It’s hard to believe, but in just a few weeks Slingshot will be opening applications for The 2018 Slingshot Guide!
The application will be live from September 5 – October 19, 2017. 

Get a sneak peak at the questions! Since the fall is such a busy time for all of us, we are making the questions and an application guide available in advance to give organizations some extra time to prepare. Download the SLINGSHOT GUIDE 2018 QUESTIONS HERE and the SLINGSHOT GUIDE 2018 APPLICATION GUIDE HERE

Questions? Email Rachel Hodes at


Who Should Apply?

  1. Is your project innovative in that it is creative, inventive, pioneering or groundbreaking in responding to the changing needs of the Jewish community? Are you meeting an unmet need, or serving an underserved population, in a different or new way?
  2. Do your activities have significant impact on the North American Jewish Community (beyond fundraising), and do you have enough data and experience to demonstrate that impact?
  3. Is your organization or project in a financially secure and stable place?
  4. Does your organization or project provide leadership to the field in which you work some way?

If you answered, “yes” to all of these questions, your organization sounds like it would be a strong candidate for inclusion in Slingshot ’18. If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply, please email to speak to a Slingshot staff member.

Why Should I Apply?
More than 80% of organizations featured in receive increased or new funding due to their inclusion, almost 90% receive media attention, and most build partnerships with other innovative organizations. Slingshot also exposes featured organizations to a network of next gen funders. The bottom line – Slingshot is a national seal of approval that can be used to further a variety of goals in creative ways.

Is There Guaranteed Funding Attached? 
No, selection for the guide does not guarantee funding from Slingshot. The Slingshot Fund makes grants of  up to $30,000 to a select number of projects featured in Slingshot.  Organizations selected for a Slingshot Guide in any given year are eligible to be considered for funding from the Slingshot Fund in that year. 

How Do I Apply?
All applications must be filled out online. Instructions will be sent when the application goes live in Fall 2017
. In order to assist you in writing your application, an application guide and copy of the application’s questions will be provided.

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