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Leveling the playing field by creating opportunities today – for tomorrows’ African American entrepreneurs.

Leveling the playing field by creating opportunities today for tomorrow’s African American entrepreneurs.

Your Forté

Our Finance

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT & ECONOMIC IMPACT

The What’s Your Forté Foundation and Greenwood Archer Capital, have joined forces to create the Your Forté, Our Finance program. The program aims to, invest, grow, and rebuild the underserved communities in the south and west sides of Chicago.

By The Numbers

3,000,000

In loans deployed in 6 years

100

Of loans to African Americans

37

Of loans to start-up businesses

158,400

Average loan size

70

Of borrowers are low-moderate income

700

Over 700 jobs created/retained

The program’s mission extends beyond providing micro-financing benefits to primarily African American-owned small businesses, the program empowers entrepreneurs to support economic development within their community, in turn leading the way for a stronger infrastructure.

Investing in disinvested and underinvested communities provides long term effects that span beyond the support of our program. Compounded over time, these investments can lead to access to better schools, healthier food, and higher standards of living.

We believe that our communities deserve these opportunities, and through this program, we
will work until equality is realized in these, and all other areas.

Let's Build Something Together