The Minnesota Veterans Medical Research & Education Foundation (MN Vets) is dedicated to advancing the health and well being of our country's veterans through cutting-edge medical research and education leading to prevention, diagnosis, and management of disease and disability.

Whom We Serve

Stakeholders

The foundation’s primary stakeholder is the Veteran; acknowledging that their families, and our community, also have a role in the health and well-being of those who have served their country.

The foundation also supports the entire research and education enterprise of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, including its investigators, clinicians and the research staff.  

Lastly, our research sponsors and donors are critical to the foundation meeting its mission.

Stakeholder Needs Identification:

  1. Veterans and our community: Medical and scientific knowledge to provide prevention, diagnosis and management of disease and disability.
  2. Research and education enterprise of Minneapolis VA Health Care System: Financial, operational, educational, grants management and recruitment of high-caliber physicians and researchers.
  3. Resource Sponsors: Opportunities to invest in our nation’s largest integrated health care system for VA-approved research with low indirect costs and a patient population willing to participate in studies to advance improved treatments for our Veterans.

Statement of Purpose

Veterans deserve and should expect the finest research-based healthcare our country is capable of delivering. Our foundation will provide our stakeholders with the environment and the resources necessary to stimulate scientific exploration and discovery.

The foundation will enable the Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s healthcare professionals access to programs and resources that will increase their research capabilities and learning experiences in order to maximize the care they provide to our Veterans and their families.

Mission Statement

Advancing the health and well being of our country’s veterans through cutting-edge medical research and education leading to prevention, diagnosis, and management of disease and disability.

Grants funded by Minnesota Veterans Medical Research and Education Foundation