About Us


Welcome to Miami Bayside Foundation

Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) is a nonprofit organization designed to advance economic development in Miami through the support of minority businesses and education.

MBF seeks to do this through the creation and administration of loan programs for minority businesses, through the creation of programs and educational scholarships for minorities, and by providing technical assistance to minority-owned businesses.

In the early 1980’s, prior to the ground-breaking for the Bayside Marketplace, the City of Miami and famed Bayside Marketplace developer Jim Rouse began discussing ideas for an organization that would support minority entrepreneurs in the City of Miami.

In 1986, MBF was created from this partnership as a means to revitalize and serve the City of Miami’s downtown economic core. MBF currently advances economic development throughout the City of Miami through the support of minority businesses and education.

MBF has awarded more than 747 scholarships to City of Miami minority students attending Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Miami Dade Public High Schools and D.A. Dorsey, George T. Baker Aviation, and Lindsey Hopkins Technical Colleges. It also awarded 80 loans totaling more than $3.5 million to City of Miami minority-owned businesses creating more than 350 jobs and created partnerships that have helped train more than 250 City of Miami minority business owners.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 at 12:00am
Congratulations to the 12th graduating class of the MBF Small Business Training! https://t.co/zDpUi6xIoQ
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 5:06am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Have a great business idea but don't know how to start? Join @ScoreMiami's FREE workshop to learn what is involved in starting a business and if your business idea is viable. Register at https://t.co/qCfzDLuNWJ.
Monday, November 18th, 2019 at 4:21am
The Small Business Training Program w/ @MiamiBaysideFo and @MDCollege culminated last night with its Graduation & presentation of Certificates of Completion to all 31 #smallbiz owners. @GreaterMiamiCVB welcomed the small businesses by giving a 50% discount to become a member. https://t.co/baSjq1gglX
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Get found on Google. No matter what kind of business you have, Google is typically the first place people search. Here are five things you can do to improve your search visibility. https://t.co/5jkEhlzbxm https://t.co/eG1OL44P2r
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:00am
MBF #loanrecipient @groovinbean1 will be having their grand opening this Saturday, November 16! Join them at 11 AM and enjoy complimentary coffee, live music, face painting, beignet decorating station, and more. https://t.co/xEKMMmL8dE

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By contributing to MBF you have an opportunity to impact job creation, encourage economic development and improve the future of Miami.