Heat Social Responsibility: Foundation

HEAT Charitable Fund Mission

Miami Heat Charitable Fund logo

Established in 1997, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund strives to positively impact the lives of at-risk families in our South Florida community by supporting organizations focused on three primary areas: youth programs, education and health and wellness initiatives.

Make A Gift To MIAMI HEAT Charitable Fund

By donating through this secure website, your support enables us to ensure that our efforts reaches more in the community to inspire the families and youth of South Florida.

Here are a few ways to donate to the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund:

1. To make a donation online, click the button below:


2. If you prefer to donate through the mail, please make payable to “Miami Foundation” and send your donations to the following address: Miami HEAT Charitable Fund FTX Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

*Your privacy is important to us, we will not sell or share your personal information.

Miami HEAT Charitable Fund Main Beneficiaries

Baptist Health South Florida & Miami Cancer Institute |
Baptist Health - Miami Cancer Institute

Mission: To inspire philanthropy and build extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare at Baptist Health South Florida, a not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence.

Jackson Health Foundation | Website

Mission: To help fill the gaps of major capital projects and programmatic needs that cannot be financed by public bond support.

Jackson West Foundation

SafeSpace Foundation | Website

Mission: To advocate and empower domestic violence victims and survivors by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and financial assistance.

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Dedication To Community | Website

Mission: To advocate and empower domestic violence victims and survivors by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and financial assistance.

Miami HEAT dedication to the community

Up2Us Sports | Website

Mission: To engage, train and support sports coaches to transform youth, programs and communities.

Up2Us image of kid holding $100,000 check

Home Strong

Established in 2006, Home Strong is an ongoing program that salutes and honors the courageous men and women in uniform for their dedication to the United States Armed Forces. Home Strong’s mission is to give aid, support and recognition to any person who has been in harm’s way in the military service. Pat Riley and the Miami HEAT created this initiative as a means of paying tribute to our soldiers and veterans. Currently, the program is working in partnership with Ultimate Software to provide further assistance with the unmet needs of military personnel and their families who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan and reside in the South Florida area.

Beneficiaries include:

  • HEAT Home Strong Recognition Program: Hosts, honors and supports military personnel and their families who have served in combat and reside in the South Florida area.
  • Fisher House Foundation: Builds and maintains a “home away from home” at no charge for military families of patients receiving medical care at nearby VA medical centers.
  • Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade: The Miami HEAT works alongside members of the U.S. Armed Forces to help renovate homes of local veterans while funding the renovation.

Now, you can make a difference by clicking here and make a gift to our Home Strong Program. We truly appreciate your support!

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HEAT Family Festival

The Miami HEAT Family Festival presented by Carnival Cruise Line takes place in the spring of each season. The Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival is a themed, interactive, carnival-like celebration in which HEAT players, coaches, celebrities and about 1,500 fans and families come together to raise vital dollars for local charities. In addition to the fanfare at the event, top restaurants and chefs from South Florida create a memorable dining extravaganza.

HEAT Golf Classic

The Annual Miami HEAT Golf Classic has offered golfers an opportunity to tackle some of the most prominent golf courses around town, such as Don Shula’s in Miami Lakes, the Trump National Doral Miami, the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, and most recently, the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club. All net proceeds benefit the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund.

Miami Heat Family Festival


Every spring the Miami HEAT players and coaches join Micky and Madeleine Arison and Pat and Chris Riley to raise funds during an exclusive gala. This unique event features a private dinner and live performances by musical artists. Past performers at this event have included Michael McDonald, Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Kool & The Gang, The Commodores, and comedian Gary Owen. The evening is also highlighted by a live auction featuring exclusive, one-of-a-kind experiences. Guests can mingle and dance along with HEAT players and coaches while also raising funds for the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund. With the support of loyal family and friends, the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund has been able to raise more than $10 million in total since the event’s inception in 2006.

Miami HEAT Gala

HEAT Home Court For Kids Wing At Holtz Children's Hospital

Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial continues to provide state-of-the-art assistance to children in their pediatric intensive care unit made possible from the joint donation of Carnival Cruise Line and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund. The redesigned facility currently lets parents play a more active role in their child’s treatment and recovery. This ongoing partnership allows for more critically ill children to be treated in South Florida through cutting-edge medical care.

HEAT Player Ticket Program

One of the most generous and trendsetting programs in the NBA, the Miami HEAT’s Player Ticket Program will spend the entire regular season reaching out to children who typically would only dream of watching a HEAT game live. HEAT players will join forces to donate tickets for every single home game to local charitable organizations and over the course of the 2019-20 season, more than 5,000 children, many for the first time, will have the opportunity to enjoy a HEAT game, courtesy of their favorite HEAT players and role models. Players also graciously provide several private ‘Meet & Greet” opportunities for the groups prior to each HEAT home game, where the players talk to children, sign autographs and take pictures.

HEAT Family Charity Group

The Miami HEAT Family Charity Group, established in conjunction with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund, consists of members including wives of active HEAT coaches, players, select senior executive management as well as player mothers and family. The group works closely together with the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund to assist the South Florida community through activities including the organization of various fundraising efforts, the Annual SafeSpace Holiday Outreach initiative, the Domestic Violence Prevention Walk and other numerous hours of volunteer contributions.


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