The Dillon Henry Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Philanthropy

Location: Santa Monica CA 90402 USA

Mission: DillonsList.org has been created to honor Dillon Henry, a remarkable teenager, who wanted to make the world a better place and planned to do it through great leadership and compassion. His interests and passions will create a worldwide community who intend to help with education, poverty and the environment.
Programs: Surfrider

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Each year, the Dillon Henry Foundation provides incredible financial aid to students who wish to pursue higher education. These scholarships target many students who may have been overlooked in the traditional application system. In this way, the Dillon Henry Foundation is bringing critical aid to those who may have no other way of attaining a college degree. The scholarships are awarded to students at Palisades Charter High School, a large public school in West Los Angeles. The Foundation’s scholarship program has now helped more than 50 students tackle the skyrocketing cost of college tuition, making each person’s future brighter. Dillon was a standout student at this school, and it is both touching and fitting that his legacy be preserved through this local scholarship. One of my closest friends is now attending a University of California with the money he was awarded by the Dillon Henry Foundation. This Foundation changes lives!

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2012

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The violence in Darfur has shredded the fabric of the local community. One of the most distinct characteristics of the violence has been widespread genocide of adult males, and extreme instances of sexual violence towards females. As a result, children are growing up without any form of family or structure in their lives. Staggering numbers of Sudanese have become refugees, and are left to live in horrific conditions in refugee camps. The Dillon Henry Foundation has poured funds into construction of youth centers in these refugee camps help provide some semblance of structure and support for young people entrenched in this brutal conflict. The youth centers that the Dillon Henry Foundation has constructed in the region have surely changed the lives of countless young people, who with some help, can set their country on the course to healing it requires.

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A brutal conflict in Darfur, a southern region of Sudan, has shaken the country and taken countless lives. The war erupted in 2003, when the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and Justice and Equality Movement began an armed conflict. Since then, countless lives have been lost, and human rights violations almost beyond conception have taken place. The people have no place to live, organize, educate or rebuild their society. The Dillon Henry Foundation has built the Dillon Henry Community Health Clinic in Darfur. The Foundation is honoring Dillon's memory by providing primary health care and community health for displaced communities in Quadda Djalle, Vakaga Prefecture, Central African Republic. The Medical Clinic is currently servicing 43,000 people who previously had to walk 210 miles to receive any medical attention. These survivors need all the help they can get, and the Dillon Henry Foundation is giving them the medical attention they need, and raising awareness to promote the suffering of victims of genocide.

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Life-changing

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2012

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As a Board Member of the Dillon Henry Foundation, I can say that every project that is done is impactful and serves the needs of many. WE have focused on several main areas and made a difference in the environment, in providing college bound students with scholarships, with foster youth in Los Angeles, and our reach even extends to serving victims of genocide in Africa. The heart of the organization comes from DIllon Henry, an amazing young man, whose life was cut tragically short. It is with his passions and spirit in mind that we spread his name and goodness to help others. We carry on his dream to make our world provide more opportunities to others so their lives will be improved and their futures brighter. We also will look at new ideas and consider funding proposals that are in keeping with our mission statement and goals.

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The Dillon Henry is a fantastic organization with a broad set of initiatives, both local and global. The Foundation’s ability to see the larger picture, both at home and abroad, makes it uniquely capable of addressing many of the world’s issues at once. The Organization is also effective in incorporating several of Dillon Henry's passions, giving the organization a heart-warming personal flare that makes it stand out from the pack.

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Dillon was always passionate about his involvement in the local Jewish community. The Dillon Henry Foundation has kept his passion alive by providing aid to the Beit Ruth project in Israel. The Beit Rush Hostel hosts at risk girls. Girls at-risk have experienced physical or emotional abuse at home and can no longer remain with their families. These girls are viewed as a low priority when public funding is distributed. As such, the public care system in Israel is grossly underfunded, and exceeds its inferior capacity. The Dillon Henry Foundation has worked diligently to help fill this void by raising funds for the Beit Ruth Hostel program.

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The Dillon Henry Foundation’s commitment to working with the Surfrider Foundation has led to amazing success. Most notably, the Dillon Henry foundation donated the funds necessary to launch QUAD, a new website operated by Surfrider Foundation aimed at providing High School and College students with the resources necessary to build consciousness and educate their peers about ocean protection. The project based program is both thought-provoking and relevant to countless young beach-goers. With the new programs instituted by the Dillon Henry Foundation’s funds, more money and awareness can be garnered, and our may finally get the protection they deserve.

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As a surfer, the increasing levels of pollution in the Los Angeles area’s coastal waters has become of serious personal concern lately. The Dillon Henry Foundation is working hard to generate funds for organizations like Surfider Foundation, that helps clean and protect my local waters. An endowment form the Dillon Henry Foundation helped the organization hire several summer interns this year, allowing for the manpower necessary to propel this vital environmental cause. The interns helped raise more funding and clean up areas of the local beach. There's nothing worse than walking on a dirty beach, or surfing next to trash. Thanks to the Dillon Henry Foundation, my local break is cleaner than it was last year!

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The Dillon Henry Foundation is an incredible organization based upon the notion of honoring a beloved member of the West Los Angeles community. Dillon’s passions varied greatly, but they were all rooted in making the world a better place. From healing the local bay, to providing community services in regions of the world where there simply are none. The Dillon Henry Foundation continues with Dillon’s desire to help all those in need.

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Sexual violence in the Congo has become one of the most disturbing and common human rights issues in the world. Recent studies have revealed that rape and intimate partner violence in the Congo are far more common than previously estimated. Thankfully organizations such as the Dillon Henry foundation have taken an interest in this issue and are willing to do what is necessary to affect change. The Dillon Henry Foundation is opening a rape and crisis center in Chambucha Congo, in order to bring vital resources to the women and victims of sexual violence and other human rights violations that have become all too common in this war-torn region of the world.

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