In 2013 and 2014, in order to garner support for innovative programs in the DC area Jewish community, EJF Philanthropies teamed up with Slingshot to publish a DC edition of the Slingshot Guide. The programs included in the guide address the needs of the twenty-first century Jewish community in a variety of creative and inspiring ways.
In addition to the guide, we held a series of events to reach out to various stakeholders in the community, from college students to young adults to Jewish professionals. After learning about the organizations in Slingshot, participants had the opportunity to give mini-grants (provided by EJF Philanthropies) to the organizations of their choice. Matan, JCADA, the Jewish Mindfulness Center at Adas Israel, Moishe House, Maryland Hillel, and Sunflower Bakery all received grants at these events by popular demand. On December 14th, 2014, we held a final event, bringing together Jewish philanthropists and funders from the Washington, D.C. in celebration of innovation in the region.
The Slingshot DC-Edition features the following organizations:
All of these organizations received grants from EJF Philanthropies in recognition of being selected to be included in the Slingshot-DC Edition. Five of the organizations were invited to present for around 200 representatives of D.C.’s funding community who then voted to award the organizations additional grants on behalf of EJF Philanthropies. Those five were:
GLOE at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center
MoEd: A Jewish Afterschool Community
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
GLOE was voted to receive the largest grant of $30,000.