April 2014 Grants

We're happy to announce our April 2014 grants to the Oswego and Central New York community organizations. Our next deadline is June 13th. We look forward to seeing even more new projects for our neighbors. 

Say Yes To Education  - $10,000. Starting in 2011, Say Yes' Collaborative Summer Success Academy allows recent high school graduates to get a head start on their college studies by offering 6 credits over 5 weeks. These funds will allow the program to expand to include students from a wide range of colleges in Central New York, including SUNY Oswego. 

Oswego Little League - $25,000. Oswego Little League offers students from a wide range of ages to participate and grow as players and community members. The funds from this grant will be used to build batting cages in the Fort Ontario complex for players to work on their batting skills.

H. Lee White Museum - $5,000. In partnership with Fort Ontario and CNY Arts, The H. Lee White museum is spearheading a professional production of an award winning play to commemorate the crucial 1814 Battle of Oswego during the War of 1812, The Great Rope.

Friends of Fulton Parks - $16,000. This project will improve Hulett park in Fulton by upgrade playground equipment.  Friends of Fulton Parks works to coordinate new and exciting park projects throughout Fulton and surrounding communities.

Friends of Camp Hollis  - $21,000. Funding will go towards the purchases and installation of a high ropes course, which is designed to appeal to the visual, kinesthetic, and auditory capacities of youth with particular attention being paid to the hard of hearing who attend the camp.

Central New York Community Foundation - Oswego Community Foundation - $100,000  matching grant over two years for new funds contributed to the newly formed Oswego Community Foundation.  These funds will help grow the endowment of the Oswego Community Foundation which, in turn, will allow the Oswego Community Foundation to meet the changing needs of the community.

WHOLE ME, Inc. - $5,000. Funds will be used in the production of the documentary entitled, "You Know My Name But You Don't Know My Story," which brings real stories and experiences about those with hear disabilities living and working in CNY into the public eye to combat ignorance and create empathy to build a cohesive community.

Symphoria - $20,000. Funds will be used in the planning and execution of two orchestra performances in Oswego, one at Breitbeck Park and the other at Oswego Middle School this summer and fall respectively.