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The Shineman Foundation by the Numbers
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Stories from our Grantees
Fulton Public Library Children's Room Renovations
The children’s room at the Fulton Public Library has reopened after being closed for a month due to…
Shineman Foundation Grant to ORA Marks Another Year of Revitalization and Growth
The restoration of front porches. The colorfully painted historic homes. The flower gardens along…
Shineman Foundation Awards Fulton Block Builders a Matching $125,000 Grant
The Richard S. Shineman Foundation’s vision is to act as a “catalyst for change” to enhance the…
Shineman Awards $63,000 to Imagination Library in Oswego County
The Richard S. Shineman Foundation recently awarded a $63,000 grant to the United Way of Greater…
Restore CNY - 'The Hub'
Many children are in crisis from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, there's a group of…
The Impact of the Shineman Foundation
The Fulton Family YMCA is an association united by a common goal to strengthen our communities and…
Shineman Supports Critical Community Need - A True Catalyst for Change
Stan and Ann Long served the Oswego County community for decades as the owners of Harbor Lights…
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.