Giving back is fundamental to who we are, which is why the Slingshot Charitable Foundation exists today. Our Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of under-achievement in at-risk and underprivileged students. For every hour a Slingshotter bills, a dollar is put into a fund that supports local groups dedicated to building up the future generations of greater Dallas. We have to admit that it feels pretty good knowing that a piece of every day benefits our community.
What is the Slingshot Charitable Foundation?
How does it work? Who funds the Foundation?
What is the community impact? Why does it matter?
The Slingshot Foundation is a philanthropic 501(c)3 organization committed to improving the greater Dallas community by helping future generations succeed through early childhood learning. Founded in 2010, the Foundation is supported by Slingshot, LLC employees.
Through financial gifts and service, The Foundation strives to support groups who are locally based, believe in the importance of early intervention, and are focused on breaking the cycle of under-achievement by at-risk and underprivileged students.
We’re funded by Slingshot, a full-service advertising agency in the West End of Downtown Dallas. For each hour that an employee bills, a dollar is put into the fund.
Groups that receive donations must provide at least one opportunity during the year for Slingshot employees to volunteer with the organizations to get an idea of where the donations are going. Employees can make a choice to volunteer as a tutor, assist a sports team or other activities at the schools, or provide pro-bono marketing support for the schools’ annual campaigns.
Maybe it’s because we grew up here and started families here, but we care about this city and the people who call Dallas home. The surest way for us to see Dallas continue to prosper is to educate our city's youth.
If we can teach our community’s future caretakers to love education and creative problem solving while they’re still young, they will have a more promising future. And so will the city of Dallas.
These are the children that are going to lead Texas.
- Brad Camp
President of OLPH Advisory Counsel
I tell my teachers I want to see students running up the sidewalk each morning because they can't wait to get inside to learn all these neat things. Once you get that excitement around school and learning there's no stopping it.
- Dan Quill
Principal at OLPH
Education will be the only way out of poverty.
- Salvador Guzman
Pastor at OLPH