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  • "Deon gives back to the community and kids all the time, his message tells kids there is a way out of the hood. Academics is a strong point.  Although he's famous....he's reachable."

    Coach Rufus Hankerson

    re the founder of Grant D Knowledge



"The Grant D Knowledge Foundation aims to teach youth in the Augusta and Atlanta Metro areas the importance of education. It provides philanthropic support and grants to nonprofit organizations that provide community based support services that address the educational needs of inner city children."

Fitness is Contagious Clinics

This “free” fitness clinic is for youth ages 7-18 and demonstrates ways to improve overall health through proper nutrition and exercise. Camp admission is free with minimum 10 canned goods. All proceeds benefit Hosea Feed the Hungry, a local community food bank.

Grant D Knowledge Ambassadors Clinic

This staple program provides boys from the inner city between the ages of 8-18 demonstration of football skills and drills while stressing the importance of sportsmanship, nutrition, academics, community service, & goal setting. Each participant receives one-on-one instruction with Deon and volunteers, a camp t-shirt, lunch, a personalized skills assessment and a voucher to attend an Atlanta athletic event for either the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Falcons, or Atlanta Thrashers.

G.R.A.N.T. Girls

This 8-week mentoring program provides young women from the inner city ages 12-18 with a unique journey of self exploration addressing character building, thought-provoking topics including goal setting, self-esteem, healthy relationships, decision making and more in a positive & nurturing atmosphere. The program aims to encourage young girls to participate in sports, have positive attitudes, set goals and become more active in the community.  GRANT stands for Giving Respect And Nurturing Thought and is held twice annually. Tutoring assistance is provided for all participants.

G.R.A.N.T. Boys

This 8-week mentoring program provides young men from the inner city ages 12-18 with structured activities geared toward thought-provoking topics dealing with peer pressure, healthy relationships, decision making, financial & community responsibility, career planning, goal-setting and more in a positive & nurturing environment. GRANT stands for Giving Respect And Nurturing Thought. Tutoring assistance is provided for all participants.

Grant D Knowledge Scholarship Programs

These annual programs are designed to recognize and honor Atlanta Metropolitan inner city students who excel in academics, make a difference in the community and participate in athletics. Both a male and female inner city public school student will be awarded $2,500 scholarships based on their recommendations and applications. A $1,000 Community Ambassador scholarship will be awarded to a local student that is a community leader through community service. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist inner city scholar athletes and students with their higher educational goals.


Back To School Celebration

The purpose of this program is to get local inner city youth motivated and excited about the upcoming school year. Over 250 school supply-filled backpacks are provided for students in grades 1-12. The event also includes free food and entertainment.

Pay It Forward

This program is established via partnership with a community food bank as a way to make Christmas memorable for youth and families in need. The program provides Christmas gifts in the form of shopping-spree gift cards provided to parents who rely on a community food bank. Gift cards are distributed to parents for purposes of shopping and choosing their children’s gifts in order to empower parents as they provide holiday gifts to their children during a time when their personal finances are in distress.

GDK also sponsors Easter Holiday baskets, egg hunts, meals and provide volunteers for the food bank’s youth-specific annual Easter program.  

Recipients of the Grant D Knowledge Scholarship program awards are also expected to donate time to the holiday events to reiterate the importance of giving back even when on the receiving end of philanthropy.

Grant D Knowledge Reading Corner

This program is designed to encourage youth to read by providing books as well as a fun environment to read in. Such reading venues include local bookstores, community parks, and recreation centers.  Our hope is to continue build reading corners throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Deon’s Corner

This program was implemented during the founder’s off-season while transitioning teams to give disadvantaged individuals an opportunity to attend professional games in the city for which his team is housed. Contact us to request NY Giants tickets for your 501(c)3 organization at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .