Poverty and Memphis have been tightly linked for too long. For years, Memphis has hovered at or near the top of many national poverty rankings. Now is the time to fundamentally reconsider how we allocate our limited resources in this most urgent fight. Our neighbors deserve nothing less.
Slingshot makes strategic, long-term investments, often in partnership with other funders, in organizations with the evidence or potential to create the most impact. Over time, we will rebalance investments as needed, directing dollars toward places that need it the most.
Your investment in Slingshot goes 100% to the work, not our expenses. Our Measurement Funders, alongside our Board of Directors, are committed to covering all operating costs. This unique framework guarantees that every cent of every dollar invested in Slingshot's IMPACT Fund will directly impact our city's highest-performing poverty-fighting programs.