KDCF

Kevin Durant Charity Foundation
 

The mission of the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF) is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs.

 

Since 2013, KDCF has developed direct programs and initiatives to support youth across the US, in Kevin Durant’s hometown, and internationally. Additionally, the foundation has allocated grants to support programs addressing homelessness, youth athletics, girls empowerment, social justice, and disaster relief. 

 

In January 2019, KDCF celebrated the launch of College Track at The Durant Center by welcoming our inaugural class of 69 students from Suitland High School. Anchored by our College Track Program now serving over 120 students, The Durant Center will serve as a community hub for Prince George’s County.

We are continuously exploring new programs and partnerships that will educate and empower Prince George’s County community members and young people. We plan to turn the Durant Center into a thriving ecosystem of community-centric public services:

  • Hosting Entrepreneurial Leadership programs

  • STEM programs and digital skills training for our College Track cohort, Team Durant athletes, and the general Suitland/Prince George’s County community

  • Career readiness, workforce development, and financial literacy programs for teens/young adults/adults in Prince George’s county

TEAM DURANT

Youth Basketball Program

Created to encourage and promote high level youth development by providing educational, athletic, and personal growth.

 

Team Durant features 18 Boys and Girls teams. 

 

In 2019, Team Durant athletes received over $16.9M in athletic scholarship offers. 

 

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL

Basketball Court Renovation Initiative

The goal of BUILD IT AND THEY WILL BALL is to increase the number of high quality basketball courts accessible to underprivileged youth across the United States and internationally. Kevin Durant's global travels have inspired him to connect with the next generation of players who will be leading the game. 

 

“When I was young, playing basketball was one of the things that kept me out of trouble and kept me focused on my growth and maturity in to the man I would eventually become. For that reason, I’ve always wanted to play a leadership role in communities and neighborhoods – like the one I grew up in – and give kids a chance to choose health, teamwork and basketball over some of the other negative influences they may face." - Kevin Durant

We have completed court construction and renovation

projects in the following cities:

  • Oklahoma City, OK (2015 - 2 courts)

  • Berlin, Germany (2015)

  • Guangzhou, China (2016)

  • Austin, TX (2016)

  • Seattle, WA (2016)

  • Seat Pleasant, MD  (2017- 2 courts)

  • Oakland, CA (2017 - 2 courts)

  • New York, NY (2017)

  • New Delhi, India (2017 - 2 courts) 

  • Redwood City, CA (2017)

  • Taipei, Taiwan (2018)

  • Washington, DC (2018 - 2 courts)

  • San Francisco, CA (2018 - 2 courts Hunters Point) 

  • San Francisco, CA (2019 - Hayes Valley Playground) 

  • Brooklyn, NY (2020 - Public School 152/315)

  • Brooklyn, NY (2020 - Public School 115) 

Emergency Relief Fund

PREVIOUS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

2013: Moore, OK Tornado Relief

  • Red Cross

2017: Hurricane Harvey Relief

  • Red Cross

2019: Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Relief

  • SBP Abaco

  • World Central Kitchen

  • International Medical Relief

  • Buddy Hield Foundation

2020 COVID-19 RESPONSE

  • Food Bank of NYC- tackling food insecurity

  • Coalition for the Homeless (NYC)- support for homeless New Yorkers

  • Direct Relief (NY State)- Providing PPE to healthcare workers

  • GiveDirectly (Seat Pleasant, MD)- Direct $1000 financial payments to households

  • Capital Area Food Bank (Greater Washington D.C. and MD)- tackling food insecurity

  • Prince George’s County food and mask distribution to 500 families in partnership with Bishop McNamara HS

  • Brooklyn for Life: To support Brooklyn small business restaurants providing meals to frontline workers

  • 202 Assist/Lydia’s House/Housing & Counseling Services: providing rent relief to families in need in DC’s Ward 8

  • Kevin Durant and Degree are partnering to contribute $1M to support grassroots youth sports and leadership organizations across the country