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Donations made by the generous supporters of the VDF and its cause, fund our community outreach projects.

These projects are designed to encourage disadvantaged children of the San Jose/San Francisco Bay area communities to re-purpose their creative energy into exploring the arts; keeping them off the streets is a wonderful side-effect that we, at the VDF, are proud of.

Training, mentoring, art supplies and rewards are simple project concepts but with far reaching effects. Art supplies giveaway events, an annual the VDF art scholarship and monthly VDF events all help raise awareness and improve knowledge of the arts as well as show proven examples of our successful projects.

In addition, the VDF works with and donates, monthly, to international non-profits that bring the arts to disadvantaged children in other continents.

There is no secret about the fact that the giving, therapeutic value of the arts enriches young lives everywhere. Our children are our future. Effective communication is imperative for their development; their emotions and thoughts need to be channelized and must be understood.

The VDF firmly believes that disadvantaged children must be offered more routes to communicate with the world as positive communication with parents, teachers, and authority figures in their lives is limited.

Expressing themselves through the art they create helps them tell their story to the world; helps them communicate and be understood; much needed positive reinforcement and validation. The VDF gives such young & creative minds a dais to be discovered. Donating to VDF shapes our future, one child at a time.


The VDF welcomes volunteers who can donate their time and businesses that can donate their services. Check our calendar for upcoming events often. Please contact us at exhibits@Gallery85.org for more information.

  • Volunteer your time.
  • Donate funds.
  • Donate services of your business.

Our supporters make a positive difference in our communities every day.

Become a Sponsor

The VDF is incredibly gracious to all of those who decide to donate. Please contact patrick@powellsmarketing.com for more information about becoming a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Sponsor.

  • Bronze Sponsors are donations between $1-$1,000
  • Silver Sponsors are donations between $1,001 – $5,000
  • Gold Sponsors are donations between $5,001 – $15,000
  • Platinum sponsors are donations over $15,000




A holistic approach, focusing on the overall health, education, and well-being of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Read 85 raised over 500 new and gently used books for schools in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area reaching 3000 students.


Providing essential resources to communities where disadvantaged students are provided the necessary resources to fulfill their overall needs.


Communities where spirits are lifted through new opportunities, empowering the youth to dream big while discovering ways for self-expression and growth.


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