We move your community FORWARD
FORWARD provides solutions to administer programs to households and small businesses.
The FORWARD solution
FORWARD simplifies and streamlines program administration, empowering governments to serve more people, faster and more securely than ever.
Working with our platform
FORWARD’s dedicated team maximizes your operation’s impact by consolidating application intake, payment processing, community development, marketing, and reporting all in one, user-friendly workflow.
See our work in action
FORWARD has already helped businesses and households in dozens of communities around the country. Learn more about our success stories and see what we can do for your community.
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Partners already moving FORWARD with us
“Thanks to FORWARD, the City of Spokane was the first in Washington state to successfully distribute 100% of its ERA1 funds. The FORWARD platform was indispensable in administering the Spokane Rental Assistance Program, streamlining all aspects of the program process so households can easily apply for critical funding.”
Former COVID-19 Program Manager, City of Spokane
“The FORWARD team is client-focused and community-minded. Those qualities blended with their solution mindset make tackling challenges together a fruitful pleasure, even under trying circumstances like disaster relief. They’re true collaborators.”
President & CEO, Whatcom Community Foundation
"By partnering with FORWARD, we helped more struggling small craft beverage producers including wineries receive funding through the Washington State Department of Agriculture Relief and Recovery Grant program. Their easy-to-use application process and focus on community partnerships amplify program reach getting more resources to the most affected small business owners. Thanks to our combined efforts, many struggling small wineries were able to survive the pandemic shutdowns."
Executive Director, Washington Wine Institute
“At every stage, FORWARD has worked with and supported us to ensure that the application process for the program was accessible to the immigrant communities we serve.”
Executive Director, Skagit Legal Aid
"The FORWARD Platform is a conduit that supercharges community engagement. Through our partnership with FORWARD, we were able to connect the most vulnerable small businesses and microenterprises in the City of Milpitas with critical resources."
Christian D. Malesic
President, Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
“FORWARD as a back office superpower has been invaluable, especially when it comes to assistance programs.”
Special Projects, Economic Development, City of Kirkland, WA
Let's work together
Our experienced staff has partnered with governments and agencies around the country to develop and implement turnkey assistance programs. See what we can do for your community.