The Shineman Foundation Announces First Grants of 2015

OSWEGO, NY – The Shineman Foundation Announces First Grants of 2015. 

Nonprofits big and small received grants totaling $410,000 from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation in the first of three 2015 grant rounds at its March board meeting. Projects reach a wide range of people and organizations that focus on education, community revitalization, economic growth, nutrition and fitness, and capital campaigns.

Part of a continuing project in the city of Oswego, the Oswego Renaissance Association received funds to further pursue their goal of community revitalization through matching funds for household improvement. Nearly 100 households participated in Year One contributing to neighborhood confidence and reinvestment creating noticeable outcomes.

The Oswego County Community Foundation received its last $50,000 matching grant following the achievement of not only meeting, but exceeding its fundraising goal at the beginning of 2015. In education, specifically in secondary schooling, the Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus received a matching challenge grant to continue to develop storefronts and other student spaces for community and other functions. The goal is to significantly increase the college’s rate of enrollment from Oswego County’s high schools.

Other projects include equipment for an inclusive sports program in the schools by Move Along Inc., Fulton Family YMCA capacity building grant for family support and nutrition, and The Children’s Museum of Oswego’s capital campaign feasibility study. Harborfest Children’s Park, a character education program from Wisdom Thinkers Network, Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre sequential dramatics program in the schools, and a planned music conservatory program for youngsters also will help lift up some of the county’s youngest citizens.

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