Jul 10, 2020

Announcing the Lendio Grants Recipients

The Lendio Grants program received more than 400 applications. We are so grateful for the incredible entrepreneurs and organization leaders who shared their stories with us, and we’re excited to announce the 23 Lendio Grants recipients.

Drumroll, please. 

First Place: $50,000

Denise O’Donoghue – Operations Director, Refugee Hope Partners – North Raleigh, NC

Refugee Hope Partners is a community organization helping refugees from 30+ countries. Refugee Hope Partners provides education, meals, and mentorship opportunities. Their small staff has had to think creatively to continue to provide these services through the coronavirus pandemic. 

Second Place: $25,000

The 2 recipients of the second-place grants are: 

Hiral Zalavadia – Owner, Stately – Los Angeles, CA

Stately provides an improved menswear shopping experience with all the perks of a stylist-curated-wardrobe and none of the hassle of traditional shopping.

Dave Saylor – Owner, Acadiana Cafe – San Antonio, TX

Like many restaurants, Acadiana Cafe was hit hard by stay-at-home orders. This 34-year-old Cajun restaurant is a staple of the community, and they were determined to stay the course. 

Third Place: $10,000

The 5 recipients of the third-place grants are: 

Monique Sandoval – Brighter Future Charities – Los Angeles, CA

Kristen Hall – Puptown Charlotte – Charlotte, NC

Jonathan Darr – Love Catering Inc. – Los Angeles, CA

Brayli Dripps – Mabble Media – Reno, NV

Hailey Myers – Imagine Possibilities Inc. – Beaverton, OR

Fourth Place: $5,000

The 10 recipients of the fourth-place grants are:

Makensie Dawson – National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome – Farmington, UT

Todd Rogenthien – Media Masters – Austin, TX

Tyler Tuin – Kemikal Kontrakt – Oak Harbor, WA

Kelly Ellzey – Torque3 – San Jose, CA

Brad Jenkins – The Actor’s Collective – Los Angeles, CA

Hendrell Remus – Remus World – Nashville, TN

Nadine Casanova – AWA Oasis – Los Angeles, CA

Romy Fischer Parzick – Fuerte, Fitness – Austin, TX

Missy Rooker – The Empty Stocking Fund – Atlanta, GA

Isaac Collins – Yogurtini Shoal Creek – Kansas City, MO

Fifth Place: $1,000 or Sunrise Bookkeeping

The 5 recipients of the fifth-place grants are:

Bryan Spurlock – Bryan’s Photography – Albuquerque, NM

Dejeon Cain – Fortitude Security – Gainesville, FL

Maricar Gensole – Kids Fit Zone – Brentwood, CA

Shaiffu Sanhueza – Uptime Imaging Services – St. Augustine, FL

Christopher Brooks – Brooks Ventures – Lauderhill, FL


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