Who We Are

The Grant Cardone Foundation is a national non-profit organization invested in helping youth in our communities reach their fullest potential. Entrepreneur and best-selling author, Grant Cardone, created the foundation as a result of experiencing the traumatic loss of his father when he was only ten-years-old. Growing up without a father figure in his life affected him emotionally, socially, and academically and so he has made it his mission to help young adults, who may need life and career guidance just as he once did. The foundation partners with community organizations, municipal agencies, corporations, and other non-profit entities to help deliver energy and educational resources to kids in need.

Our Mission

To provide mentoring and financial literacy education to adolescents in underserved and at-risk populations, especially those without a father figure.

Facts about kids without fathers:

  • Increased behavioral problems
  • High risk of drugs & alcohol abuse
  • More likely to commit crimes
  • Twice the drop out rate
  • 4X the poverty rate
  • 63% of all suicides

Grant’s Story

“My dad died when I was ten years of age and left a massive void in my life. The person I looked up to for guidance, success, an example of how to work, the provider, and the strength of the family was gone. My mother was left to manage three teenage boys and the little bit of money my dad had left. The family immediately went into turmoil with the loss of my dad. While my mom should have been experiencing the loss of her lifelong romance she was faced with the fear and uncertainty of raising five kids as a single mother.

For many years I lived in grief, anger, and resentment over the loss of my dad. I watched in envy and resentment of other kids spending time with their dads and it enraged me. I had become openly rebellious, a problem at school, my grades dropped to just above passing levels and I turned to drugs and alcohol. I had become an outcast in the school system and a black sheep of the family. I hated everything; the schools, teachers, authority figures, my peers, and myself. For the next 10 years, my life got progressively worse, I was fired from five jobs, overdosed multiple times, and even beaten within inches of my life.

I was a good kid raised in a good family that turned bad because there was no father figure to guide, mentor, and discipline me.

At the age of 25, I started to turn my life around all because men stepped in to provide me with mentoring, direction, and purpose. I am so thankful to these men who took time with me and I have used mentors for the last 35 years to continue my growth and development.”

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