Virginia Industry Foundation

The Virginia Industry Foundation (VIF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was organized in 2007 by the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) to pursue the mission below on behalf of industry. 

Mission: To provide scientific educational information; compose, publish, and disseminate information and standards designed to advance industry and specific education; recognize industrial, scientific, educational, workplace, and environmental achievements; support technology intensive industry research and development; and serve as a central scientific, educational, and charitable resource for industry and the public.

Current programs offered through the Virginia Industry Foundation include but are not limited to:


The Dream it. Do it. Virginia (DIDIVA) outreach and awareness network is a franchise of the national Dream it. Do it. network developed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute (MI), and was brought to Virginia in 2007.


Mission: To encourage people to explore and pursue advanced technology careers in Virginia, like manufacturing, biotechnology, robotics, nanotechnology, aviation, energy, information technology, healthcare and more.



The VMA Outreach program has been in existence since 1998 under the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), transitioning to the Virginia Industry Foundation (VIF) in 2007.

Mission: To promote a better understanding of industry’s role in preserving the environment.

Virginia Industry Foundation P.O. Box 412, Richmond VA 23218, 804-643-7489 ext. 24
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