Oyate Group

Transforming the Bronx through the Bronx Rising Initiative.

Healthcare

Bronx Rising Initiative launched a vaccination initiative, financially supporting clinics in the community, vaccinating seniors in NYCHA housing and fighting disinformation.

Alleviate Hunger

The Bronx Rising Initiative has already secured over $100,000 for efforts that have included partnering with multiple 501(c)(3)s and Bronx-based businesses that are working on the front lines to end hunger in The Bronx.

Support Small Businesses

The Bronx Rising Initiative has secured and distributed over $200,000 in grant funding to Bronx-based small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and looting.

Inspire Youth

The Bronx Rising Initiative believes that to uplift our community we must focus on the most vulnerable in our community – that includes our youth.

In 2020, the Bronx Rising Initiative launched the Brandon Hendricks Scholarship in honor of a rising star from our community that was killed by senseless gun violence on June 29th, 2020.

About Us

The Oyate Group is a nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City.

Our Mission

The origin of the word ‘Oyate’, is derived from the Dakota language, meaning “people.” The mission of the Oyate Group is to serve “The People.” We are a 501(c)3 and our mission is to alleviate poverty by a three-prong strategy: first is to educate and inform, the second is to provide resources and services and lastly to create sustainable and holistic structures to empower our underdeveloped communities all across New York City.

“When we lift up the most vulnerable neighbors, we lift up the entire nation.”

Tomas Ramos
Founder of the Bronx Rising Initiative

Our Work

Founded in March of 2020 by Tomas Ramos and powered by the Oyate Group – a nonprofit organization with the mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City –the Bronx Rising Initiative works to create access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small businesses and inspire youth to better themselves and their borough.

Uptown Rising Initiative

The Uptown Rising Initiative is dedicated to providing and distributing critical resources to under-resourced neighborhoods in upper Manhattan. The organization serves to close gaps in access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small business and inspire youth to better themselves and their neighborhoods in an effort to transform the underserved communities of Washington Heights and Harlem. 

Founded in November of 2021 as a program of the Oyate Group, the Uptown Rising Initiative is the second step in the organization’s mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City. 

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