To make low interest loans to farmers, home owners, businesses and struggling families, FORGE needs money to lend. FORGE currently has 105 member investors with investments ranging from $26.00 to $200,000. FORGE currently offers interest rates above the current CD rates to investors with over $500 in their accounts. The interest rates (either fixed or variable) and terms are negotiable. Please contact the FORGE staff for details. No investor has ever lost any part of their investment with FORGE. Investors with balance of $500 or more automatically become voting members of the organization.
FORGE is seeking support from individuals, trusts, businesses, corporations, and foundations that want to help FORGE provide loans to sustain the rural communities in the Ozarks and preserve the Ozark environment.
You can invest in FORGE in the following ways:
Regular Account Accounts of $500 or less provide funds for the revolving loan fund. All interest earned is utilized for operational support of the FORGE agency.
Interest Earning Account An investment of $500 to $5,000 earns interest payable to the investor. Interest earned is 2% less than the Federal Discount Rate. The investor can elect to donate all or a portion of the interest back to FORGE for operational support.
Large Interest Earning Account An investment of over $5,000 earns interest payable to the investor. Interest earned is 1.5% less than the Federal Discount Rate. The investor can elect to donate all or a portion of the interest back to FORGE for operational support.
Special Investment Accounts For investments of $10,000 or more, contact FORGE for details.
Phone: (479) 738-1585
Fax: (479) 738-6288
P.O. Box 1138
Huntsville, AR 72740