Our Mission:

The mission of the Durant Family Foundation (DFF) is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs. Since 2013, DFF 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.


The Durant Center

In January 2019, DFF celebrated the launch of College Track at The Durant Center. Anchored by our College Track Program with 230+ students, The Durant Center will serve as a community hub for Prince George’s County. We celebrated 51 of our college-bound seniors in Spring of 2022 and will continue to support those students through college graduation!

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. We are also excited to announce the opening of DFF’s headquarters.

  • 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 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 the past three years, Team Durant athletes have received over $35M in college athletic scholarship offers. Team Durant organizes and leads several community service projects annually, and celebrates a community of alums who are playing high level college basketball.

Visit Teamdurant.com


Basketball 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)
  • Capitol Heights, MD (2021- In partnership with IDK)
  • Harlem, NY (2022- Brotherhood Sister Sol)
  • Bronx, NY (2022- Public School 107X)
  • Brooklyn, NY (2022- Juan Morel Campos Secondary School)
  • Tokyo, Japan (2022- 2 Courts at Okubo Park)
  • Tensta, Stockholm, Sweden (2023- 3 Courts)


Previous Emergency 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
  • Mayor’s Fund for New York City (2022 Bronx Residential Building Fire)
  • Austin Street Center (2021 Texas Power Crisis)
  • Coalition for the Homeless- Houston (2021 Texas Power Crisis)
  • World Central Kitchen (2021 Haiti Earthquake)
  • MedShare International (2021 Haiti Earthquake)