The Small Business Lending Support Team

Last Updated: June 12th, 2023By Categories: Newsletters5.8 min read

Helps clients find access to capital through Loans. Crowdlending and Grants by offering training & coaching through Entrepreneurial Webinars and one on one Counseling.

We highly recommend that you visit our upcoming entrepreneurial webinars on our website that may help you in putting your business in a stronger position to receive a Grant or a Loan using this link and scroll down


The Grants below have deadlines so please make sure you read the requirements thoroughly and apply accordingly. If the links do not activate, please copy and paste to your browser.

 Economic Workforce Development Department 

Monitor the following website for upcoming Grants. This website has provided the most grants of any organization in Los Angeles and maybe a Fourth Round of  $ 5,000 Grants will happen again.


The City of Los Angeles Economic Workforce and Development Department (EWDD) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Council Districts with Braven Agency as Lead Operator are digitizing Los Angeles small businesses with LA Optimized!

LA Optimized will help small businesses adapt to this rapidly changing shift in consumer behavior and technological advances by assisting Small Businesses optimize their businesses for online sales and marketing by:

2.  J.M. KAPLAN FUND- Deadline April 28,2023

Up to ten Prizes will be awarded, each including a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds, for a total award of $175,000. Awardees also receive guidance through the Fund and its resource network, providing tools and training to support them through the challenges of a startup organization.

3.  VERIZON $ 10,000 GRANT-  Deadline May 12, 2023                              Scroll down to Small Businesses. Big Dreams.

4.  Economic Opportunity Grant–  

Phase 1 for $ 2,500 Grant deadline extended to 5/5/2023.

Phase 2 Deadline,  May 20, 2023

Grants for Microbusinesses (under $50,000 in revenue) – will be available starting in January 2023.

Phase 2: Planned launch for small business and non-profit grants in February 2023.


5.    Hello Alice-

This organization partners with major companies that are offering specialized Grants.

6.    Immigrants Rising- See Grant- Deadlines- 1st Priority Deadline May 18 & 2nd May 25 Final 

$1.5 million for immigrant entrepreneurs in California through the SEED initiative!

7.    14 Small Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs

8. Bank of America® Down Payment Grant Program

The program is designed to drive business growth and generational wealth opportunities for women and minority-owned small to mid-sized businesses.

Please email me when you complete the application.

9.  Minority Business Message Board

Discover the power of the Minority Business 365 Message Boards and see how our 300,000 members can benefit you AND your small business!

10.  The Salon & Spa RELIEF RUND

11.  $ 26,000 Employee Retention Tax Credit Refund

Join us Thursday, April 27th @ 12pm to learn more about Employee Retention Tax Credit Refund which is a payroll tax refund that helps eligible businesses receive up to $26,000 per employee kept on payroll during the pandemic.

As a small to medium-sized business, it’s likely that you were negatively impacted by COVID-19, and you certainly weren’t alone.


If you need a quick Loan from $ 1,000 to $ 36,000 with no Financial Documentation @ 0% for 12-36 months, you may want to consider applying to the organizations below.

1.    Kiva Los Angeles

Since 2005 KIVA has been helping borrowers crowd-Lend up to $ 15,000 @ 0% with payment terms of 12-36 months depending on the Loan you are awarded.

Sign up for “How to Succeed In Getting a Kiva Loan” Webinar April 26th  

@ 3pm

2.    Jewish Free Loan Association

114 Year Non-profit organization helping all communities with 0% Loans up to $ 36,000 if your FICO credit score is above 580 and can get 2 co-signers that have a FICO credit score above 680. With One Co-signer, you can receive a loan up to $ 7,500.  No need for Financial Statements, Business Plan or Taxes.  1 Virtual interview is all you will need to be prepared for.      


3.  The Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF) information.

Founded in 2016 and launched in January 2017, the Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF) is a a 501(c)3, community-based organization rooted in self-help economics that provides microloans to the Black community through pooled dollars and raises awareness about the importance of economic empowerment, equity, and wealth building for the Black community.

4. The Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

IBank’s Small Business finance Center features a loan guarantee program designed to assist small businesses that experience capital access barriers. The Small Business Loan Guarantee program encourages lenders to provide funds to small businesses to help them grow and prosper.

Remember, to always share your Business Successes with me via email should you make any financial improvements to your business like buying any equipment, hiring a new employee, paying for a business consultation, receiving a Loan, Grant or any other Business Capital.

If you live in LA County and want to schedule a Loan/Business appointment, please use this link                                                                                                      

Thank you! 

Ric Sáenz

Financial and General Business Manager

(For Appointment)

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