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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:

No upcoming dates in 2022

Grant Application Deadlines:

No upcoming dates in 2022

Board Meetings & Grant Awards:

No upcoming dates in 2022

*Signifies grant awards

Stories from our Grantees

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Grant from the Shineman Foundation helps drive the Fulton Dream Courts

$75,000

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation is going one on one to challenge the Fulton community to support…

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Shineman Foundation Supports OCO Youth Shelter

$50,400

For the past 31 years Oswego County Opportunities’ Homeless Services has been a safe haven for…

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Oswego Lacrosse Foundation to Sponsor Men's Senior Box Lacrosse Team

$25,000

With assistance from Mayor Billy Barlow and the city of Oswego, as well as a substantial grant from…

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Fulton Public Library Children's Room Renovations

$28,000

The children’s room at the Fulton Public Library has reopened after being closed for a month due to…

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Shineman Foundation Grant to ORA Marks Another Year of Revitalization and Growth

$125,000

The restoration of front porches. The colorfully painted historic homes. The flower gardens along…

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Shineman Foundation Awards Fulton Block Builders a Matching $125,000 Grant

$125,000

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation’s vision is to act as a “catalyst for change” to enhance the…

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Shineman Awards $63,000 to Imagination Library in Oswego County

$63,290

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation recently awarded a $63,000 grant to the United Way of Greater…

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Restore CNY - 'The Hub'

$21,000

Many children are in crisis from the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, there's a group of…

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
Spring 2022

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