About Us

Welcome to Miami Bayside Foundation

Miami Bayside Foundation (MBF) is a nonprofit organization designed to advance economic development in the City of 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 68 loans totaling more than $2,800,000 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.

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at 3:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Every professional knows that networking is an essential component for success. If you’re looking to build authentic, powerful professional relationships, here are the top 5 networking mistakes you should avoid via @IvyExec.
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Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 12:00am
Congratulations to Drew University student Geisel Dieguez for his academic success, receiving 4 scholarships including MBF's MDCPS Scholarship for graduating high school seniors. https://t.co/TCTsNptoOy
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: If you're like many business owners, you have an ever-growing list of tasks you'd like to accomplish. Here are 4 productivity and time management tips to help you fit more into your busy schedule. https://t.co/FrIMMfnZKF via @forbes.
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 at 12:08am
Last Thursday was the first day of MBF's FREE Small Business Training. Students learned digital marketing business hacks from @bizhackco. This wouldn't be possible without support from @magiccitydist, @miamiandbeaches, @lhccmiami, and @cityofmiami. https://t.co/krxV9YmDjl
Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Learn the steps it takes to maximize lead generation and your brand when setting up a trade show booth or table. Join the SBA for their "How to Effectively Conduct Trade Shows and Events" live webinar. Register at https://t.co/qLIWJPnviR.
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By contributing to MBF you have an opportunity to impact job creation, encourage economic development and improve the future of the City of Miami.