HEAT Social Responsibility: Impact

Education Education

$5.1 million in funds benefitting students in the HEAT Academy program, with an average annual investment of $234,000 since 1999.

452 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 14,000 mentoring hours.

285 Florida Prepaid scholarships since 2003, valued at $5 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 195 former HEAT Academy students with college scholarships.

Over 228,000 student supplies donated to South Florida students though our Back to School program.

113 HEAT scholarships awarded to high school seniors, totaling $395,000 since the program's inception.

21 HEAT Learn and Play Centers created in the South Florida community, totaling over $703,000 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 Giving Season of Giving

$231,630 in funding towards restorations, renovations, food assistance and more for homes and community centers for Veterans in South Florida through our Home Strong initiative.

18,000 Thanksgiving baskets and 13,050 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 Response COVID-19 Response

428,348 food boxes for a total of Over 4,624,523 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 arena 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 Efforts Social Justice Efforts

Specialized training of 900 sworn Miami Police Department Patrol 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 $144,031.88 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.

Environmental Sustainability Environmental Sustainability

4,012 different forms of vegetation planted to generate awareness for the protection and sustainability of our local environment.

61,236 pounds of unused food donated after every game and concert to local homeless shelters as part of our Re-HEAT program.

3,527 pounds of wood, 10,384 gallons of water, 8,278 pounds of carbon and 573 pounds of waste materials saved since 2017 by way of using Docusign™ for all HEAT business purposes.

As of the 20-21 NBA season, 3,521 kW-hours of electricity, 22 mature trees, 7,280 gallons of water, 6 cubic yards of landfill airspace conserved, and 6 metric tons of GHG emissions prevented through the arena's yearly efforts in sustainability and LEED certifications within the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Youth Athletics Youth Athletics

280,000 participants in 1,180 basketball clinics through Miami HEAT Youth Basketball initiatives, totaling 1.6 million hours of basketball instruction.

Donations Donations

Over 6,300 donations of autographed memorabilia to support local organizations and events.

72,000 tickets donated to local charities through the Miami HEAT’s Player Ticket Program, averaging more than 3,400 tickets per season.

HEAT Staff Volunteerism & Community Engagement

14,000 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.

62,296 volunteer hours logged by HEAT staff for community programs, events and initiatives since 1988.


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