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    A Catalyst for Change
    in Oswego County

    Dedicated to improving the quality of life in Oswego County and Central New York by providing grants to nonprofit organizations.

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    “The Shineman Legacy:
    The Founder Speaks”

    The family and the story behind Richard S. Shineman Foundation and its enduring vision.

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    Workshops and Professional Development Opportunities

    More than a grant-maker, we offer a range of opportunities for training, networking and capacity building to qualified nonprofit organizations in Oswego County.

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    Proud of our $4 Million Gift to SUNY Oswego!

    Our historic gift was instrumental in establishing the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering & Innovation

Important
Dates

Letter of Inquiry Deadlines:

Round 1:
Round 2:
Round 3:

Grant Application Deadlines:

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Round 3:

Board Meetings & Grant Awards:

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Stories from our Grantees

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The Impact of the Shineman Foundation

$70,000

The Fulton Family YMCA is an association united by a common goal to strengthen our communities and…

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Shineman Supports Critical Community Need - A True Catalyst for Change

$130,000

Stan and Ann Long served the Oswego County community for decades as the owners of Harbor Lights…

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The Friends of Camp Hollis

$25,000

The Friends of Camp Hollis (FOCH) is a nonprofit support system for the Oswego County owned and…

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Fulton Wrestling Club

$75,000

This year, thanks in large part to the Shineman Foundation, the Fulton Wrestling Club will realize…

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H. Lee White Maritime Museum

$10,000

The purpose of the Maritime Museum is to “promote, protect, enhance and collect the historical…

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Friends of Fulton Parks

$18,620

The Friends of Fulton Parks’ mission is to revitalize the Fulton city parks, in collaboration with…

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The Children's Museum of Oswego

$250,000

The Children’s Museum of Oswego (CMOO) has transitioned from a mobile, program-based children’s…

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Fulton Block Builders

$150,000

Early in the spring of 2020, it looked as if the entire Fulton Blocks Builders program would not…

About the Shinemans

Dick Shineman and Barbara Palmer, two middle-aged, respected professors at SUNY Oswego in Upstate New York. A meeting in a church parking lot. A romance. A marriage. Two lives lived generously, despite vastly different backgrounds.

Few knew that Richard Shubert Shineman, a bachelor and founding chair of the college's chemistry department, had a privileged childhood, later inheriting and further building a fortune beyond most people's imaginations.

The Shineman Foundation in the News

Latest Newsletter
Summer 2021

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