Events & Opportunities


CDFA Equitable Series - Presented with Lendistry and The Center by Lendistry Banner
CDFA Equitable Lending Learning Series

The 2023 Equitable Lending Learning Series will provide in-depth instruction to small business lenders on loan fund policies, lending processes, and other practices that remove barriers to capital and proactively advance economic justice. This Learning Series will offer five, three-hour opportunities designed primarily for current or prospective lenders in the development finance industry. Each session will combine historical background and framing of a challenge in the lending community with a deep dive into strategies to address the issue. This education will be followed by examples or case studies to demonstrate how these strategies can be implemented by lenders to benefit underserved borrowers. Technical topics covered in this Learning Series will include understanding risk, borrower examination and review, loan fund capitalization, underwriting, and program design.

Register here.

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RFP - County of Los Angeles Rent Relief Grant Program Technology Vendor

Los Angeles County, in collaboration with the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), is launching the Los Angeles County Rent Relief Program, allocating $46,300,000 in direct financial assistance to qualifying landlords in the County, excluding the City of Los Angeles. The program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), prioritizes small mom-and-pop landlords and aims to alleviate pandemic-induced economic hardships by reducing evictions and supporting landlord viability.

The Center by Lendistry is seeking a third-party vendor to manage the application processes, offer technical and multilingual assistance, and ensure compliance measures to prevent fraudulent fund disbursement while maintaining detailed tracking and reporting of the program’s progress.

View the project overview, timeline, and response submission instructions here.

Grant Opportunities

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

OSHA awards grants to nonprofits on through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces and inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. 

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Our online curriculum is designed to give small businesses the personalized tools to succeed in today’s digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking and more—it’s all part of our goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive. Complete two courses or coaching events to be eligible to apply for a  Verizon Small Business Digital Ready $10,000 grant – applications now open.

California Dream Fund Training Program

The California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program providing grants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation for businesses started in California on or after July 1, 2019. The grant is available to qualifying businesses that meet all eligibility criteria and complete a small business training program provided by the OCIE SBDC. You must attend every session to be eligible.

Fast Break for Small Business

We’ve teamed up with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to assist communities by helping small business. LegalZoom is committing $6 million in grants and services to help small business owners who need better access to funding and legal services. Our goal is to change the game for small business owners and remove the barriers often faced by minorities, women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Black Restaurant Week

Celebrating the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine. Black Restaurant Week showcases Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses across North America. Register today to have your business showcased in a Black Restaurant Week campaign near you.

Immigrants Rising

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.

The Inclusivity Project

The Inclusivity Project is connecting 1,000 Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned small businesses in underserved and socially disadvantaged communities with lifetime business mentorship and access to $100 million dollars in business loans and other types of capital to start their very first business or take their existing business to the next level.

One Million Black Women: Black in Business

Through the One Million Black Women: Black in Business, participants will learn how to better understand their finances, hire their first employee, price their products or services, and much more – at no cost to the business owner.

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