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.
On January 23, 2019, KDCF celebrated the launch of
College Track at The Durant Center by welcoming our inaugural class of 69 students from Suitland High School.
KDCF has committed $10 million over 10 years to bring College Track’s renowned college access and completion program to Kevin Durant’s hometown of Prince George’s County, MD.
The Durant Center will also feature additional career readiness, STEM, financial literacy and other educational programs to benefit the entire community.
"This is the realization of a dream of mine. To come back home and positively impact the lives of kids – who share the ambitions I’ve always had..."
- Kevin Durant
A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADER
A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEADER is a a 2-day summer entrepreneurial leadership experience at the Durant Center. Created by Thirty Five Ventures and the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at University of Texas, this program is designed to be an exciting journey that exposes young people to various entrepreneurial and leadership principles and introduces them to successful entrepreneurs in different industries.
Youth Basketball Program
Team Durant provides coaching, mentorship, and character development for 15 Boys and Girls teams for ages 8-17.
WE MOVE DIFFERENT is the Team Durant tagline and refers to the high standards of character, teamwork, commitment, and dedication expected from and developed within each athlete.
In 2018-19, Team Durant athletes received over $16.9M in athletic scholarship offers, completed 4 community service projects, won 22 tournaments and had 36 Top-5 finishes.
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)
Fighting Youth Homelessness
Since 2015, KDCF has distributed over $450K in grants to organizations addressing youth homelessness.
During the 2018 holiday season, as part of our annual holiday program, Kevin Durant and the foundation delivered gifts to young adults at Larkin Street Youth Services' Geary House in San Francisco and families at Oakland Elizabeth House. In addition, a total of $25K in grants was allocated to support Oakland Elizabeth House programs and Larkin Street Youth Services' scholarship fund.