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.

April Thornton of Anchored by Peace
April Thornton, Anchored By Peace, Tustin, CA

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

Exporting for Small Businesses

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

California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program

Relief for small agricultural businesses that have experienced financial hardship due to drought or flood conditions.

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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 at Town Hall Meeting with Congresswoman Maxine Waters About Access to Affordable Banking Products

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

634,000

Small business supported

as of 2/1/24

“It’s great when you have funds that are…investing in your future.”

— Lorena Cantarovici, Maria Empanada

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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.