About the Foundation
The Portland VA Research Foundation (PVARF) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. PVARF’s mission is to support the research and educational activities conducted at the VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS). Located on the grounds of the VAPORHCS, PVARF provides administrative support for outside research and education grants and contracts awarded to clinicians and scientists at the PVAMC. PVARF currently administers over 100 awards spread across 80 different investigators. Since 1989 PVARF has partnered with the VAPORHCS to develop a diverse research portfolio investigating a variety of ailments afflicting our nation’s Veterans.
The PVARF is governed by a 12 member Board of Directors. Four of these board members are statutory: Director, Chief of Staff, Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Research and Development, and ACOS for Education. The Board of Directors has appointed an Executive Director to develop and implement policy and manage the operations of PVARF.
The PVARF undergoes an annual financial audit by an independent auditing firm. The auditors annually report the results of the audit and their review of the financial operations to the Board of Directors. To request copies of the most recent financial audit please send your request to: