HEAT Social Responsibility: Impact


$5.3 million in funds benefitting students in the HEAT Academy program, with an average annual investment of $231,000 since 1999.

537 former HEAT Academy students mentored in the School to Work program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami and Carnival Foundation, resulting in in over 16,200 mentoring hours.

300 Florida Prepaid scholarships since 2003, valued at $6 million purchased and awarded by Carnival Foundation to qualifying students graduating from the Miami HEAT & Carnival Foundation School-to-Work mentoring program.

Since 2010, Carnival Foundation has presented 211 former HEAT Academy students with college scholarships, each who have earned the benefits of over $4 million in scholarship awards.

Over 229,000 student supplies donated to South Florida students though our Back to School program.

118 HEAT scholarships awarded to high school seniors, totaling $420,000 since the program's inception.

22 centers created in the South Florida community to support educational and mental health efforts for students, through our HEAT Learn and Play Center and HEAT Mindfulness Sanctuary initiatives, totaling over $738,000 in renovations.

$46,000 awarded to Miami-Dade and Broward County high schools as part of our annual HEAT Black History Month Challenge competition.

Season of GivingSeason of Giving

$241,064 in funding towards restorations, renovations, food assistance and more for homes and community centers for Veterans in South Florida through our Home Strong initiative.

18,600 Thanksgiving baskets and 13,500 hot meals served to underprivileged families as part of our annual HEAT Thanksgiving Celebration.

Over 4,800 children surprised with gifts during our annual hospital visits with HEAT players.

COVID-19 ResponseCOVID-19 Response

429,248 food boxes for a total of Over 4,632,523 pounds of food handed out at distribution events collaborated with Feeding South Florida and World Central Kitchen.

At least 6,000 cloth masks provided to local healthcare and community organizations, made from HEAT jersey fabrics.

More than $1 million provided in disaster relied assistance to team and Kaseya Center part-time employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

$1 million pledged to Feeding South Florida to bring food assistance to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in South Florida.

$300,000 total provided from the Miami HEAT, World Central Kitchen and Uber to address food insecurity and provide assistance to underserved children and families throughout Miami-Dade through the Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Family Meals on the Go initiative.

$10,000 from the Miami HEAT and UKG in an effort to provide relief for Miami-Dade County's pet owners during the COVID-19 crisis.

Social Justice EffortsSocial Justice Efforts

Specialized training of 1800 sworn Miami, Miami-Dade, Ft. Lauderdale, and Broward Sheriff's Office Police Department and Community Officers with the goals of positively impacting interactions between law enforcement and our diverse, local community underwritten by The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, with contributions from HEAT corporate partners Florida Blue, UKG, and Pepsi.

Over $171,111.56 of merchandise sold in the #BlackLivesMatterCourt Culture apparel line, benefiting local organizations centered on Black advocacy.

$1 million given to Direct Relief's Health Equity Fund, to support equitable access to healthcare resources through an awards program designed to strengthen healthcare and community organizations.

$3 million donation made to World Central Kitchen, in order to expand the organization's Restaurants for the People program in Miami to feed those in need and keep local restaurants open and working - with an emphasis on supporting Black employment in the restaurant industry.

To close the gap on the digital divide - in partnership with Miami Connected, which provides access to highspeed, high quality internet service at home, at no cost, to families that qualify - the Miami HEAT, Ticketmaster and TD Bank have donated a total of $230,000 to support upwards of 1,300 families in South Florida with internet service.

Environmental SustainabilityEnvironmental Sustainability

4,442 different forms of vegetation planted to generate awareness for the protection and sustainability of our local environment.

75,556 pounds of unused food donated after every game and concert, in total, to local homeless shelters as part of our Re-HEAT program.

23,930 pounds of carbon emissions reduced, 10,195 pounds of wood saved, 30,019 gallons of water conserved, and 1,656pounds of waste materials eliminated since 2017 by way of using Docusign™ for all HEAT business purposes.

As of the 23-24 NBA season, 550,986 kW-hours of electricity, 255 mature trees, 146,152 gallons of water, 357 cubic yards of landfill airspace conserved through the Kaseya Center's yearly efforts in sustainability as a 2x LEED Gold recertified venue.

Youth AthleticsYouth Athletics

305,750 participants in 1,283 basketball clinics through Miami HEAT Youth Basketball initiatives, totaling 1.7 million hours of basketball instruction.


Over 6,500 donations of autographed memorabilia to support local organizations and events.

79,500 tickets donated to local charities through the Miami HEAT's Player Ticket Program, averaging more than 3,300 tickets per season.

HEAT Staff Volunteerism & Community Engagement

16,000 mentoring hours by HEAT and Carnival staff since the inception of the HEAT School to Work program.

Over 2,586 hours of mentorship provided to HEAT Academy students by HEAT staff.

64,630 volunteer hours logged by HEAT staff for community programs, events and initiatives since 1988.

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