Our mission is to enrich & empower the lives of all, within wider communities of mining operations

Our foundation will serve as a complement to the already world-class ESG initiatives undertaken by SMO member mines.

By strategically directing resources and fostering partnerships, we aim to enhance and amplify the transformative effects of these existing endeavours, ensuring a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

Elevate & Enhance


We aim to elevate environmental conservation, social equity, and healthcare access in these regions, & will focus on the following key areas: 

1. Environmental Conservation: 

Working with SMO member mines to implement projects aimed at preserving biodiversity, mitigating climate change, and promoting sustainable land use. Amplification of existing conservation efforts will foster a more resilient ecosystem and minimize environmental impacts.

2. Social Empowerment: 

Supporting initiatives that promote gender equality, access to education and healthcare, economic empowerment, and social inclusion in the wider mining communities. Through targeted interventions and strategic partnerships, we aim to enhance the well-being and increase opportunities for those in mining areas.

3. Healthcare Access: 

Improving access to quality healthcare services will be a cornerstone of our work. Collaborating with SMO member mines and healthcare organisations, we seek to address health disparities & promote preventive care to enhance overall well-being.

4. Community Engagement: 

Facilitating meaningful engagement with local residents, empowering them to actively participate in decision-making processes and ensuring that projects are culturally sensitive and sustainable in the long term.

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Make it Happen


The SMO Foundation welcomes donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses committed to making a positive difference for mining communities.

By supporting the foundation, donors will not only be contributing to the existing ESG initiatives of SMO member mines, but amplifying their positive impact. 

How you can get involved:

1. Donate:

Your contributions will enable us to implement meaningful projects and initiatives to benefit the relevant communities.

2. Fundraise:

Host your own fundraising event to support the SMO Foundation's mission. Whether it's a charity run or a community fundraiser, your efforts will help drive positive change.

3. Spread the Word:

Help raise awareness about the SMO Foundation’s work and mission. Share our initiatives, success stories, and impact on social media, and encourage others to join our cause.

Together, we can make a lasting difference and contribute to building a more sustainable and equitable future for all.

The SMO Foundation works in aid of GivingWorks, Charity No: 1078770