Welcome To The
D12 Foundation

The D12 Foundation is focused on facilitating positive change in the lives of American youth – as well as girls in East Africa – through strategic programmatic and funding partners. Guided by D12 Foundation founder and president, Dwight Howard, we seek to strategically and effectively help close critical community “gaps” by making best use of our unique position and talents, and partnering with individuals and organizations who share our vision.

Early Childhood
Education & Literacy

Better achievement in school
Less drug abuse and crime
Lower incidence of incarceration

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Globally, 62 million girls lack access to education Yet, educated girls reverse extreme poverty rapidly.

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Girls Empowerment
Through Education

Why? Because when you educate a woman, you lift up a nation. Globally, 62 million girls lack access to education.

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D12 Ambassadors

Interested in the D12 Foundation’s Ambassador program. This is a new program intended to extend the reach of Dwight Howard’s foundation into the community—specifically in Houston, Texas. This is a new effort and we are looking for people (aged 18 and up) who share Dwight’s vision for the empowerment of youth.

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D12 Around The Map

Rockets’ Dwight Howard leads community blood drive

Dwight leads community blood drive

To honor the determined fight of Craig Sager, Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is inviting the public to show their support for the broadcaster and others in need of life-saving blood transfusions. » Read More

Dwight Howard Transforms into a Zookeeper for the Day

Courtside is a new digital video channel dedicated to exploring NBA players’ lives, talents and interests on and off the court. In its latest... » Read More


Dwight Donates 50 seats per game

Do you work with an amazing group of Houston kids – in your school, community center, or organization? Why not take them out to a Rockets game... » Read More


Dwight Meets with First Lady barbara bush

Dwight Howard teamed up with the with former First Lady Barbara Bush and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation to film two PSA’s at the Toyota Center. » Read More



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