Welcome to Van Andel Institute, an organization made strong through our shared values. These values are the heart of our culture and the essence of who we are when we are at our best. Every day, we commit ourselves to bringing them to life in all we do. Please join us on our journey from Good to Great!

Be Curious

  • Curiosity is our super power.
  • We learn at every opportunity.
  • We thrive on the pursuit of discovery.

Work with Urgency

  • We run toward challenges.
  • We love what we do
  • We own what we do.

Take Risks

  • We do things others won’t, in ways they can’t.
  • We dare to think differently.
  • We grow from our mistakes.

Respect Everyone

  • We matter to each other.
  • We assume good intentions.
  • We ask for help and offer help.


  • We share information and credit freely.
  • We seek diverse perspectives
  • We connect through hope for a better future.

Do the Right Thing

  • We choose mission over self-interest.
  • We use our best judgment.
  • We utilize our resources to maximize impact.