About Us


The Davey Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt entity,  was created in memory of actor, director, producer,  musician, and community activist David Fetzer, who passed away at 30 from an accidental prescription painkiller overdose.  David believed that art could be engaging and life-changing, and lived his conviction.  Collaborating with others in music, theatre, and film, David lit a fire in all who came within his sphere of influence.  Named one of the Salt Lake Tribune’s eight Emerging Artists in 2011 (at the age of 28), it is fitting that we dedicate our endeavors to helping other emerging artists.

Beginning our sixth year, The Davey Foundation has been able to provide mentoring and opportunity  to 16 emerging artists.  Spend some time with us on our website, and learn more about these artists, the grants, and the people who make all of this possible, not the least of which was David himself (seen here in a scene from Salt Lake Acting Company’s presentation of BOOM).

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Born of love,  dedicated to creative collaboration and community engagement, The Davey Foundation   provides grants, mentoring, and opportunity for emerging artists in film and theatre.