Huntsville, AR 72740
Give Us a Call(479) 738-1585
FORGE, Inc.

is the oldest revolving community loan fund in Arkansas.

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The mission of FORGE is to promote community development and economic sustainability by linking investors with borrowers, urban and rural communities, consumers with producers, and low income groups with basic affordable credit.

As a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, FORGE provides access to affordable capital and business development services to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are financially viable but otherwise have difficulty obtaining loan capital from banks and other conventional lenders. Since its founding in 1988, FORGE has served entrepreneurs throughout the Ozarks and the state of Arkansas with technical assistance, business development training, and microlending, working primarily with low-income individuals and services tailored to those communities.

Headquartered in Huntsville, Arkansas, FORGE is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Intermediary Microlender, and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

For 30 years, FORGE has fulfilled its mission of helping to build sustainable communities and we will not let our neighbors down in their time of need. We are expanding our lending and our assets are growing. The bottom line is that FORGE has maintained its strength because we make good loans to good people who do good work in their communities.

Our Mission

FORGE, through its community based lending activities, seeks to promote community development and enhance the quality of life and economic sustainability of agrarian communities by linking…

Investors with Borrowers
Urban and Rural Communities
Consumers with Producers
Low income groups with Basic Affordable Credit
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Your Future is Our Future

Membership

Success Stories

Mayapple Salon & Boutique

This thriving local salon, founded by local (rockstar) stylists Roxie Hunt and Melissa Arens, got it’s start with help from a FORGE Small Business Loan.

Mayapple Salon & Boutique

Fayetteville, AR
Laura Lynn’s Rain Barrels

Rick and Laura Lynn Gilbert had a simple solution to a complex problem. And with a FORGE loan, they were able to expand their rain barrel system into a sustainable business that now attracts master gardeners across the Ozarks.

Laura Lynn’s Rain Barrels

Bella Vista, AR
The Headwaters School and Community Center

The volunteer builders of the Headwater School used energy efficient innovative straw bale construction for the exterior walls of their school building.

The Headwaters School and Community Center

Red Star, AR
Our Partners
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Contact

Phone: (479) 738-1585
Email: forge@forgefund.org
Fax: (479) 738-6288
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1138
Huntsville, AR 72740

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Legal

The Federal Equal Credit Oppurtunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.

Mission

FORGE, through its community based lending activities, seeks to promote community development and enhance the quality of life and economic sustainability of agrarian communities by linking...

Investors with Borrowers
Urban and Rural Communities
Consumers with Producers
Low income groups with Basic Affordable Credit

Disclaimer Notice: The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.