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“Sydney was a gentle, kind, competitive spirit who loved the outdoors.

Her passion was to always help other kids in any way she could.”


Valerie Matthews

See what we have been up to

in our recent contibutions

for 2018-2019


Our Foundation

Our Mission:

We are motivated by our Faith in Jesus Christ and are committed to serving children and families, consistently striving to meet their emotional, spiritual, and physical needs by honoring the Lord in all we do.  Our goal is to serve as a reflection of God's unconditional love for all while enriching childrens' lives through positive experiences and providing help, hope, and opportunity (H2O) to underprivileged children and their families.


Our Vision:

To enrich the lives of underprivileged children by empowering them with a vision of a brighter tomorrow through the gifts of God's blessings and the word of Christ.


All donations are tax deductible and 100% of all donations and proceeds are gifted and used to improve the lives of others in need. Listed below are some of the wonderful organizations that the Sydney Dickerson-Matthews Memorial Fund has had the privilege in supporting so far.

Amy Bell Foundation - Africa

We are privileged to partner with the Amy Bell Foundation to provide help in multiple regions of Africa. Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, and South Africa are all being touched by their wonderful work.

High Sky Children’s Ranch

High Sky Children's Ranch is dedicated to healing abused children and promoting family wholeness.


High Sky Children's Ranch, Inc. has open doors as a home to facilitate boys, girls, and sibling groups that need care due to trauma. They also operate as a Therapeutic Foster Care facility. Their programs provide a structure for these kids to develop life skills, and therapeutic services are provided.

Wesley Student Center (NEO Norse Campus Ministry)

We enjoy being a partner to a ministry so focused on God’s Mission by witnessing to all through generous hospitality to students in need of pastoral care. For many of these students, they are their church and encouragement! They provide counsel that helps students who are battling with a range of circumstances and crises. WSC helps students who battle low self-esteem and stress, and they stand with students to help through extreme circumstances such as assault. This ministry is a vital part of being that place of comfort for all students on the campus.


We are honored to partner with Unlock Ministries to help at-risk kids in Midland and their families. The generosity of the Foundation has allowed us to serve children and their families in multiple ways!

Trinity Oaks Thumbtack Ranch

The Thumbtack Ranch is a 2,000 acre sportsmen's paradise located 90 minutes south of San Antonio in Batesville, Texas. The property offers extensive lodging complex, shooting ranges, and year-round access to hunting and fishing experiences.


The West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) donated $75,000 to name Trinity Oaks’ main lodge at Thumbtack Ranch in memory of Sydney. $50,000 of the gift was raised from SCI West Texas Chapter’s auctioned hunting trip at their February gala, a dedicated project beforehand in support of Sydney’s memory and Trinity Oaks’ work. The Board of Directors approved an additional $25,000 grant. The total gift was matched dollar-for- dollar by a challenge grant from former Duck Dynasty Executive Producer Scott Gurney – having a total impact of $150,000!


Trinity Oaks’ mission is to use hunting, fishing, and outdoors experiences to give back and make a difference in the lives of others. Those people in need including families of children with terminal illnesses and disabilities, disadvantaged children in the city and surrounding community, and veterans suffering from both emotional and physical wounds of war. Since its 2007 inception, volunteers have helped thousands of people in need, with dream hunting trips, youth programs, and incredibly has processed and distributed annually well over 110,000 pounds of meat soup kitchens throughout Texas!


The Thumbtack Ranch is one of my many foundations that we give towards because we know that with your help we are making a difference together in honor of Sydney!

Our Foundation

Come see the Retreat Lodge named in Honor of Sydney

Thumbtack Ranch
Our Sponsors
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