Formed in 1982 as a not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3), the DRI Foundation was designed to cultivate philanthropic giving in support of the mission and vision of DRI. For over 25 years the Foundation trustees have worked with DRI benefactors to support environmental science research to maximize DRI's impact on improving people's lives throughout Nevada, the nation, and the world.
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 through its relationships with donors and other supporters
I can’t put a value on the impact that our faculty has on the communities they live in throughout Nevada. Not only do these fine men and women hold the highest degrees from many of the most prestigious universities in the world, they also have a profound impact in their neighborhoods and in our children’s schools. - Mike Benjamin, Past Chair, DRI Foundation Board of Trustees -
We are proud of the way we have managed the resources, private funding and assets to benefit DRI's needs, programs and projects. Your donations have attributed to innovations in scientific research and discoveries that are helping local comminities within the State of Nevada and extending all over the world. DRI's legacy of research contributions atests to the dedication of it's supporters.
What the Foundation offers DRI