January 2014 Grants

Friends of Oswego Hospice - $25,000.  Funds used for promotion and marketing of Oswego County Hospice's services. The goal will be to educate the community about the family- centered care that Oswego County Hospice provides and to provide the tools to the medical community to understand when and how to make referrals to Oswego County Hospice.  

Fulton Community Revitalization Corporation - $20,000.  Contribution to purchase dredging equipment in order to assist in the clean up of Lake Neatahwanta. Completion of this necessary phase of lake cleanup will allow the return of Stevenson Beach back to the community and allow more economic development opportunities along the Fulton water-front.  

Matthew 25 Farm - $7,000.  Funds will be used for addition of drainage ditches/ swales and tile work at two farm sites. The project will allow more acreage to be planted which will in turn provide more produce to food banks, homeless shelters and needy individuals throughout Central New York.  

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse - $15,000.  Support of Merry-Go-Round Youth Theater Sequential Dramatics program sites in Oswego County.  

On Point for College - $20,000 award to the On Point for College Math & Science Success project. The program will strategically advise two- year students to pursue Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields and strengthen the relationship of the program with SUNY Oswego, referring additional students to the University's STEM initiative.  

Oswego Health Department - $8,466.  Funding to implement the Health Highway Program in two Oswego City elementary schools as a pilot program for Oswego County. The goal of the program is to increase knowledge of health food choices and promote healthy choices regarding physical activity and nutrition.  

Syracuse University - Project Engage - $18,700. Support of summer residential engineering program for high-ability middle school girls run by the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. Goal of the program is to increase the number of women in the engineering talent pool with ties to Central New York. 

Oswego Renaissance Association- $150,000.  Funding to implement Neighborhood Revitalization Plan including Block Challenge Grants and Neighborhood Pride Projects. Intended outcome is to restore neighborhood confidence and reinvestment. 

Vandercamp Garden- $9,050.  Increase capacity of produce production to feed local food banks while teaching camp children about the environment and providing a new model of land use for other camps.  

Wisdom Thinkers Network- $20,000.  Support in implementing the Stories to Light Our Way Education program and anti- bullying simulation games to promote positive changes in behavior, improved academic performance and a better more inclusive school environment.