Grants: 2018

Recent Grants

Strategic Grants were given to the following organizations in 2018:

Arts and Culture: Grants to nonprofits providing art programs.

  • CNY Arts Inc. - $10,000 will be used to promote Oswego County's art, cultural and historic venues across a ten county region via a comprehensive billboard, print and TV digital marketing campaign.  

Civic Benefit: Grants to nonprofits that foster community participation and engagement.

  • Parish Public Library - Received $50,000 in funding as part of its capital campaign to raise 25% of the total funds needed to secure a New York State Library Construction Grant for expansion of the library in order to provide more services to Parish area residents.

 Economic Revitalization:  Grants to organizations to promote community revitalization.

  • The Research Foundation for SUNY-Oswego Renaissance - Awarded $200,000 representing the foundation’s continued commitment to assist the ORA in its fifth year of growing the momentum of reinvestment and vibrancy in the city of Oswego’s neighborhoods. 

Education:  Grants to schools and organizations with educational programs.

  • Harbor Festivals Guild - Received $5,000 for its Children's Park to feature STEM activities.
  • Workforce Development Board of Oswego County - Awarded $42,000 for its Skill Up Oswego County 2.0 initiative and public relations campaign to raise awareness of all the workforce development courses and services available at the county’s One Stop Career Center in Fulton.

Health and Human Services:  Grants to nonprofits providing social and human services.

  • Food Bank of Central New York - $10,000 in funding to expand its mobile food pantry to Altmar and Volney where there is limited access to grocery stores or emergency food programs.
  • Northern Oswego County Health Services Inc.$50,000. To support the rollout of its rebranding initiative across the county.
  • Oswego Health Inc. - Awarded $29,327, in partnership with the Oswego County Health Department, to implement the interactive Healthy Highway program in all 23 Oswego County elementary schools in the 2018-2021 academic years.