Community Forge is a non-profit association in Geneva, Switzerland. Community Forge designs, develops and provides complementary currency systems and tools in order to help communities become more resilient. It distributes free, open-source software for managing currencies and provides hosted web space.
The mission statement of Community Forge is stated as follows:
“By offering economic tools, to enable real-world and virtual communities to declare their own localised currencies, and to trade in them using open source software (See Matthew Slater), thus building a more sustainable economy for the 21st century. Community Forge seeks to:
- enable communities to use mutual credit currencies as part of a larger localisation movement;
- campaign and educate for interest free money;
- concentrate expertise and foster experimentation in complementary currency design.
- Community Forge (2013), Our Story, available at http://communityforge.net/our-story ↩