Giving Opportunities

Giving Makes a Difference

One-Time Gift - Mail a check or donate online by credit card.

Recurring Donations
- Sign up here to give automatic monthly, quarterly or annual donations.

Membership Dues Opt-In Option - Contribute $25 or more on your membership dues statement designated to the SME Foundation General Fund or SMEF program of your choice. Your tax-deductible contributions to the Foundation provide necessary funding for programs that support important education, outreach and professional development to the SME community and mining industry.

Employee Matching Gifts -
Your employer may match your charitable contributions to the SME Foundation. Ask your HR representative for guidelines. Click here to a view a list of Companies with Matching Gift Programs.

Tribute Gifts
- Make a donation in honor of or in memory of a family member, friend, colleague or a special holiday or occasion. We will send an acknowledgment of your recognition gift but will keep the amount private. 

Shop AmazonSmile - Designate SME Foundation, Englewood, CO to receive a percentage of your eligible purchases whenever you shop AmazonSmile. Make giving easier by connecting AmazonSmile to your Amazon app. Follow these simple instructions to get started today How to connect your Amazon App to AmazonSmile.

Donate Your Unwanted Vehicle - All you need to do is to complete our simple online donation form or call 866-628-2277 and we’ll take care of the rest. We will pick up your vehicle, arrange to have your donation towed, and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt, all at no charge to you. Would you like more information? Click here for details.

Appreciated Securities* - You may be able to avoid out-of-pocket expenses and capital gains when you donate publicly traded stock and mutual funds held long-term (more than one year) to the SME Foundation. For transfer instructions click here.

IRA Rollover Distribution* - Taxpayers age 72 or older may be able to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to the SME Foundation without first having to recognize the distribution as income. Contact your IRA plan administrator to transfer a gift directly from your IRA to the SME Foundation to help support our profession and the industry. For IRA administrator transfer instructions click here.

**Special IRA Rules for 2020: The CARES ACT suspended Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) for 2020, but the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) rules remain fully in effect. You may still make a QCD in 2020. While it won’t count toward an RMD in 2020, it still has benefits. By making a Qualified Charitable Distribution, you are reducing the value of your IRA, and that will reduce future RMDs. Also, the reduction in the IRA’s value is tax free, making the QCD the most tax-efficient way for most people 70½ and older to make charitable contributions.

For questions, contact the SME Foundation at *Check with your tax advisor to see if you may benefit from a donation of this type.