The DLH Foundation's mission is to create a Community for CDH1/HDGC Research.

Escondido, CA   |
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EIN: 26-4540063


The DLH Foundation's mission is to create a Community for CDH1/HDGC Research.

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Principal Officer

Curtis Hamilton

Main address

1835A S. Centre City Pkwy #214 % Curtis D Hamilton

Escondido, CA 92025 USA

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NTEE code info

Cancer (G30)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Private Operating Foundation

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship for college students that have been affected by gastro and/or esophageal cancers.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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Population(s) Served

Young adults

Related Program

Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship

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Direction of Success


Context Notes

We were able to award 23 scholarships to college students affected by gastro-esophageal cancer in their family in 2019.

Goals & Strategy

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Create a community for families affected by Gastro-esophageal cancers. Provide college scholarship to students that have been affected by these cancers with the Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship Fund.

We have one main fundraiser each April called A Pour For Scholarships and improve our annual donations.

We have 200 attendees at our event each year. We have increased our sponsors to 20 this year.

We have been able to have the Deana's Wish Memorial Scholarship be listed on several major scholarship websites to increase the awareness that this is available in the cancer community. We have not been able to have a medical advisor join our foundation committee.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Curtis Hamilton


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
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Board co-chair

Curtis Hamilton


Board co-chair

Thad Hamilton

DLH Foundation

Thad Hamilton


Kristen Hamiliton

DLH Foundation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable