Lending

FORGE lends money to individuals, small businesses and small farms in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.

Technical assistance

FORGE offers classes in how to write a business plan, marketing and management for our current and prospective borrowers.

Community development

Providing capital to local businesses is just one way FORGE helps develop thriving communities.

FORGE, Inc. is a community based revolving loan fund serving the Ozark Mountains.

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We are a membership organization, borrowing money from the SBA, USDA, charities, foundations, and individual investors to lend to start-up businesses, families in need, small farmers, and individuals denied credit by the conventional banking system. FORGE is an SBA Intermediary Micro-lender and a Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

The Ozark Mountain region has traditionally been mostly rural and relatively poor. While the last decade has seen significant growth in the area’s larger cities, many smaller rural communities continue to struggle, industry continues to leave the area and the current recession has tightened lending when it is needed most.

For over 25 years, we have fulfilled our mission of helping to build sustainable communities and we will not let our neighbors down in their time of greatest need. We are expanding our lending and our assets are growing. Bottom line, we have maintained our strength because we make good loans to good people.

Mission Statement:

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.

Location & Directions

Contact Us

Phone: (479) 738-1585
Email: forge@forgeonline.com
Fax: (479) 738-6288
Address:  P.O. Box 1138 / Huntsville, AR 72740

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.
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