Life after military service can sometimes be a challenge. It doesn’t have to be.

Our Mission + Vision

10 Years of ImpactA future where all individuals and families who serve in defense of our nation are empowered to thrive. Learn more about IVMF.

Find Meaningful Employment

Transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses bring valuable skills and experience to civilian careers. So whether you are looking for no-cost training and professional certifications through Onward to Opportunity or continuing a life of service through our Veterans in Politics Program, you will enter your civilian career path with a leg up on the competition and resources by your side.


Military families have leadership skills, resilience and attention to detail that make them perfect business owners. IVMF offers a series of programs for those with just the beginning of an idea, or those ready to take their business to the next level, at no cost for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses.

Community Services

When military families return to the communities they call home, they deserve an efficient and supportive team to help them navigate the maze of resources available to them. IVMF works with community providers that streamline the support you need to sustain healthy and productive lives following military service.

Research & Analytics

IVMF programs develop from listening to veterans and their families. A national leader in veteran research and analytics, located within a national research University, IVMF also provides actionable insights enabling other organizations to improve their service to veterans, active military and their families. Our research also helps to inform national policy, enhancing the work government agencies do on behalf of those who served.

Get Started with IVMF

We believe when one person serves, the entire family serves. IVMF is unique in supporting the entire military family unit in every way you can imagine. No more putting it off. It’s time for your next chapter.

Higher Education

Home to the D’Aniello Institute, Syracuse University is consistently ranked among the top private universities by Military Times for being the “best place for veterans.” Learn more about all the resources we have to make undergraduate, graduate and online learning accessible and affordable for all members of the military-connected community.

Mission Posts

8.29.23 | Entrepreneurship

Veteran Entrepreneurship Across Urban & Rural Places (2022)

This research brief compares the experiences of rural and urban entrepreneurs using data from the 2022 National Survey of Military-Affiliated Entrepreneurs. Local business and entrepreneurial ecosystems are often keys to the success of veteran entrep... Read More ▶


Applications Now Open for The ‘Cuse50 Alumni Entrepreneurship Award

The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and thriving in the Orange community. To recognize the entrepreneurial accomplishments of our graduates, Syracuse University is excited to announce the launch of the ’CUSE50 Alumni Entrepreneur Awards, a new... Read More ▶


25 More Veterans Are Welcomed Into the Orange Family as Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans ’23 (EBV) Comes to a Close

The D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University recently celebrated the addition of 25 new graduates from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) program. The program is unique in that it leverages the s... Read More ▶

Onward to opportunity graduate Leshelle Moore.

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Military Installation: Fort Carson
Sec+ Graduate
Systems Administrator, Northrop Grumman, Since September 2018

LeShelle Moore-Domesca

Specialist, US Army