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.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 8:21pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program that will provide much-needed relief to small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed. For more information, go to https://t.co/OFLtM5VO9I.
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 11:00am
MBF #SmallBizTips: Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where Facebook operates. This program can help with working capital, rent, and operational costs. https://t.co/y3uO4YcswP.
Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 4:20pm
The Florida Emergency Bridge Loan has updated its online application. For the updated details, visit https://t.co/lMyak6ZCDj.
Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 11:23am
The @SBA_SouthFL is hosting virtual office hours and webinars to help business owners apply for their Economic Injury Disaster Loan. This webinar will go through the loan application; offer tips and insight into completing an application & what you can expect after applying. https://t.co/XtOo9OwLdY
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 5:48pm
MBF #SmallBizTips: Adapting to the impact of coronavirus quarantine is critical to survival. Learn from others how they are pivoting and find out about local, state, and federal resources for small businesses such as emergency loans. https://t.co/9FXi8KwGDV https://t.co/6zcq9PUgcU

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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.