Forge Project was launched in 2021 by Becky Gochman and Zach Feuer to provide support for current and future Indigenous leaders, to serve as a model for repair and redress in colonial institutions, and to combat inequities in Native representation in these same institutions. Forge is currently in the process to transition to full Native-led organizational oversight.
Generous seed funding for the first five years of the organization is provided entirely by Becky Gochman, to allow the time and cushion for these new Native operational models to be developed and implemented. During the transition, Forge Project is structured as an LLC. Forge Project LLC does not produce income, sell goods, or profit from the work of the organization.