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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Designed to support non-profit organizations that are      meeting the immediate needs of our neighbors in        Oswego county.

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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

09 Mar
The Richard S. Shineman Foundation is launching its first annual Nonprofit Education...
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...

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