"Something All Our Own", The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art.

Tamia is a chart-topping R&B artist with four Grammy nominations.

  • "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
    Bill Cosby
  • "The important thing is never to stop questioning."
    Albert Einstein
  • "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. "
    By Song of Solomon VIII,7
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. "
    Maya Angelou
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops."
    Henry Brooks Adams
  • "But did thee feel the earth move? "
    Ernest [Miller] Hemingway (1899 - 1961)
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgi , 1937 Nobel Prize winner
  • "God puts something good and loveable in every man His hands create."
    Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • "It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
    George Washington
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968)
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • "One good thing about music, when it hits, you feel no pain."
    Bob Marley
  • "Call it what you will, incentives are what get people to work harder."
    Nikita Khruschev
  • "A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
    John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
  • "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)
  • "Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever"
    Mahatma Gandhi
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
    Walt Disney
  • "Wisdom begins in wonder."
  • The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  • "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
    Indira Gandhi
  • "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."
    Abraham Lincoln
  • "The only way to have a friend is to be one."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."
    Ayn Rand
  • "Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."
    William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "The truth is more important than the facts."
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Dreams are the touchstones of our personality."
    Henry David Thoreau
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • "I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • "Do or do not. There is no try."
    Yoda, character in "The Empire Strikes Back"
  • "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
  • "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Keep up the good work and only good can come out of it."
  • "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
    Booker T. Washington
  • "Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!"
    Elizabeth Barret Browning
  • "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )
  • "A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush"
    English Proverb
  • "In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends"
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
  • "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
    Maya Angelou (1928 - )

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.