Tohono O'odham, San Carlos Apache, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo tribes. The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation created Project DreamCatcher in partnership with Thunderbird for Good to build the capacity of women business owners from these five Arizona tribes.
Project DreamCatcher hosts selected participants for an intensive week of training on Thunderbird’s downtown Phoenix campus. The women attend MBA-level business classes taught by Thunderbird faculty, site visits to local businesses, coaching/advising sessions and networking activities. When not actively hosting cohorts of business women, Thunderbird for Good continues to provide training through webinars, info sessions, and digital videos and resources. DreamCatcher provides the women entrepreneurs from the five Native American nations with the skills and confidence to start or grow their own business.