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The Dillon Henry Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   16 reviews 410

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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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dillonslist is a wonderful organization in memory of a young man whose dream was to change the world one step at a time. Sadly he was taken too young but this organization was built to keep his dreams alive. His love of surfing and being in nature is why Dillonslist works with Surf Rider foundation to keep our beaches clean and the oceans healthy. He was also dedicated to volunteering with children and motivating them to be the best they can be, this is kept alive by events with CASA, Jewish World Watch and Palisades Charter High School. Donations have all gone to causes that are changing the world and making people live better lives.

 
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The Dillon Henry Foundation not only helped me obtain my Bachelor of Arts, at the University of California Riverside, it has also provided funds, resources, and support for dozens of other high school students entering into college. As a former scholarship recipient, I've learned the value of what it means to pay it forward. The Dillon Henry foundation is more than just an organization dedicated to serving those in need. It's a movement, that calls for gratitude and justice abroad and at home.

 
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A wonderful group of family and friends doing great work in their community and around the world, supporting many students' college dreams with financial assistance and personal support, truly making a difference for many first-generation college-bound!

 
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An incredible organization that aims to help people worldwide. The DHF offers annual scholarships that help students reach their educational goals. They also offer resources beyond the scholarship to help ensure the success of their scholars. The DHF partners with organizations such as Surfrider Foundation, WITNESS, CASA and Jewish World Watch. They are helping people from the states to Africa.

 
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DHF is an outstanding organization that gives so much back to our community. Annually, the DHF offers tens of thousands of dollars worth of college scholarships to support young people seeking an education. It also funds other projects focused on the global good, including filmmakers in the WITNESS program, and summer interns at the Surfrider Foundation headquarters. I'm proud to be a part of the DHF family.

 
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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!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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