Richard S. Shineman Foundation

"A Catalyst For Change" - Dedicated to building the capacity of not-for-profit organizations through the highest standards in professional grantmaking

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Our Grantmaking

Integrity.  Honesty.  Compassion.  Excellence in grantmaking. Partnership. Join us, today.

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Serving the Oswego Community

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Oswego County by providing grants to not-for-profit organizations that will create a vibrant community life.

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2018 Application Deadlines

  • Round 3:  October 5, 2018





Focus Areas

We seek to provide grants that focus on:

  • Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic Benefit
  • Environment
  • Religion
  • Health & Human services
  • Historic preservation
  • Economic Revitalization

Focus on Oswego

The Foundation will make grants to organizations that are located in
or benefit Oswego County through
specific projects or programs. Our vision
is to be a transformative "Catalyst for
Change" and create vibrant life for all
residents in Oswego County. 

Recent News

Below is recent news from the Shineman Foundation

30 Jul
Twelve Central New York not-for-profit organizations serving Oswego County received...
28 Mar
Eight not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants totaling $400,000 from the...
23 Mar
Shineman Foundation’s $1 million gift to expand and name college's "Sheldon...

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