Nishmah named to Slingshot Guide supplement list

Nishmah, locally a program of the Jewish Community Center, has been named one of 18 leading Jewish organizations committed to impacting the lives of women and girls in one of two new supplements to the Slingshot Guide. The supplements are each focused on a specific issue area and were released recently alongside the ninth annual Slingshot Guide, Slingshot 2013-14. Selected from among hundreds of finalists reviewed by 83 professionals with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life, the Slingshot evaluators laud Nishmah for its work with a multigenerational and denominational audience and its dedication to creating substantive leadership opportunities for women and girls in St. Louis.

Organizations included in this year’s women and girls supplement were evaluated on their innovative approach, the impact they have in their work, the leadership they have in their sector, and their effectiveness at achieving results. “Nishmah is proud to be among the 18 organizations included in this brand new supplement,” said Sara Winkelman, Nishmah Director. “The organizations included in Slingshot’s women and girls supplement represent the array of ways that the Jewish community supports women and girls at all stages of life and in all sorts of situations.”

Will Schneider, Executive Director of Slingshot, said the new supplement recognizes the important work of Jewish organizations focusing on women and girls. “It only makes sense to give these organizations the recognition they deserve and in doing so, also boost their presence among volunteers, donor and activists,” he said.

Being listed in the Guide is often a critical step for selected organizations to attain much needed additional funding and to expand the reach of their work. Selected organizations are eligible for grants from the Slingshot Fund, a peer-giving network of young donors with an eye for identifying, highlighting and advancing causes that resonate the most with the next generation of philanthropists.