Grants

Lasting Impact Within the Community

The Miami Bayside Foundation (‘MBF’) is committed to economic development in the City of Miami through the support of minority businesses and education. MBF strives to create real and lasting impact through our grantmaking and is dedicated to making and facilitating change in the City of Miami.

Through our discretionary grants, MBF has formed partnerships with organizations that provide programs and resources for minority students in the City of Miami. These programs have enabled students to excel in early learning, school readiness, primary and secondary school, as well as transition to and succeed in college and/or the world of work.

MBF Impact Goals

The Miami Bayside Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations and charities that share a commitment to advancing economic development in the City of Miami through the support of minority businesses and education.

Important Considerations

What We Don’t Fund

Grants are not awarded to:

  • Individuals
  • Political Causes
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, familial status, or national origin;
  • Activities, projects, or programs that will be completed before funding becomes available (i.e. no retroactive funding)
  • General Operating Expenses
  • Activities, projects, or programs that operate outside the City of Miami

Other Factors We Consider

  • Does the program fit our mission and align with our core values;
  • Is the constituency of the organization comprised largely of low income, underserved, and/or otherwise disadvantaged populations in the City of Miami;
  • Does the organization demonstrate sounds fiscal management practices;
  • Does the organization demonstrate impact and past success; and,
  • Is a methodology described regarding how the organization will measure success in achieving their goals?

Application Process

  1. To apply for a grant from the Miami Bayside Foundation, first complete the online Pre-Grant Inquiry Form found below.
  2. Upon review, if your request for funding strongly aligns with MBF’s mission and serves to make a significant impact in the City of Miami, you will be contacted to submit a formal proposal with instructions on how to do so.
  3. The pre-grant application is due by February 22, 2019.

Miami Bayside Foundation Grant Recipients

MBF enhances our community by working with individuals, businesses, and organizations to advance economic development in the City of Miami. Grant funding supports charitable groups and programs that are engaged in economic development and educational programming for minorities.

  • Booker T. Washington Senior High School College Tour
  • Breakthrough Miami, Inc.
  • D.A. Dorsey Technical College
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Memorial University
  • George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
  • Little Haiti Optimists Club
  • Miami Children’s Museum
  • Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
  • SBDC @ FIU
  • SCORE
  • The Education Fund

MBF Grant Opportunities

The Miami Bayside Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations and charities that share our commitment to advancing economic development in the City of Miami through the support of minority businesses and education.

Available Grants from MBF

Focus Areas

Education

Priority is given to programs that serve disadvantaged or low-income youth in the City of Miami. Program areas may include but are not limited to:

  • School Readiness Programs
  • Academic Enrichment Programs
  • After School/Summer Education Programs
  • Scholarships
  • Scholastic Resources

Entrepreneurship/Economic Development

Support is given to programs that focus on the development of the entrepreneurial mindset and/or economic development. Program areas may include but are not limited to:

  • Youth Career Readiness Programs
  • Youth Career Training Programs
  • Youth Internship Programs

Pre-Grant Inquiry Form