About Us

The Colorado School of Mines Foundation provides opportunities for investment in the people and ideas of Mines to engineer a vibrant global future. 

The Mines Foundation is a tax-exempt organization, overseen by a volunteer Board of Governors that manages the school’s $286 million endowment, helps friends and alumni make tax-favored gifts, and receives and stewards charitable bequests to the school. In addition, we offer life-long opportunities for alumni to engage with the university and connect with each other through Oredigger pride. 

As the official gift-receiving agency for the university, the Colorado School of Mines Foundation holds and professionally manages the Mines endowment. An independent tax-exempt entity (501(c)(3) organization) founded in 1928 and incorporated in 1951, the foundation works to advance public understanding and philanthropic support for Mines’ unique mission. Donations to the foundation are tax-deductible, as provided by the Internal Revenue Code. Learn more about our policies and commitment to members of Mines' community of support.


Our Mission

The Colorado School of Mines Foundation advances the university’s mission by raising and managing funds and by fostering engagement with Mines.

Our Leadership

The Board of Governors develops the mission and guiding values of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation, while the President & Chief Operating Officer oversees the foundation’s day-to-day operations.

Mines Foundation Property Management Corporation, a tax-exempt entity, handles real property transfers and makes decisions to accept donated property based on thorough property reviews. Your land or other property is ultimately converted to tangible support for Colorado School of Mines.