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  • "Deon gives back so much...he never forgets where he comes from....When he was in school, he was competitive not just in sports, but in the classroom...".

    Ms. Carlye of Josey High School.

    re: the Founder of Grant D Knowledge


NY Giants Safety, Deon Grant and his Grant D Knowledge
Foundation Join The Oath Project— A National Online-Based
Bullying & Abuse Prevention Initiative

new-grant-d-picDuring the grueling NFL lock-out, players like veteran safety Deon Grant of the New York Giants kept busy preparing for the season and unsurprisingly giving back to their communities. Although NFL owners, players, coaches, and most of all, the fans are excited that the season has finally begun, Deon Grant continues to lead on and off the field.

Through his Grant D Knowledge Foundation, Deon is now lending support to a national youth bullying and abuse prevention movement. He was inspired to help fund a major project of Saving Our Daughters’ Power of Words & Actions Initiative, engaging 50,000 teens and 250,000 adults (with preteens). The Oath Project is part of an online platform that connects a massive community of well-informed and responsive youth and adults ready to make bullying an issue of the past.

T.I., Sean Garrett and Deon Grant talk fatherhood

ti-grant-duaghtersIt’s Cool to Be Smart host panel with Hot 107.9
It was a room full of tween girls,some with their mothers and others with friends. But it wasn’t about smiling in T.I.’s face, hoping he letthem take the place of longtime girlfriend, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, to play queen to his self-proclaimed‘King of the South.’ It’d be nice, butthey didn’t come there for that. Theycame for the business. The real talk. And they got it.

It’s Cool to Be Smart (ICTBS)created the panel discussion, “SavingOur Daughters,” featuringmulti-platinum artist T.I., Grammyaward-winning songwriter and SWATS-bred Sean Garrett and the Seattle Seahawks’ all star safety Deon Grant. Hot 107.9 hosted the event in their conference room and A-Team Morning DJ Rashan Ali was the moderator, offering insightful, yet personal life stories, like regretting getting into a fist fight in her senior year of high school.

ICTBS’s mastermind Curt B created the panel out of necessity for Black men (with star power) to bring forth a sense of awareness to young girls that good, responsible Black men exist and to give them insight on how they raise their daughters.“There are so many misconceptions in our community about Black men and that we are not responsible when it comes to taking care if our daughter and families,” said Curt, who has two daughters, 16-yearold Niyah Collins Benjamin and 10-year-old Iliss Marie Benjamin. “That is the reason why I love Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, because of the portrayal of this young Black men, played by actor Idris Elba, whom truly cared for his daughters even when there were serious conflicts from the streets and in his past marriage.

Big Stars and Big Hearts Help Battle Domestic Violence in Atlanta

T.I., Ne-Yo and others contribute to new book in support of womens' issues and causes

Atlanta, GA) - Rapper and Actor T.I.  is one of six celebrities joining forces with Atlanta-based non-profit organization It's Cool To Be Smart in the battle against domestic violence this October, which is Domestic Violence Prevention Month. The men's involvement in this nation-wide campaign is a result of their contributions to the new book titled Saving Our Daughters: From A Man's Point of View, which addresses several issues plaguing young women and single mothers, including domestic violence.

deonpic3No obstacle too big, Grant says

As an NFL rookie, he fractured his left hip in training camp. One doctor told Grant he would never play again. Grant didn't know what to say, so instead he cried. "My career was over and I hadn't even played a down," said Grant, a Josey High School graduate who plays for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks. Speaking at The Augusta Chronicle and WJBF NewsChannel 6 All-Area Football Banquet on Thursday night, Grant discussed how his recovery from the injury set the tone for a career that has seen him make 128 consecutive starts. One of his messages to the high schoolers in attendance was that they could overcome anything with the right frame of mind. "I just want to give them hope, that they can overcome any adversary they're facing," Grant said. "They can accomplish anything." Doctors Hospital, Queensborough National Bank & Trust, Coca-Cola, Circle K and Georgia Lottery sponsored the event honoring

deonpic4Apr 2009 - Hood Deeds: Deon Grant Words & photo by Eric Perrin

The infamous Bankhead Community is known throughout the world as the hood
that produced such talents as T.I., Shawty Lo, and a slew of other
successful entertainers who rapped and hustled their way off of Donald Lee
Hollowell Parkway. But for every T.I., there are thousands of Bankhead
natives who never have a chance of knowing another life. Seattle Seahawks safety Deon Grant, a Georgia native, has made millions in
the NFL. He's been on Super Bowl teams and even made it to a Pro Bowl. But

The Gidewon Foundation Hosts “Party For A Cause Ball” @ Fernbank

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sandra Rose

On Saturday, the Gidewon Foundation hosted its annual Party for a Cause Ball. The invitation-only event was held at the Atlanta attraction and beautiful Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
The night was full of sophistication and elegance. Themed as “An Evening under the Stars”, over 500 guests enjoyed an evening like no other filled with great music and a live band performed by the Georgia Perimeter Wind Ensemble, dancing, hor’dourves, an open-bar and the night’s popular Harlem Nights Casino Room.
press-pic1Attendees included supporters of the Gidewon Group, the Gidewon Foundation, the Grant D Knowledge Foundation, corporate partners and an array of guests from the Atlanta community. Notable attendees included Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, Georgia State Senator Kasim Reed, Attorney Charles Mathis, Deon Grant of the Seattle Seahawks (NFL), Charles Grant of the New Orleans Saints (NFL), Kandi Burruss of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and former member of Xscape, Chaka Zula CEO of Disturbing the Peace Records, Abou (Bu) Thia CEO of Konvict Music, Devyne Stephens CEO of Upfront Entertainment, Manny Halley CEO of Imani Entertainment and manager of Keyshia Cole, Interscope Recording Artist Verse Simmons, and female rappers Rasheeda and Diamond.



TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2008

I appreciate hearing straight talk from T.I., NFL Player Deon Grant and Sean Garrett. Like T.I. said, girls are special and should always carry themselves that way. Don't get caught up in all the hype, respect yourself" stated ICTBS Teen Kiana.

On Wednesday, July 9th, single parent mothers and their daughters watched intensely as the dramatic scenes from Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls were displayed on the Big Screen at the Radio One conference room. "I have watched that film over and over and those scenes still affect me when it relates to my daughter and our relationship," stated a mom. What a way to start the panel discussions off with powerful scenes from this movie concerning relationships with mothers, daughters, fathers and boyfriends and how they impact relationships in our communities.

Deon Grant’s Foundation, Grant D Knowledge, Inc contributes to Hosea Feed The Hungry:  Youth-Specific Programs for Easter 2010

Hosea Feed The Hungry awarded monetary contribution from Deon Grant’s foundation, the Grant D Knowledge Foundation to support the 2010 Easter Youth program.

Atlanta, GA, April 1, 2010:
Deon Grant, veteran NFL safety and founder of the Grant D Knowledge, Inc. ( a foundation that supports enrichment programs for inner city youth in Atlanta and Augusta, GA) celebrates signing a new contract with the New York Giants by giving back to the city of Atlanta.

  • $1,500.00 will be sponsored for the youth Easter program activities hosted by Hosea Feed the  Hungry, a non-profit, minority-run food pantry located in southwest Atlanta.
  • Monies are allotted to support costs associated with Easter baskets, egg hunt, and meals.
  • Grant awarded to HFTH as its program exemplifies the type of activities supported by the Grant D Knowledge foundation.
  • Easter service programs are to be held at Morris Brown College, exposing kids to a college atmosphere, Sunday, April 4, 2010.