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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.

Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 10:18am
to MBF #LoanRecipient @GroovinBean1 for their feature in @MiamiHerald's article, "‘Black people drink coladas.’ How this restaurant brought coffee culture to Overtown." Read more at https://t.co/Yqn60JfJNT?.
Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 6:39pm
Pivoting due to coronavirus conditions, MBF #LoanRecipients
@copperdoorbnb
has reopened their hotel as a restaurant. To read more, visit https://t.co/lVJLFyy68M.
Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 4:00am
Congratulations to MBF #LoanRecipient @ThynkGlobal for being featured in the South Florida Business Journal: "New coworking space set to open in Miami". Read the article at https://t.co/039dHWjAZ5.
Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 5:22pm
MBF is proud to announce our 2020 M-DCPS Scholarship recipients! Congratulations to these exceptional City of Miami students. Thank you to the hardworking teachers, CAP advisors, parents, and mentors who continue to guide these students towards their college goals. #MDCPSGrad https://t.co/zExnWketAv

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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.