Foundation News

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
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