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Wynwood Yard receives Knight funding to expand entrepreneurial programs

Mimi Chacin, of The Skills Culinary & Kitchen, teaches kids to cook dumplings at The Wynwood Yard in 2016. Andrew Uloza / For the Miami Herald
Mimi Chacin, of The Skills Culinary & Kitchen, teaches kids to cook dumplings at The Wynwood Yard in 2016. Andrew Uloza / For the Miami Herald

The Wynwood Yard, an outdoor community gathering space that draws a crowd even in the dead of summer, will receive $100,000 in Knight Foundation funding to support the Yard’s mission of providing entrepreneurs, particularly those in the food, beverage and creative industries, with affordable space and access to customers. New funding will also support at least two culinary entrepreneur pitch events annually.

Founded by Della Heiman and launched in 2015, The Wynwood Yard at 56 NW 29th St. in Miami houses food trucks, lounge and performance areas and pop-up stalls and hosts classes, events and live music. Resident entrepreneurs can draw customers from these 15-30 weekly events, and benefit from the mentorship of an experienced management team.

Over the past three years, Knight has made more than 200 investments in entrepreneurship in South Florida.

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