Albany Community Together, Inc. (ACT!) was created in 1997 with the primary mission to create opportunities by helping low-wealth individuals who are not served or underserved by traditional financial institutions to build wealth through small business ownership, and access to capital. ACT’s mission has evolved to building wealth and creating economic opportunities in Georgia by providing affordable access to capital and business support for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.
ACT! became a SBA micro-loan intermediary in 2003. In 2007, ACT! was certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides loans and business development to businesses in the Southwest Georgia area. In 2012, ACT! contracted with the State of Georgia to implement the State Small Business Credit Initiative funded by the Department of Treasury.