Van Andel Institute is a 501 nonprofit biomedical research and science education organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan. VAI was founded by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 and comprises four divisions: Van Andel Research Institute, Van Andel Education Institute, Van Andel Institute Graduate School, and Purple Community.
The Institute's research focuses on cancer epigenetics and Parkinson's disease. Its educational efforts support teacher development and science education from early elementary through the doctoral level.
David Van Andel, son of Jay and Betty, has served as CEO and chairman of the board since 1996.