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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Our new office address is:  Richard Shineman Foundation, 317 W. 1st Street, Suite 101, Oswego, NY 13126

Our new office number is:  (315) 216-6644


Shineman Foundation


The vision of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation is
to become a “Catalyst for Change.” The Shineman Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of
life in Central New York by providing grants to
not-for-profit organizations that will enhance our local
community. As part of this, the Foundation seeks to
build relationships with its partnering not-for-profits,
allowing them to become more effective, and to build
strong social bonds that will bring the community


The window is now open for second round grant applications.

To apply, see more details under Our Grantmaking.

Application deadline to apply is June 14, 2021.


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




Recent News

Below is recent news from the Shineman Foundation

21 Apr
“The Shineman Legacy: The Founder Speaks,” a new book released today (Wednesday,...
19 Apr
Six not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants totaling $335,000 from the...
16 Nov
Fourteen not-for-profit organizations received grant awards totaling $458,668 from...