The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts was created by artist, athlete, and philanthropist Vernon Davis to promote art education and art appreciation among youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. We fulfill our mission by providing scholarships to dedicated art students and grants to deserving nonprofit programs who share in our ideals.

The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts envisions communities where the arts are vital to social development and represent a positive alternative for youth dealing with stress and peer pressure. Through the arts, youth can find new ways to express themselves, to lift their spirits and fulfill their dreams.

Gallery 85 is an extension of the Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts. The featured work engages an all-age audience to utilize the Arts as a medium to help further investigation in the field of science, math, culture and athletics. Artworks by contemporary artists open the dialog for different perspective as well as independent thinking.

Gallery viewers will be experiencing conceptual ideas of engagement that embraces self-expression and creative empowerment. The work presented echoes the Foundation in their approach to introduce Art as a positive element and fulfilling endeavor.