A Foundation Established to Advance VA Research and Education

The Tampa VA Research and Education Foundation, Inc. (TVAREF) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization established to advance the research and education missions of the Department of Veterans Affairs through the support of both the research and education activities at The James A. Haley VA Healthcare System, as well as other VA entities in the region. The TVAREF was incorporated under the Laws of the State of Florida on October 3, 1997, document N35919, and received tax exemption status from the IRS on October 30, 1997.

The TVAREF provides a flexible mechanism for the administration of research and education funds for projects that have been approved by the VA Research and Development or VA Education Committee. Such support for these projects from non-VA sources include:

Other Non-Profit Organization:
Government entities (e.g.DoD)
Private sponsors (e.g. drug companies)
Voluntary agencies
General donations
Other Non Profit Organizations

Funds received by the TVAREF for a particular research or education activity are accepted by the Foundation only if the responsible individual (Principal Investigator or Educator) holds a VA staff appointment. The TVAREF, however, does not administer VA appropriated funding or accept funds for personal gains and/or accomplishments.

The Foundation supports activities by purchasing supplies and equipment, paying salaries, supporting travel, and paying for other research and/or education activities to promote and support the research and educational missions at TVAREF.

The TVAREF is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with all Veterans Health Administration and Federal Laws. The TVAREF is overseen by a Board of Directors which sets policy governing the day-to-day activities.

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