Small Business
Big Dreams

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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CEO Amy Carnrick, Foster Plumbing, Denver, CO

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

Digital Growth Accelerator

Led by The Center by Lendistry

California small businesses, unlock your online growth with The Center by Lendistry’s Digital Growth Accelerator. Get the tools, skills, and support to build and execute your digital strategy.

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

Everett K. Sands Speaks in front of the House Committee on Small Business

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.

$9.8 billion

Small business loans and grants

as of 2/1/24


Small business supported

as of 2/1/24

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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Joe and Todd supporting small business.
Tunua, Everett and Trina at the Black Developers Forum's Annual Breakfast Reception.
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International Women's Day
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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.