Oyate Group is dedicated to ensuring the financial empowerment and economic security of our city through supporting the local small business community.

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. Grants have ranged from $2,500 to $15,000 and focus on alleviating the economic hardships that have prevented establishments from reopening or that threaten to destroy the businesses that uplift Bronxites each day.

Supporting The Bronx Means
Supporting Our Small Businesses!


Bottle Bronx

$15,000

Fiesta Cafe

$10,000

Joe's Little Italy Pizza

$10,000

Lovely Beauty Supply

$10,000

Bronx Drafthouse

$10,000

Phone Club

$10,000

Havana Cafe

$10,000

GLO by Bella

$5,000

Matthew's Furniture

$5,000

M. Sports Wear

$5,000

El Valle Tipico

$5,000

Hermanos Diaz

$2,500

Montespino Restaurant

$2,500

MR. Barbershop

$2,500


“Small business owners are the foundation of our community and we must protect them before it is too late. It’s important that we get this critical funding directly into the hands of the business owners as quickly as possible. We cannot turn our back on the economic drivers of our community or we all will fall prey to corporate takeovers. Oyate Group will continue to fight to secure additional resources so we can ensure that our small businesses do not fail.”

~ Tomas Ramos,
Founder of Oyate Group