The mission of the SME Foundation is to be the source of funding for education and outreach of SME and the community it serves. The SME Foundation fulfills its mission by supporting projects that disseminate mining/mineral information and technology worldwide; encourage professional development; educate children, teachers, and the public about the significant role that the minerals industry plays in their everyday lives; build consensus for a strong, environmentally sound minerals industry in the United States and the world; and support of college-level students and programs meeting industry demands for engineers and researchers in the future.
The SME Foundation functions to help raise funds for outreach programs for K-12 science classroom education, scholarships for students to study various mining engineering and geology fields and programs to inform the public about the importance of mining in everyday lives.
Donate to the General Fund.
Together, We Can Make a Difference.
The SME Foundation’s programs work together to encourage students to pursue careers in the industry, support professionals looking to strengthen their expertise and stay in the industry for the long haul, and empower industry experts to give back to vulnerable communities across the globe. Contributions to the SME Foundation General Fund allow support to be funneled to the programs with the greatest financial need.