the Udonis Haslem

The Udonis Haslem Foundation has been working with the crypto exchange FTX to give back to the most impactful minority-owned small businesses in the Miami metropolitan area. Inspired by the work of legendary Miami Heat player and philanthropist Udonis Haslem, this partnership exists to help local businesses flourish for years to come in an ever-changing financial marketplace. Application window is open through July 11th, 2022.
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Recipients of the Small Business Grant will be awarded a one-time lump sum payment to invest in the future growth of their business.


A $50,000 grant will be awarded to help businesses grow – specifically small businesses that are owned and operated by women or BIPOC.


In addition to the monetary grant, recipients will receive additional support including:
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Consulting Services

Advertising and marketing consultations with local marketing, research, and creative teams to gain insights on how to grow your business.

Media Placement

Video spots during the broadcast of Miami Heat games amplify awareness and engagement with your business and brand.

Star Power

Endorsement and visual or in-person appearances from Udonis Haslem himself to award grant, speak to your business team and check in periodically.


What You Need to Apply
Grant application criteria icon representing that it must be an established business and have been active for at least 1 year with a minimum of 1M in annual revenue
Established Businesses
To qualify, each business must be active for a minimum of 1 year and show projected annual revenue of $500K - $5M.
Community Builders
The intention of these grants is to enrich the Miami-metro area by focusing on business in the food, retail and hospitality industries.
Financial Documentation
Each submission must include financial records from the previous tax year or projected, credible earnings for the following year.
Future Forward
The future of money is crypto. Every entrepreneur must be willing to integrate crypto payment options into their business model.
Diversity & Inclusion
Businesses must be female or
minority-owned to qualify.
Grant application criteria icon representing that it must be an established business and have been active for at least 1 year with a minimum of 1M in annual revenue
Video Submission
To give us a sense of you and your businesses personality, each applicant must submit a short video that makes the case for why their business deserves a grant and what their plans for the funds would be.
Small Business Spirit
Every business must have fewer than 500 full-time employees to qualify.


Winners of the Small Business Grants will be expected to make three key commitments to help ensure they flourish in a rapidly changing financial environment.
Recipients must include an FTX badge into the design of their company website.
Awardees must integrate FTX Pay into their
e-commerce platform
Business owners agree to provide access for FTX & The Udonis Haslem Foundation to capture content that highlights the grants impact for promotional purposes.
FTX is a cryptocurrency exchange built by traders, for traders. FTX strives to be an intuitive yet powerful platform for all kinds of users, and to be the most innovative exchange in the industry. FTX has grown quickly since its founding, becoming one of the most respected cryptocurrency exchanges in the world in less than 2 years.
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