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...

Foundation Blog

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    SMEF looking to fund international humanitarian projects

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    The SME Foundation's i s committed to supporting world-wide initiatives focused on humanitarian efforts through our ...

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Miners Give Back: Deadline September 10th

The SMEF Miners Give Back provides funding for global outreach programs. Funding applications are due September 10th. read more

Miner's Give Back Grants Available

The SME Foundation (SMEF) is committed to supporting world-wide initiatives focused on humanitarian efforts through our Miner’s Give Back Program. 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. Review Course for the Professional Engineer (P.E.) Examination of Mining/Mineral Processing Engineer

    Sep 13 - 17
    Denver, CO, United States
  2. Cutting Edge 2014

    Nov 2 - 4
    New York, NY, United States
  3. 2014 Arizona Conference

    Dec 7 - 9
    Tucson, AZ, United States


Many thanks to our generous Corporate Roundtable Sponsors!
Pinnacle Partner

Champion Partners

Benefactor Partners

 Patron Partners


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SMEF 2014 WinterFest Gala Dinner Photos