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We’re Changing the World Through Lending

Our organization is creating opportunity in Los Angeles communities by investing in the right people, the right way.

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What We’re Doing in Los Angeles

Investing in Community

We deliver financial resources to minority business owners and homebuyers through partnerships with local and federal governments.

Strengthening Community

We offer advisory services to startups and growth-stage businesses, teach online and in-person workshops, and democratize access to capital and education.

Advocating for Community

We are active in state and city programs aimed at low-income small businesses and job creators; striving for equal wealth generation in our economy.

Our Mission

To build economic development and financial sustainability among women and minority entrepreneurs in underserved communities.

To concentrate on capacity building, access to resources, lowering financial risk and closing the funding disparities that persist amongst underserved communities.

Meet Our Team of Financial Experts

The team at NEW Community Investments and New Economics for Women have spent the better part of their lives supporting low-income neighborhoods and minority-owned businesses. We speak on panels, teach Access to Capital workshops, write grants, and work hand-in-hand with financial institutions to better our communities every day.

Quentin Strode

Quentin Strode

President & CEO

Kimberly Stotzer

Kimberly Stotzer

Executive Vice President

Patricia Lara

Patricia Lara

Chief Financial Officer

Ashlee Beidleman

Ashlee Beidleman

Project Manager

Vivian Short

Vivian Short

Executive Assistant to President and CEO

“I now feel more confident that I can get through this pandemic and pivot my business towards sustainable growth.”

Regina Thomas
Small Business Owner

Our Partner Organizations

Interested in Supporting Our Communities?

Connect with us to learn more about lending partnerships, educational resources, and more.

(213) 483-2060


303 S. Loma Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90017