Foundation News

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
Sep 25, 2014
(Via WRVO News) Community leaders, business representatives and educators met in Oswego recently to discuss ways to reduce bullying in schools and provide students with the tools to become successful citizens. The "... read more
Aug 08, 2014
We're happy to announce our July 2014 grants to the Oswego and Central New York community organizations. Our next deadline is September 12th. We look forward to seeing even more new projects for our community.  The... read more
Jul 01, 2014
Hulett Park in Fulton will have beautiful new playground equipment for the children to play on thanks to the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.The foundation recently awarded the Friends of Fulton Parks a $16,000 grant to... read more
May 28, 2014
In an effort to help those in the community learn about local nonprofits and the positive impact they have in our area, we have dedicated a section of our website to highlight groups like yours. Our Spotlight Nonprofit... read more
May 28, 2014
Local Philanthropy News:  New Oswego County Community Foundation Oswego, NY (May 28, 2014) – At a time when government support and nonprofit business models are changing, Oswego’s charitable organizations will soon... read more
May 20, 2014
Jon Zella Community Outreach Coordinator Shineman Foundation   The Shineman Foundation Donates Nearly $200,000 to Central New York Nonprofits May 19, 2014 (Oswego, New York) – Eight Central... read more
May 20, 2014
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... read more
Apr 18, 2014
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... read more
Apr 01, 2014
 AFP-CNY Fundraising Day Friday, April 11, 2014  8:00am – 3:00 pm  Sheraton University Hotel & Conference Center 801 University Ave, Syracuse NY   (Click here for the original site and for ticket information)  ... read more
Apr 01, 2014
The Richard S. Shineman Foundation announced a $150,000 grant award to support Oswego neighborhood revitalization through the Oswego Renaissance Association (ORA).  The grant will support ORA’s neighborhood... read more
Feb 26, 2014
The original article, via Oswego County Today, can be found here. OSWEGO, NY – Healthcare professionals representing virtually every healthcare provider in Oswego County gathered recently at the American Foundry to... read more
Feb 13, 2014
Press release via Oswego County Today. Click here for the original story. OSWEGO, NY – The Friends of Oswego County Hospice are beginning a year-long education campaign regarding the benefits of Hospice care for people... read more