Promoting research partnerships 

to improve veterans’ health


Formed in 1992, the National Association of Veterans' Research and Education Foundations (NAVREF) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization of research and education foundations affiliated with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. These nonprofits, also known as the VA-affiliated nonprofit research and education corporations (NPCs), are authorized by Congress under 38 USC ยงยง7361-7366 to provide flexible funding mechanisms for the conduct of research and education at VA facilities nationwide. 

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision: NAVREF envisions a nation in which veterans receive the finest care based on innovative research and education.

Mission: NAVREF's mission is to advance the success of the VA-affiliated research and education corporations.

Tagline: Promoting research partnerships to improve veterans’ health

Values: The membership, board and staff of NAVREF value:

  • Transformative research
  • Partnership in vibrant VA research and education programs
  • Respectful, collegial and transparent relations and communications with stakeholders
  • Integrity in governance and management
  • Proactive leadership and high quality management
  • Advocacy for research that advances care for veterans

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