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Charities is proud to have partnered with these Organizations to help create positive changes and begin to heal the world. We look forward to making an important difference in the lives of others to benefit from our foundation's projects.

  • Jewish World Watch, Darfur

    When Dillon was young, he created a spectacular memorial as part of a school project on the Holocaust, which contained poetry, photos and other writings which showed his despair over the death of millions of people based on religious beliefs. And as he grew, he continued to be outraged and disheartened by the continuous human rights violations across the world. Dillon got involved with funding a water well project in Darfur providing much needed water to a refugee camp.

    Our Foundation has now built and completed the Dillon Henry Community Health Clinic. We are honoring Dillon's memory by providing primary health care and community health for displaced and conflict affected populations in Ouadda Djalle, Vakaga Prefecture, Central African Republic. We know that our Medical Clinic servicing the critical needs of refugees and indigenous populations of 43,000,  who are the survivors of genocide, will honor Dillon's commitment for fighting injustice all over the world.

    Please join us as we have begun our new project with JWW, The Dillon Henry Youth Centers. Children & Youth (under 18 years) make up 64% of the population of the Oure Cassoni refugee camp and are especially vulnerable at having escaped the violence and terrors of Darfur. These Youth Centers will draw on the knowledge and capacity of the refugee children to create a healthier and protective environment within the camp by creating both increased play spaces and platforms for intellectual and creative expression. We will help support a safer and better quality of life for all children living in these dire conditions.

    Donate | Learn more about JWW Darfur

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    View photos of Darfur

    DHF member travels to the Congo

    Read article about the Dillon Henry Medical Clinic by International Medical Corps (IMC)

    Read mid-term report on Dillon Henry Youth Centers by International Relief Corps (IIRC)

    Read final report on Dillon Henry Youth Centers

    View the Oure Cassoni Youth Newsletter or read the translated version

    Safe Spaces at Oure Cassoni Refugee Camp

    View photos of DHMC

    View photos of DH Youth Center

    Learn more about Chambucha Rape & Crisis Center

    Amani's Home for Pregnant Teens

  • Surfrider Foundation

    With the passion of a surfer who looks forward to the freedom the ocean brings and the thrill of catching the next wave, Dillon co-chaired the Ocean Awareness Club at his high school to protect our oceans and spread awareness of the pollutants and toxins threatening the life within it. It is with this same spirit that our Foundation will work in partnership with Surfrider Foundation to establish the:

    1. Dillon Henry Memorial Endowed Internship:
    In the last ten years Surfrider has employed two or three interns during the summer to assist in their environmental efforts. Many interns have been from college or post graduate level students from top programs in the US. Nearly all the interns have been subsequently employed by governmental environmental agencies, or other known environmental organizations, or become full time Surfrider staff. These interns get paid a nominal stipend $2500- $5000 for their summer work. A named endowment would allow us to continue to hire and train these interns in perpetuity. The Dillon Henry Foundation and its members will be updated on the work these interns are doing and can follow the interns paths of their chosen careers to continue to help save the environment for our future.

    2. Youth Network Program
    There is a demand for High School and college level surfrider connections like the one Dillon began. Surfrider has developed high school club and service program criteria. Our objective for our Youth Network Program is for it to become ‘viral” through peer open source development efforts. We want the students who use the resources to share their ideas, to create peer-to-peer learning opportunities and create projects that engage their efforts. In order to achieve this we are in the process of creating a website where information can be sourced, stored and shared. Global awareness and understanding across cultures is key to the future of the planet and world’s oceans. Through this online driven community, Surfrider Foundation will enable a collaborative, cross-cultural learning community, which provides youth with access to global opportunities, support and materials. The Dillon Henry Foundation has sponsored this amazing network so students all over the world can be engaged like Dillon was to help this global movement of care for the coast.

    Donate | Learn more about Surfrider

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  • CASA - Friends of Childhood Advocates Project

    Dillon has always loved children, and had a magical connection with them whether tutoring them or working as a helper for many years at the local pre-school. He watched his family work with abused, abandoned or neglected children and donated a portion of his birthday money to assist funding CASA. Dillon knew he was fortunate to have landed in a place that afforded him all the benefits of a good life and understood his responsibility to give back to those less fortunate. In fact it was his dream to help children without the support of a loving family, and thus his Foundation now joins CASA to create Dillon's Fund.

    Dillon's Fund will honor Dillon's love and desire to help children and to support CASA kids who need so much and have so little. The fund will provide for a special need that is not available to children in foster care. This may be extra scholarship money for a hard working student who carries two jobs, or a performing art camp for a child who shows talent but has no way to develop it, or perhaps for a new adoptive father who needs additional funds to prepare for his new role as a father by attending parenting classes. Dillon's Fund is an extension of the CASA philosophy that every child is entitled to a childhood with support from caring adults and an opportunity to succeed.

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  • Palisades High School Scholarship

    Dillon loved his high school by the sea. Attending this school of 2800 students allowed him to get a powerful educational opportunity, expand his talents in writing, continue to surf, play soccer and make hundreds of wonderful connections with a diverse group of teachers and students. Everyone who met him was able to see his easy going manner, his engaging smile and often funny antics, but also the determination and character that he brought to school with him every day.

    In June 2008, (Dillon’s graduating class) the Dillon Henry Foundation gave 10 scholarships to deserving seniors for all four years of college. These students remain in communication with the Foundation and are all looking forward to starting their sophomore year this fall.

    In June 2009, the Foundation gave 10 more Pali senior students scholarships to assist them in their financial needs at colleges all over the country. The Foundation has committed to a minimum of 4 scholarships to students at Palisades High School each graduating year in perpetuity for students who need financial assistance and exhibit the desire to make the world a better place.

    The Dillon Henry Foundation also enabled 26 students and 5 staff from Pali to understand and explore “Council” on a weekend retreat to The Ojai Foundation. The weekend was magical for all those in attendance, and added to the Pali community’s sense of the uniqueness and connection to each other. Hopefully, “Council” will become an integral part of Pali leadership and classroom interactions.

    Donate | Learn more about PCHS

    Palisades High School Scholarship Application

    Scholarship Renewal Criteria

    Scholar Directory

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