VIVA—Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive

Supporting programs that help veterans begin a family is rooted in the Bob Woodruff Foundation mission—to find, fund, and shape innovative programs that help veterans, service members and their families thrive. The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to have funded more than 30 veterans since we initiated the VIVA Fund in 2016.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) works in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to inform veterans with service-connected fertility challenges of the various fertility benefits and services available to them. When the VA-funded program is not appropriate for a veteran, BWF provides up to $5,000 funding to veterans eligible for the BWF Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive (VIVA) Fund.

For questions please email: ivf@bobwoodrufffoundation.org

  • Spouse/Partner Information

  • Insurance

  • Provider

  • VA or DoD Lead Coordinator

  • Required Documents

  • VA disability determination letter or documentation from the VA with complete list of service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses that could be impinging fertility.
  • Confirmation from a VA or DoD lead coordinator that applicant has engaged an IVF provider and is requesting financial support from the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

    Download a sample coordinator letter here.
  • A letter on IVF provider letterhead stating the following: Provider is a SART member participating in the military appreciation discount program. Provider has a board certified reproductive endocrinologist on staff. Applicant and spouse/partner have commenced IVF treatment and have completed fertility evaluation testing. Applicant has not exceeded a total of six attempts to accomplish three completed IVF cycles.

    Download a sample SART letter here.
  • Consent and Authorization

    INTERNET CONSENT AND AUTHORIZATION FOR RELEASE OF INFORMATION: By submitting this form, I fully understand that my file and personal information, some of which may be protected from disclosure without my consent under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Law (FERPA), is being entered in an Internet Accessible Database. My personal information and/or files may be stored on a web server and may be transmitted over the Internet. By signing this form, I am authorizing the Bob Woodruff Foundation and potential service providers to transmit my personal information/file information for the purpose of helping me obtain appropriate services. I understand that all of the information gathered will be kept in strict confidence and used to facilitate services that I have voluntarily requested. I further acknowledge that I am solely responsible for the truth and accuracy of the information contained in my file, and the Bob Woodruff Foundation may choose to remove my personal information/file in whole or in part for any reason and at any time. By agreeing to this consent and authorization form, I authorize my information to be input into a digital referral system. In doing so, I will not hold liable any parties involved in the network, or the internet and website provider.