Welcome to the DRI Foundation web site. For over 25 years the Foundation trustees have worked with DRI benefactors to support environmental science research aimed at improving people's lives throughout Nevada, the nation, and the world.
The DRI Foundation was formed in 1982 as a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) to financially support the mission and vision of DRI. The DRI Foundation's mission is to maximize DRI's global environmental impact by securing necessary funding, promoting DRI to multiple constituencies and expanding DRI's reach.
Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
Expanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.
DRI Nevada Medal Event
2015 Medalist - Dr. Christopher McKay
Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.
Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Combining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.