The AVA Foundation
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The AVA Foundation was founded to support AVA’s mission: Protect The Patient | Educate the Clinician | Save the Line. 

We serve clinicians interested in vascular access, students of healthcare professions as well as vascular access patients and their families. The Foundation does this through innovation, research and education

We are a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) educational and research organization.

Research and innovation

The AVA Foundation provides research grants to develop and evaluate practices, technologies and innovations within vascular access that improve clinical outcomes. This funding is competitively awarded and assessed by members of the AVA Foundation across the criteria of significance and innovation, scientific quality and team capability.

If you have a research project that aligns with our mission, please submit a summative proposal to Ensure your submission includes a summary to answer each of the criteria, and the project budget (no more than 9 pages total). The successful applicant will be announced at the AVA Annual Scientific meeting.

Submissions for this year have now closed. Please check the website for 2019 funding opportunities after October 2018.


We provide funding to healthcare practitioners for both specialized and higher education in vascular access so they may deliver the highest level of vascular access care. We also support seminars, panels and education programs to provide updates in vascular access practice and stimulate learning.

Travel Award scholarships are available to clinicians attending the AVA Annual Scientific Meeting, to promote hands-on involvement and education. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship to the 2018 AVA Annual Scientific Meeting, please click here to submit your Curriculum Vitae, and a summary of why you wish to attend. Scholarship applications for AVA 2018 close May 29, 2018.

Community Outreach

The AVA Foundation strives to promote patient education by funding support for educational videos and consumer literature along with consumer-oriented PR and editorial articles. Family and patient education can help ensure that recipients of vascular access card understand how to participate in their healthcare.

ways to Donate

If you would like to make a one-time donation, or schedule regular donations to the Foundation - specifically toward Innovation, Research, Education - or to our overall mission - please click on the button below. Together we can drive the changes and improvements necessary to ensure vascular access is as safe as possible for the millions of patients who undergo these procedures each day.

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If you would like to contact the AVA Foundation please email at or 801-792-9079.



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