Our vision is that every Veteran will receive the finest research-based care.

Our mission is to continually improve the health of all Veterans through basic science discoveries, clinical research studies, and state-of-the-art education of healthcare professionals, Veteran patients and their family members.

Honor a Veteran's Service With the Gift of Science.

Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation (IVREF) is:

a 501(c)(3) independent nonprofit corporation established in 2011 to facilitate the advancement of biomedical and health services research in Idaho by providing administrative and research support

one of approximately 80 Veterans Affairs-affiliated nonprofit corporations (NPCs) in the United States created under Congressional authority to allow for approved private and non-VA federal funding for VA research and education

located in Boise, Idaho, on the Veterans Affairs Medical Center campus.

Completed in 2012, our two-story, 18,000-square-foot Research building houses multiple state-of-the-art basic science research laboratories. We are working to create a well-equipped and broadly supported Biomedical Research Center of Excellence at the Boise VAMC that will serve as a nexus for such research in the state of Idaho.

Scientific discoveries based on research performed here will improve the treatment and healthcare of Veterans, and lead to changes in healthcare for all.

IVREF is an IRS tax-exempt organization, and all donations and contributions made to the foundation are tax deductible. All donations made will be used to support biomedical research and education to improve the lives and treatment of Veterans in Idaho and the nation.