Helping the Community Grow & Thrive

Learn more about the resources and support we provide to minority students and businesses in Miami.

We Support Small Businesses Just Like Yours

Community Resources

Loans

We offer several loans that can help your small business take off or scale. See our loan resources page for more information.

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Workshops

We offer free educational resources and programs to guide you with your business. Learn more about our educational programs.

Scholarships

Are you a student looking for financial support for your education? We have opportunities available to help you.

Loan Recipients

Copper Door

Copper Door Properties Corp. d/b/a Copper Door B&B is a bed and breakfast located in the heart of historic Overtown that offers guests a warm, comfortable stay combined with a unique, gourmet breakfast experience.

“Being a loan recipient of The Miami Bayside Foundation has brought so much leverage to our business which is in such a competitive market in this tourism capital, Miami. The foundation has given us the tools, exposure, and support to succeed as a Mom & Pop Bed & Breakfast.”

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Jamila Ross

Panther Coffee

Panther Coffee, LLC is a specialty coffee roaster, retailer and wholesaler specializing in the small-batch roasting of coffee beans and the preparation of coffee beverages. They have coffee-houses in Wynwood, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, Little Haiti, and MIMO. From 2011 to 2015, MBF awarded three loans to Panther Coffee. In 2017, MBF awarded a loan to Panther Coffee Roasters LLC, which handles the wholesale and training.

“When we were first starting up in 2009, we needed a loan to open our first location. We were declined by all the banks we approached and Miami Bayside Foundation came to the rescue! Since then, we’ve worked closely together, and our admiration and appreciation has only grown.”

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Leticia Ramos Pollock

Bunnie Cakes

Bunnie Cakes LLC was founded in 2009 and specializes in vegan, nut-free, and gluten-free baked goods. In addition to cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and brownies, they serve savory lunch items at their shop in Wynwood. Recently, Bunnie Cakes Studio LLC was opened adjacent to the retail location to expand their wholesale capabilities while providing an event space. MBF has awarded four loans to Bunnie Cakes.

“Miami Bayside Foundation gave me the opportunity to grow my business and make my dreams come true.”

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Mariana Cortez

Miami Bayside Foundation in Numbers

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Number of Workshop Graduates

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