Mission & Vision
The mission of the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation, is to enhance the field of medicine by providing funding for medical research, education, equipment and facilities throughout the greater Salt Lake area.
We aspire to improve the quality of healthcare throughout the world.
A group of physicians, who were dedicated to promoting medical research, organized the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation, in 1970 at LDS Hospital. We have grown since then, now encompassing five Salt Lake Valley hospitals: Alta View Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Riverton Hospital and TOSH (the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital). We have expanded our mission to include funding opportunities in education, equipment and facilities.
This past year, we provided more than a million dollars in support of medical research and life-saving equipment for Intermountain Healthcare's hospitals and departments in the Salt Lake valley.
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On August 26, 2010 the Intermountain Research and Medical Foundation, formerly the Deseret Foundation, celebrated their 40th Anniversary. August 26th has been declared, by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, as The Deseret Foundation Day. Thank you to all our many supporters in assisting the foundation in achieving this great milestone.