Welcome to Small Business Summer!

Lendistry is a minority-led small business lender. We help small businesses grow by offering loans as well as administering government and private grant programs.

Funding as soon as 5 business days

Loan amounts starting at $25,000

Longer terms, up to 10 years

Applying online is fast, easy and does not impact your credit score.

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Lendistry was started because our diverse team of founders spent their careers witnessing the barriers that make it too hard for most small business owners to get the loans they need to purchase inventory, open a new location, or bring in some extra cash to support their day-to-day operations.

Current Programs

California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program

The application window for Drought Group 3 is now open. Grant awards for Drought Group 1, Drought Group 2, and Flood Winter Storm Group 1 are no longer available as of May 24, 2024.

2024 CDFA Equitable Lending Learning Series

The 2024 CDFA Equitable Lending Learning Series, created in partnership with Lendistry and The Center by Lendistry, will assist development finance professionals with incorporating equitable lending best practices to remove barriers to affordable capital for underserved borrowers. This Learning Series offers five two-hour opportunities designed primarily for current or prospective lenders in the development finance industry.

Lendistry Becomes the First Financial Institution to Sign the Equity in Infrastructure Pledge

By signing the pledge, the fintech cements its commitment to access to capital for historically underutilized small businesses pursuing infrastructure contracts.

Exporting for Small Businesses

Resources and guidance from the International Trade Administration (ITA) for businesses ready to export.

Get a 10% Discount for ADP® Services

Learn more about how our friends at ADP can help you build your organization.

ADP assists with:

  • Payroll
  • Compliance
  • Human Resources

Lendistry was founded in 2015 to open doors and give small business owners a fair chance at getting the funds they need without resorting to predatory lenders.

What does access to capital look like?
At Lendistry, it’s:

\ Choices

Responsible terms in low, medium and high amounts, because your capital needs don’t end after the first loan

\ Fintech

An online application that’s easy to complete anytime, anywhere, because coming to a branch isn’t an option for every business owner

\ Equitability

A different approach to making lending decisions, because every business is different, and they all deserve a fair chance to grow

LA Sparks Logo

Lendistry is the Official Small Business Lender of the Los Angeles Sparks WNBA team. We hope you’re enjoying all the incredible WNBA action this summer like we are!

LA Sparks' Cameron Brink Hits Three Pointer Highlight Screenshot with Lendistry Logos on Court and Basket LED Screen.

Access to capital means access to options. Access to opportunity.

Access to professionals who are driven to help underserved business owners and communities succeed.
This belief has led Lendistry to become the largest minority-led deployer of capital in the nation.

$10 billion

Small business loans and grants

as of 7/8/24


Small business supported

as of 7/8/24

Lendistry helped us normalize our cycles of incoming revenue and outgoing funds… but it was wonderful to know that there were real humans on the other side of this loan.”

— Brandon Naughton and Julie Jackson, Truce Media

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Congratulations to our CEO, Everett K. Sands, for being named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Los Angeles Award winner! Everett joins an esteemed multi-industry community of other entrepreneurs who have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries, and made a positive impact on their employees and communities. #EOYUS #EOYGLA
Our team stopped by the Southern California Contracting Conference to help contractors discover their financing options!
Our team is always ready to help your #smallbusiness grow. Say hello to Alexander!

See what we’re up to on LinkedIn.

Funded Deal Highlight - $585,000
Funded Deal Highlight - $211,250
Funded Deal Highlight - $41,400
The Center by Lendistry Logo

The Center by Lendistry is a nonprofit strategic partner to Lendistry that supports diverse small businesses through education, technical assistance, and access to competitive financing. Find out more.