Updates and Announcements
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We Want to Better Understand Your Kiva Long Beach Trustee Endorsement Process!

We are lucky to partner with a diverse group of Trustees who offer a wide range of business support services. As the program grows and we continue to receive inquiries from business owners, we want to be sure that we aware of each Trustees intake process and endorsement criteria so that we can better match you with prospective borrowers.

Active Campaign(s)
Long Beach Farms

Long Beach Farms is an urban farm with a mission of creating a more secure, local, sustainable food model. Long Beach Farms' physical farming operation is comprised of small, dedicated farm sites in the north end of the city. Owner Demitrius, with the support of his Trustee, LB Farms, is crowdfunding a $10,000 loan that will allow him to implement an ambitious 5-year growth plan that includes the purchase of a farm truck vehicle, purchase of inventory and upgraded equipment. Learn more about his campaign by clicking here.
Trustee Spotlight
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association

The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA) is a non-profit organization that manages the Bixby Knolls Parking and Business Improvement Area. The BKBIA provides support to its members by hosting events, marketing new and existing businesses, assisting with licensing and permitting, and much more! Since becoming a Trustee, the BKBIA has supported three campaigns totaling in $30,000! Learn more about the BKBIA by visiting their website.
"Being trustee allows us more face-to-face time with our business members and we can help guide and coach them not just through this process but to find out and address other needs for their business. This in turn provides great optimism and excitement for the small business owner who are entering uncharted waters and may be a bit nervous."

-Blair Cohn, Executive Director
Kiva in the News
The Long Beach Business Journal: City Program Helps Ambitious Ales Join The Neighborhood
Bixby Knolls’ latest brewery, Ambitious Ales, held its grand opening on February 16. Juan Carrillo, general manager and co-owner of Ambitious Ales, told the Business Journal that the Long Beach Economic Development Department and the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA), the nonprofit group that manages the neighborhood’s business improvement district, were instrumental in making it happen. “They knew we were entrepreneurs,” Carrillo said. “Our first business, getting it to the permitting process, everything was chaotic and new to us. They made us feel very welcome.” Read full story here.