Miners Give Back


Miners Give Back (MGB)  is committed to supporting community service and/or other humanitarian outreach activities.

The SME Foundation proudly announces the Miners Give Back Award. This award is for the recognition of SME Section community service and/or other humanitarian outreach activities. This award will recognize the outstanding efforts of an SME Section for their accomplishments in community service and humanitarian outreach by members of the mining/mineral community to serve the mission of Miners Give Back. This initiative is intended to increase the level of participation by the SME Sections in humanitarian efforts and community service and provide rewards/recognition each year for the outstanding project(s). Check back for more information about the application process and timeline.

The history of Miners Give Back  . . .

  • 2010 - the first Miners Give Back project took place when 25 men and women gathered to help Arizona teachers. After a very busy afternoon, the volunteers had created hundreds of needed items for Arizona classrooms.
  • 2011 - 61 persons from the mining industry gathered to help the Food Bank of the Rockies. The volunteers packed meals for more than 4,000 people during their day at the food bank.
  • 2012 - 21 volunteers spent part of a day working at the Food Lifeline of Seattle, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending hunger in western Washington. In all, their volunteer work produced more than 2,900 meals for the needy in Washington. 
  • 2015 – the Miners Give Back program began a three-year partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to leverage EWB’s global network of on-the-ground engineers in developing countries that implement multiple projects to address the needs identified by a community. EWB’s mission complimented that of MGB’s: to support world-wide initiatives focused on humanitarian efforts that tangibly improved the lives of individuals and inspired a commitment to give back to the local community. The SME Foundation supported EWB projects from 2015 through 2018.

  To find out how YOU can make a difference through the Miners Give Back Program, contact smefoundation@smenet.org or 303-948-4239. 

Contributions are greatly appreciated online or by mail: 
SME Foundation
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