The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation (RMAGF) is to support educational, charitable and scientific activities related to, or allied with, the field of geology. It was founded in 1975. The Foundation has tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID Number 84-0730294).The Foundation is a charitable Trust and is governed by five Trustees. The number of Trustees was increased from three to five through changes to the Foundation By-Laws approved by the RMAG Board of Directors in 2010. These trustees are appointed for overlapping three-year terms by the Board of Directors. The Foundation supports geologic study and research by undergraduate and graduate geoscience students by providing at least 11 students with scholarships each year. The Foundation also supports student registrations to selected conferences, donates money to youth organizations for geologic projects, and funds various projects that focus on geoscience research and history.
Activities the Foundation may support are:
(a) scientific research, both directly and through the promotion, assistance, encouragement, support and furtherance of studies and research in the field of geology and in sciences related thereto;
(b) dissemination of information relating to geology and related fields, through lectures, seminars, publications, educational courses, teaching aids and by other means and materials;
(c) support of programs of continuing education in geology and related studies;
(d) assistance in career guidance to persons interested in geology or related fields;
(e) assistance of public and private schools (elementary and secondary), colleges and universities, and technical schools in teaching and education in the field of geology and related fields;
(f) provide scholarships, prizes, awards, gifts, educational loans and other kinds of support to assist or reward students engaged in the study of geology or related fields;
(g) establish fellowships or "chairs" in colleges and universities in order to further education and knowledge in the field of geology and related fields; and
(h) work with and support (including contributions from the Foundation) other organizations with similar objectives which have similar status under the Internal Revenue Code.
RMAG Foundation, #165
1001 16th Street, B-180
Denver, CO 80265