Forgivable SBA loans for Atlanta-area small bizs from minority-led Lendistry

Enterprises able to document 2019 finances encouraged to apply at      Lendistry CEO Sands: Shorter wait times for well-documented applicants, new clarity from SBA on loan forgiveness, mean now is the time to act 


Lendistry, the leading fintech Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), today said funds remain available for forgivable loans to eligible Atlanta-area small businesses, independent contractors and non-profit organizations.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced in April a $10 million commitment, with funding provided by Goldman Sachs under its 10,000 Small Businesses initiative, and with loans provided through Lendistry under the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

“For business owners who felt discouraged about applying earlier in the PPP process, now is the time to act to secure funding that can help put your people to work and your enterprise back on its feet,” said Everett K. Sands, Lendisty’s Chief Executive Officer.

“For well-documented applicants, wait times are shorter compared with just a few weeks ago. Furthermore, recent guidelines issued by the SBA have clarified and addressed many questions about loan forgiveness. Re-establishing employee teams is a key to regaining traction, and Lendistry stands ready to help,” Mr. Sands concluded.

To-date more than 1500 small businesses, independent contractors and non-profits nationally have been approved by Lendistry for a total of more than $83 million in PPP funding. Open to all PPP applicants, Lendistry’s traditional focus is on minority, women and veteran-owned businesses in underserved and rural markets.

To apply, applicants can immediately visit the online application portal by going to

To get ready and have the necessary documents on hand before applying:

  • All applicants should review Lendistry’s PPP Portal Guide.
  • Owners of corporations should review the Corporate Document Checklist.
  • Sole proprietors should review the Sole Proprietor Document Checklist.

Lendistry is a minority-led CDFI and CDE small business and commercial real estate fintech lender. Lendistry ranks second nationwide in SBA Community Advantage lending, providing responsible financing to small business owners and their underserved communities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Lendistry is a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco.

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