The mission of the SME Foundation is to support scientific, technical, education and other activities that foster interchange and understanding concerning the responsible development of the world’s mineral resources, and further the professional disciplines serving the minerals industry.

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Creating Global Prosperity campaign video


SME and the SME Foundation are proud to announce Creating Global Prosperity: The Campaign For Mining. As millions around the world rise to join the growing global middle class, the mining and minerals industry is providing the resources that drive economies and raise standards of living. Read more...

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    SME Foundation Silent Auction website

    SME Foundation

    As we close out 2014, don't forget to send in your silent auction items for the SME Foundation auction. This is a great...


Visit the SME Foundation Auction website for great items

The SMEF auction website it out. Check out the great items available. New items continually added so check back often. read more

#GivingTuesday coming December 2!

Mark you calendar for December 2 for #GivingTuesday. SME Foundation will participate in this national event. read more

Support your Society by supporting its Foundation

When you make a tax-deductible contribution to the SME Foundation, you join many of your colleagues who want to keep the minerals industry strong so we can continue to improve the standard of living for people the world over.

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SME National Events

  1. George A. Fox Conference

    Jan 27, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    New York, NY, United States
  2. 2015 SME Annual Conference & EXPO CMA 117th National Western Mining Conference

    Feb 15 - 18
    Denver, CO, United States
  3. 2016 World Tunnel Congress

    Apr 22 - 26
    San Francisco, CA, United States
Many thanks to our generous Corporate Roundtable Sponsors!






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SMEF 2014 WinterFest Gala Dinner Photos