Small Business

The Bronx Rising Initiative is dedicated to ensuring the financial empowerment and economic security of our borough through supporting the local small business community. 


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. 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!

"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. The Bronx Rising Initiative will continue to fight to secure additional resources so we can ensure that our small businesses do not fail."


- Tomas Ramos, Founder of the Bronx Rising Initiative


last updated: 7/13/2020