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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2020 Application Deadlines

  • Round 1:  February 24, 2020
  • Round 2:  June 15, 2020
  • Round 3:  October 12, 2020





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

26 Nov
Twelve not-for-profit organizations received grant awards totaling $593,000 from the...
22 Jul
Seven Oswego County not-for-profit organizations received grants from the Richard S...
11 Apr
Eleven not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants totaling $270,000 from the...

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