The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. Foundation (SMEF), is a non-profit corporation incorporated in February 1991 under the laws of the State of Colorado and Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
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.”
1. Meet the global need for expertise
2. Train the next generation of global leaders
3. Educate the world about mining
4. Sustain excellent mining education programs