Welcome to the Dai Vernon Foundation homepage.  The Dai Vernon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting the magical education and training of tomorrow’s stars, as well as helping magicians experiencing times of extreme need.

About the Foundation

The Dai Vernon Foundation began as the Dai Vernon Fund, established via a bequest received from the estate of the renowned Close-up Magician Dai Vernon, after his death in 1992. The original purpose was to fund a cash grant presented to the AMA’s Close-up Award winner each year. In time, as donations were received from others, the Fund’s activities expanded to include funding the education of promising young magicians, as well as cash grants given to aid magicians in extreme circumstances.

In recent years, the Fund was formally incorporated into the Dai Vernon Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to continue to expand our educational and charitable activities.

Donate Now

Your donation enables the Dai Vernon Foundation to continue it’s mission.  Please consider donating to us as a part of your annual giving.  The Dai Vernon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


New Website

We’ve launched our new website at www.daivernonfoundation.org.  Please visit back periodically to see news and updates from the Foundation.


The quickest way to reach the foundation is to email us at info@daivernonfoundation.org.

Any physical correspondence may be addressed to:

Dai Vernon Foundation, Inc
11333 Moorpark #22
Studio City, CA 91602