Slingshot Fund

The Slingshot Fund offers grantmaking training to funders in their 20s and 30s across North America.

Members: 20
Giving: $100,000 Annually
Member Contribution: $5,000 - $10,000

About Slingshot Fund

The Slingshot Fund offers grant making training to funders in their 20s and 30s across North America. Joining the Slingshot Fund is an exciting opportunity to have a peer-grantmaking experience, leverage your giving, and to learn about cutting-edge Jewish organizations across North America. There is no one-size-fits-all reason for joining - members join to build relationships with like minded people, explore the Jewish not-for-profit world, learn more about grantmaking, or simply have a philanthropic experience independent of their families.

The idea for Slingshot developed organically following a weekend retreat for a dozen young Jews in 2004, who were preparing to become involved in their family foundations. Participants were hoping to learn how to navigate the alphabet soup of the Jewish community and sort out which organizations resonated for themselves and their peers. They imagined a Zagat-style guidebook and with the help of staff from the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies they worked to produce Slingshot: A Resource Guide to Jewish Innovation to highlight the 50 most innovative nonprofits in North American Jewish life for themselves and their peers.

In 2007, the next-generation funders responsible for Slingshot took their concept a step further, and created the Slingshot Fund, a peer-giving network, to support Jewish organizations that resonated with their generation. The Slingshot Fund exposes its next generation funders to a professional grant-making process. While many come from family’s involved in philanthropy, most have yet to review grant proposals, conduct site visits, and make allocation decisions. In conjunction with a group of their peers, Slingshot offers them the opportunity to develop those skills and learn from experts in the field while leveraging their small gifts into a significant grant pool.

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