Foundation News

Nov 10, 2015
MEXICO – As of this fall, the United Baptist Church of Scriba, with the aid of others in the community, has been implementing a Blessings in a Backpack program for 50 students at the New Haven Elementary School.... read more
Nov 10, 2015
FULTON – With the fall production of Oliver onstage, CNY Arts Center celebrates the first anniversary of its strategic partnership and shared location with Cayuga Community College.   Rueby Wood Holsopple sings “... read more
Oct 06, 2015
The cast of Oliver has been rehearsing since August with music and choreography for the classic musical set to run November 6-15 at CNY Arts Center located on the Cayuga Community College Campus at 11 River Glen Drive... read more
Aug 28, 2015
Baldwinsville (WSYR-TV) - The new Northwest Family YMCA in Baldwinsville is getting some big help with its final fundraising push to reach its $6 million overall goal. The “Y” launched its ‘All In Campaign... read more
Aug 19, 2015
FULTON, NY – Kathy Fenlon, a member of the Shineman Foundation Board of Directors (second from right), presented Ali McGrath, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, with a donation... read more
Aug 04, 2015
OSWEGO, NY - Shineman Foundation Donates Nearly $300,000 to CNY Not-for-Profits Sixteen Central New York not-for-profit organizations, a large percentage of which are based in Oswego County, received grants from the... read more
Jul 23, 2015
The Fulton community came together last week to install new playground equipment at Hulett Park on Division Street, with more than 75 people volunteering their time for the project. Friends of Fulton Parks board member... read more
May 06, 2015
Congratulations to the women of Oswego County who were honored with the “Women of Distinction” Award from State Senator Patty Ritchie at a special ceremony held at Watertown's historic Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library... read more
Apr 23, 2015
Every dollar raised by the Cayuga Community College Foundation will bring back another from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation of Oswego, the CCC Foundation announced in a press release Monday. The Shineman Foundation... read more
Apr 20, 2015
With a $25,000 grant from the Shineman Foundation, the Fulton Family YMCA is able to make the Family Programming position fulltime, which in turn, helps the Y grow memberships, specifically paid family memberships,... read more
Apr 08, 2015
The Oswego Renaissance Association (ORA) announced a $150,000 grant award from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation to continue the momentum of the neighborhood revitalization work that began in Oswego last year. The... read more
Apr 06, 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... read more
Feb 16, 2015
By Lesley Semel of Oswego County Business.  The Oswego County Community Foundation has reached its fundraising goal of $500,000 and is now poised to start the process of issuing grants to qualified nonprofit... read more
Jan 23, 2015
Grant Submission Deadlines February 15 June 12 October 9.  Organizations are strongly encouraged to contact Foundation staff via email ( to ask questions or to schedule a meeting to... read more
Oct 03, 2014
OSWEGO -- Karen S. Goetz, former president and CEO of Inforia, Inc., will take over Oct. 20 as executive director of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation. Goetz, a 27-year-veteran entrepreneur and company executive, will... read more