Summer 2014 will be a STRONG & KIND Summer With Kevin Durant!
Recently, Kevin Durant and KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) partnered to launch a STRONG & KIND movement that aims to challenge deep-rooted stereotypes and redefine cultural perceptions of strength and kindness. As part of this, KIND has made a donation to the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation to support specialized programming that teaches youth how to be STRONG & KIND in their own lives. This summer, 35 organizations will be selected to receive up to $10,000 in funds.

Application Procedures
All requests must be submitted online between June 11th and July 11th, 11:59pm. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so early submission is strongly recommended.

Guidelines and Eligibility
Registered 501(c)(3) public charities operating summer programs in the following select regions and states are currently eligible to apply: Chicago, IL; District of Columbia; New York, NY; Maryland; Oklahoma; Virginia; Texas; Los Angeles, CA. Applicant organizations must provide evidence that over 50% of youth served by their program face homelessness or are in foster care.

Kevin Durant
Charity Foundation

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.

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What does it mean to be
The applicant organization's 2014 summer program must expose youth to a variety of disciplines and holistic experiences including: academics, arts (visual and performing), athletics, community and team building, healthy living, nutrition and wellness. In addition, applicant organizations must submit a lesson and/or project plan that will bring to life what it means to be STRONG & KIND as evidenced in these pledge tenets (found at

  • Having the courage to be kind when others may not (e.g. a lesson plan guiding kids on how to make kinder decisions and highlighting figures throughout history who have been strong and kind)
  • Looking out for those who can't lookout for themselves (e.g. a trust exercise where one youth is blindfolded and another youth has to guide them through a maze)
  • Standing up when others would rather stand out (e.g. a group discussion where youth share moments they stood up for someone else, even when it wasn't the "cool" thing to do.)
  • Leaving your world a kinder place than you found it (e.g. a community service activation)

Selected grantees will be required to submit all products in response to this question (artwork, video testimonials, essays, other creative work from youth) via a website link or PDF for upload. These images will be considered for use across Kevin Durant and KIND social media properties.