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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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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Our Grantmaking

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

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2019 Application Deadlines

  • Round 1:  February 22, 2019
  • Round 2:  June 7, 2019
  • Round 3:  October 4, 2019





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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