EIN 58-1711612

Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana (BRF)

IRS 501(c) type
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BRF was created in 1986 by the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. At the time, the Shreveport economy was heavily dependent on the oil and gas industry, and plummeting oil prices were taking a heavy toll on the north Louisiana economy. The Shreveport Chamber charged BRF with diversifying the local and regional economy and investing in new economic sectors. BRF’s mission to be a catalyst for positive economic change in north Louisiana has attracted an all-volunteer board of key local civic leaders and experienced and capable professionals from throughout the United States.
Also known as...
BRF Hospital Holdings Shreveport LLC; BRFHH Shreveport and Monroe Campuses
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Program areas at BRF

Operated a ten story, 160,000 sq ft Research facility housing 56 state-of-the-art wet labs, an animal care facility, a positron emission tomography (pet) imaging center and related administrative offices. The 56 wet labs and animal facility are leased to lsuhsc-s to support its basic science Research program. The pet center provides imaging to support patients of lsuhsc-s and the regional medical community as well as support for the animal imaging program at lsuhsc-s. The Research facility provided essential Research space needed to support the acquisition of lsuhsc-s extramural funding.see schedule o - conducted activities related to the establishment of a science & technology business park including support for scientific economic development projects, workforce development and education. Provided financial and programmatic assistance to prospective park tenants. Provided land for development including environmental remediation. Maintained multiple leased properties, including a 33,000 sq ft cgmp manufacturing facility and multiple incubator facilities. Intertech activities also include support for six k-12 and higher education programs.
The digital media institute (dmi) is an accredited higher educationalinstitution focused on degree and certificate programs in the digitalarts. Dmi offers programs in animation and digital effects, interactivesoftware development, and advertising design. Students at dmi come froma wide range of backgrounds and financial needs. Dmi provides andcoordinates with grant making organizations to fund some need basedscholarships to students who meet admissions requirements but may needadditional financial assistance. Dmi also provides summer campopportunities to students in middle school and high school to promoteknowledge and interest in the digital art space.
Operated a positron emission tomography imaging center and a related radiopharmaceutical production facility which served 1,439 patients during the year, of which 589 were free or substantially discounted for indigent persons. The center also worked with various national companies to support clinical and pre-clinical trials. The cgmp radiopharmaceutical manufacturing facility is capable of producing different radiopharmaceuticals and provides radiopharmaceuticals to other scanners in the region.
Edventures supports stem (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and technology-based workforce development initiatives through a variety of programs serving student sin Northwest Louisiana. Programs include the bobbie cates hicks science and medicine academic Research training program, biotech magnet academy, biostart senior Research laboratory internships, college navigator, and first robotics programs. Edventures works with multiple regional partners including caddo parish schools, bossier parish schools, desoto parish schools, and lsu health sciences center in shreveport to provide these programs. Expenses: $64,326 (including grants to others of $--), revenue: $124,428 shreveport next proactively recruits small to mid-sized businesses to relocate to or build facilities in Northwest Louisiana, promoting our region's access, affordability, and opportunity for businesses to create well-paying, sustainable jobs for our community. Expenses: $400,005 (including grants to others of $--), revenue: $100,000

Who funds Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana (BRF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Community FoundationFor General Support; Give for Good Grant; for the Center for Molecular Imaging and Therapy; for Edventures Education Programs$145,379
Vanguard Charitable Endowment ProgramFor Recipient's Exempt Purpose$10,000
Louisiana Center for MFG SciencesFor Stem Education Program$10,000
...and 4 more grants received

Personnel at BRF

John GeorgeDirector and President and Chief Executive Officer$653,405
James D DeanExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$487,422
Jay MeyersVice President for External Affairs / Vice President for Externalaffairs$177,687
Vassia RouliaVice President Research Development Administration$177,368
David SchmidtExecutive Director$181,137
...and 16 more key personnel

Financials for BRF

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$703,194
Program services$19,015,624
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-2,338,372
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$590,750
Total revenues$17,971,196

Form 990s for BRF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-092022-08-15990View PDF
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-22990View PDF
2018-092019-10-21990View PDF
2017-092018-10-16990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 1, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
May 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Louisiana Center for MFG Sciences
May 21, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $145,379 from The Community Foundation
May 13, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
May 9, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsHospitalsMedical research organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizations
Science and technologyHealth
Political advocacyConducts researchLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
Post Office Box 38050
Shreveport, LA 71133
Metro area
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
Caddo Parish, LA
Website URL
(318) 716-4190
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
H90: Medical Specialty Research
NAICS code, primary
622: Hospitals
Parent/child status
Central organization
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