National Charities and Community Involvement

Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation (formerly Grant Hill Foundation)

The Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation is located in Orlando, Florida. Through their foundation, they have donated their time and money to charities, schools, scholarships, non-profit organizations, and churches. Most of their donations support children’s and educational charities.


Grant and Tamia are on the National Advisory Council Board. This group is a collection of highly influential and networked individuals who pledge to serve as “Connectors” for the organization.” They will assist the foundation in raising awareness, increase funding and granting wishes.

Sports Illustrated “Athlete of the Month” program

Grant participated as a member of the Selection Team Panel judge for the Sports Illustrated “Old Spice Athlete of the Month” program. This program recognizes outstanding amateur athletes in high school, college, club or recreational sports. Along with other high-profile athletes such as Michael Johnson and John Elway, they judged the monthly winners and select the “Athlete of the year”.

Grant and Tamia Hill Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund

Grant and his wife, Tamia, established this scholarship fund at the Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to provide financial aid for a Duke basketball player each year.

Grant donated all his proceeds from the sale of his book Change the Game to two homeless children’s organizations:

  • The Covenant House in New Orleans
  • YWCA/Coalition for Homeless Children & Families of Greater Baltimore

The locations were chosen because of Grant’s special ties to his grandmothers who reside in Baltimore and New Orleans. The book, Change the Game, explains Grant’s thoughts about sports, dreams, and growing up.

Special Olympics

Grant served as Vice-Chairman for the Board of Directors of the Special Olympic World Summer Games in 1999, which was held in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Mount Zion Community Development

Supports the redevelopment program for the Asheville, NC community that will include the "Elizabeth Grant Hill Campus of Learners for Technology and Health" Institute (in memory of his grandmother). Grant, along with his parents, provided the money to establish this Institute.

The Calvin Hill Scholarship Endowment Fund

Donated the money to establish the scholarship at the Duke Divinity School in honor of his father, Calvin Hill. The scholarship endowment will provide tuition for 2 students each year.

The Malcolm McDonald Scholarship

Grant, his mother Janet Hill and grandmother Vivian McDonald funded the scholarship at the Dillard University School in New Orleans (in memory of his grandfather). Grant’s grandfather was a strong and consistent supporter of this University.

PSA – National Safe Kids Campaign

Grant and GMC joined forces for a TV PSA for the National Safe Kids Campaign to increase awareness for the National Child Passenger Safety Week.

Durham County Literacy Council

Funded the community Learning Lab that provides computers and equipment to teach adults to read.

District of Columbia Department of Recreation and Parks

Financially supported the DC Youth Games Team

Olympic-Aid Atlanta

Raised awareness for millions of children affected by war

American Library Association

Featured on a READ poster that supported libraries, literacy, and reading

American Bar Association

Grant and his mother, Janet Hill, were featured in the American Bar Association's Law Day Advertising Campaign. For this campaign, Grant celebrated and expressed his feelings about freedom.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Donated funds and participated in the "Time for Heroes" family carnival and picnic to help improve the lives of children with AIDS

PSA - National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This national campaign featured Grant in a print advertising aimed at preventing pregnancy in teenagers.

PSA - Americorps

This national campaign featured Grant in a TV and radio public service announcement to help increase the national awareness and recruitment of Americorps members to help teach kids to read, make neighborhoods safer, build affordable homes, and to respond to communities hit by natural disasters.

Calvin Hill Day Care Center

After Grant’s father, Calvin, graduated from Yale University, he established the day care center in New Haven, Connecticut in 1972. Grant donated funds to continue his father’s goal to help children and families in the local community.

Kids R First

Donated funds to help needy students of all ages to pursue education. This organization was established in Grant’s hometown, Reston, Virginia.

Digital Heroes Campaign

Grant joined People magazine and America Online for this national online mentoring program that will match 100 notable personalities such as Steve Case, Martha Stewart etc. with 100 young people (ages 13-17) drawn from underserved communities across the country. The goal of the initiative is to stress the importance of mentoring our nation’s young people.

Zo’s Fund For Life

Donated funds to the Miami Heat’s Alonzo Mourning’s organization, Zo’s Fund for life, a campaign seeking to raise funds for research, education, and testing to fight Focal Glomeruloscierosis, a degenerative kidney ailment. Mourning and co-Chairman, Sean Elliott of the San Antonio Spurs suffer from this disease.