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Foundation for the Future

Make a donation today. Any size donation is appreciated, no dollar amount is too small.

Join us to inspire, prepare and support thousands of students every year in their pursuit of advanced manufacturing experiences, education and careers.

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student summit fund

Student Summit Fund

Your donation to the Student Summit Fund will help us deliver student-centric programming that provides students with their first taste of manufacturing.

SME PRIME Sustainability Fund

Your donation to the SME PRIME Sustainability Fund will help us build tailored manufacturing/engineering programs in high schools across the country.

Scholarship Fund

Your donation to the Scholarship Fund will help us annually award millions of dollars in scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund

Your donation to this fund will help award scholarships to females and minority students pursuing a postsecondary education in manufacturing, engineering or related technologies.
SME PRIME students at Cazenovia High School working on a engineering project with robotics.

General Enrichment Fund

Your donation to the General Enrichment Fund will help us inspire, prepare and support the next generation of manufacturing and engineering talent.

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives. With many stores still closed and most of our shopping done online, support the SME Education Foundation while you do it. When you shop with Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the SME Education Foundation.

Get Involved with PRIME

Being involved with the SME PRIME program provides you with an opportunity to fulfill your philanthropic goals while helping develop the future of the manufacturing workforce.