The Sant Maral Foundation (SMF) was established in September 1994 as a public benefit, self-governing, non-profit non-government organization. The goal of the foundation is to contribute to Mongolia's social development geared towards the creation of a society based upon the principles of freedom, justice, and democracy. Since its formation, SMF established itseld as the premier Mongolian polling institution in the country.
Since knowledge is regarded as one of the most democratic driving forces of today, SMF pays special attention to free information flows. Activity of SMF and its board members focuses also on such issues as political education, self-reliance and self-governance initiatives support - to assist people in a volatile time of transition.