Events & Opportunities


12-2 - Community Briefings for Small Business Owners

Under her leadership, The Center is focus on servicing the needs of the underserved small businesses by addressing their needs for technical assistance, funding and mentorship. Prior to becoming the President of The Center by Lendistry, Ms. Anderson worked at Pacific Coast Regional (PCR) as their Director of the Small Business Development Center (PCR-SBDC).  There, she helped develop the Entrepreneurial Training Institute educational programs, as well as managing the development and communications activities for the company. She also was a career banker for many years working with Community Reinvestment Act “CRA”.

Lendistry is a minority-owned and technology-enabled small business and commercial real estate lender. Certified by the United States Department of Treasury as a CDFI and a Community Development Entity (CDE), and a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. 

December 2, 2021 at 11am PST

Click here to register for the Zoom webinar!

Grant Opportunities

New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

California Venues Grant Program

The California Venues Grant Program (“Program”) will support eligible independent live events venues that have been affected by COVID-19 in order to support their continued operation. Eligible independent live events venues must have a physical address and operate in California, which will be validated through submitted business tax returns. If your business tax returns do not reference a California address, you will be deemed ineligible.


The Comeback Checks Program

The Comeback Checks Program will provide $5,000 grants to approximately 5,000 L.A. businesses. Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final award recommendations based on availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information and supporting documentation.

Information about Round 2 is coming soon.

Shuttered Venue Operators

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. SVOG awardees can start submitting applications for supplemental funding.

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.

San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant

The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding and County General Fund. The grant funding provides economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. 

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis 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 to 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 like yours the personalized tools to succeed in today’s digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking and more—it’s all here, and it’s all part of our goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy. Complete two courses or coaching events to be eligible to apply for a  Verizon Small Business Digital Ready $10,000 grant – applications now open.

PACE Business Development Center - Small Business Grant Series

$5,000 to $10,000 for Small Businesses in Unincorporated LA County – District 1. Certain qualifications must be met, so join them for one of their free webinars between 9/15 and 9/23 to learn more about the details! Their webinars are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese. Applicants must attend one of these webinars before applying.

The Amber Grant for Women

WomensNet gives away at least $10,000 every month in Amber Grant money. They have also expanded their grant-giving to include other grants such as the Annual $25,000 Amber Grant.

Conejo Valley Small Business Relief Fund

The Conejo Valley Small Business Relief Fund has been established by the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Foundation in partnership with the cities of Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. The fund has provided much needed grants to local small businesses as they navigate the financial impacts of COVID-19. The maximum grant is currently $2,500!

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. 

Jane Walker First Women Grant Program

Jane Walker will be funding a total of 30 groundbreaking women-owned businesses through the end of the year. Businesses will be selected across the Entertainment & Film, Music, Sports, STEM, Journalism and Hospitality industries to receive a $10K grant plus a one-year Annual Coaching Membership on IFundWomen.

Small Business Builders Grant

Created as a key pillar of KKR’s COVID-19 Relief Effort, KKR Small Business Builders (SBB) aims to support entrepreneurs and their small businesses around the world. The grants are designed to help business owners sustain their enterprises, maintain or create jobs, and spur economic opportunity as they respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and recover from its resultant economic dislocation.

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. 


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