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.

Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 12:10am
Looking for an all ages, family-friendly event to go to this Sunday? How about bringing your ideas to life with giant legos? Join MBF's #loanrecipient @MoonlighterMIA every last Sunday of the month April through July at Museum Park for this free event. https://t.co/qvBGnlhl42
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: Getting new customers for your business is hard work, but it's necessary if you want to be successful. Here are 10 ways you can get the attention of new prospects and turn them into loyal customers via @JanetAttard.
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Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 4:53am
MBF Scholarship recipients receive certificates from @CityofMiami. Good luck with your studies! 🎓 https://t.co/1zERaZ74DY
Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF #smallbiztips: If you use Powerpoint, here are a few principles and tips to keep in mind via @thisissethsblog
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 12:00am
MBF had the pleasure of judging @NFTEFlorida's Miami Dade Semi-Finals. Today, the students are competing at Regionals! MBF wishes the students the best of luck! 🍀 https://t.co/2amoO9pLTj

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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.