Our Grantmaking


Sheldon Hall

Integrity.  Honesty.  Compassion.  Excellence in grantmaking.


Join us, today.

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation uses its financial resources to build the capacity of not-for-profit organizations to enhance the quality of life in Oswego County.  The vision of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation is to become a “Catalyst for Change.”   As part of this, the Foundation seeks to build relationships with its partnering not-for-profits, allowing them to become more effective, and to build strong social bonds that will bring the community together.

Learn more about our grantmaking policies

Read our FAQs to get more information

How to apply

Begin your application

For grantees promoting a grant