Grant Bennett is a proud native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Inspired by a conversation with local Fayetteville legend, J. Cole, Grant took a baseball and academic scholarship to Morehouse College. While in college, Grant was engaged in campus life as a student athlete, a Ronald E. McNair Baccalaureate Scholar, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. In 2020, he graduated from Morehouse with a B.A. in Psychology.
In the midst of graduating during the pandemic, Grant founded a nonprofit organization, The Two-Six Project. The organization was created to assist marginalized youth through intentional programming and scholarship in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The organization has provided over $10,000 in scholarships to local youth; in addition, to over $60,000 in community support through its community events and programming.The Two-Six Project has partnered with brands such as Springbreak Watches, Nike, and Dreamville, in addition to hosting community events for music artist Morray, NBA professional basketball player Dennis Smith Jr., and social media influencer Vic Blends.
His background as an entrepreneur, consultant, producer, and community organizer have led him to engage in meaningful work with various brands and organizations. Grant has worked as a producer and consultant for the NFL, Adobe, and HBOMax. He works as a business partner and manager for social media influencer, Vic Blends. In addition, his work has been highlighted by Forbes and President Bill Clinton. Grant was named the Morehouse representative for the 2021 Nike Yardrunner 2.0 campaign and to the 2022 Fayetteville Observer 40 Under 40 list. He currently works at Google as Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Strategist, with a concentration in Analytics, Partnerships and Storytelling.