The mission of the SME Foundation is to support scientific, technical, educational 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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    ABET Program Evaluator Update

    SME Foundation

    Join us at the ABET Program Evaluator Update - C. Dale Elifrits and Gary Skaggs The SME cadre of...


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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SMEF 2014 WinterFest Gala Dinner Photos