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Arts and Culture: Grants to nonprofits providing art programs.
Amount Organization Reason
$12,000 Art Association of Oswego/Oswego Players

Architectural plans for expansion

$15,000 Artswego

Funds will be used to build upon successes of last year's launch of this consortium project and will conclude in the upcoming 2016-17 academic year.

$5,000 Artswego

Community performances

$5,000 Artswego

Received funding to bring all 300 Oswego High School 10th grade students to a February 27 performance and after performance discussion with actors at SUNY Oswego.

$22,000 Artswego

In collaboration with SUNY Oswego and New York City-based The Acting Company, ARTSwego is developing a new project that uses theater to engage the community, advances collaboration among college and high school theater and education programs, and helps propel CNY college and high school students into their chosen field. Hamilton College, LeMoyne College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and a group of area high schools are a part of this consortium.

$7,500 Artswego

Outside Arts, Engaging our Community: With work being done to SUNY Oswego's Waterman Theatre, ARTSwego will be engaging a campus and community audience by bringing events to locations such as public parks, workplaces, libraries or even street corners.

$15,000 CNY Arts Center

Funds will be used for a marketing initiative, "Fulton's Future Project," to develop a vibrant arts community in Fulton.

$13,000 CNY Arts Center

Sound equipment and school drama program

$5,000 CNY Arts Center

Funds will be used for the safe installation of theatre lighting equipment at their new location at the Fulton Cayuga Community College campus. The goal is to eliminate trip hazards on the floor and provide more direct lighting onstage.

$4,500 Society for New Music

Funds will be used for a collaborative program called Vision of Sound Project brought to Oswego and Fulton, culminating in a program of live music and dance at Waterman Theater in February 2017.

$5,000 Society for New Music

Integrative music and dance program in Oswego

$5,000 H. Lee White Museum

In partnership with Fort Ontario and CNY Arts, The H. Lee White museum is spearheading a professional production of an award winning play to commemorate the crucial 1814 Battle of Oswego during the War of 1812, The Great Rope.

$10,000 Symphoria

Awarded $10,000 to fund its return to Oswego in July to present a free outdoor community concert on the historic grounds of Fort Ontario.

$25,000 Symphoria

Connect community members of all ages with the excitement of live classical music through a three-part project, Creating Community through Music in and for Oswego area youth and families.

$10,000 Symphoria

To fund its return to Oswego in July to present a free outdoor community concert on the historic grounds of Ft. Ontario.

$25,000 Symphoria

Funds will enable the organization to expand outreach to 5 school districts and the general population of Oswego County.

$20,000 Symphoria

Funds will be used for its December 7 performance at St. Mary's Church in Oswego and its summer 2018 concert at Fort Ontario.

$5,000 Symphoria

Awarded funding for several virtual Christmas concerts in the county during December.

$20,000 Symphoria

Received grant for the December 6 performance of the "Messiah" at St. Mary's Church in Oswego, its summer 2019 concert at Fort Ontario, and expansion of its musical performances into Oswego County libraries.

$20,000 Symphoria

Funds will be used in the planning and execution of two orchestra performances in Oswego, one at Breitbeck Park and the other at Oswego Middle School this summer and fall respectively.

$8,500 LaVeck Concerts

Big Concerts. Small Town: This project provides concerts for underserved portions of Oswego County. Funds from this grant will help ensure these concerts continue and increase quality, diversity, and profile of performing groups as well as apply best practices in marketing, fundraising, outreach, and better technology.

$22,500 LaVeck Concerts

This is a capacity building grant for LaVeck Concerts. Now in its seventh year, LaVeck Concerts provides 5-6 concerts per year at the Pulaski Congregational Church, bringing the majesty of classical music to new audiences and making a small community proud of an absolutely world-class experience.

$10,000 Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Grant is for its touring "Sequential Dramatics Program."

$15,000 Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Grant will be used for its touring "Sequential Dramatics Program" in Oswego County schools.

$16,000 Ontario Center for Performing Arts

Oswego Music Hall: This grant will be used for digital stage lighting and control system, and materials and signage for a new stage panel.

$33,236 Ontario Center for Performing Arts

Oswego Music Hall: Received a capacity-building grant to purchase essential technical equipment upgrades.

$10,000 Ontario Center for Performing Arts

Oswego Music Hall: Replace outdated and worn out sound equipment to improve sound, produce more sophisticated shows, attract modern sound technicians and engineers, and increase professionalism, public perception and participation.

$7,500 Oswego Players, Inc.

Funds will be used to hire a marketing intern for one year to guide the organization with the public relations and marketing of its programs and productions, increasing awareness of the organization and audience participation in productions to maintain the organization’s place in the cultural life of the greater Oswego community.

$3,000 The Research Foundation for SUNY-Origins Art Exhibit

This grant will fund a collaborative program with local school art teachers to encompass an eclectic art exhibition including tours of the art gallery on campus.

$45,000 Everson Museum of Art

Awarded a three-year grant to expand its digital programming into Oswego County schools, senior centers and libraries.

$4,000 Carrie Lazarus Fund for Extraordinary Talent

Funds will be used to build a new scholarship fund to assist talented middle and high school performing arts students in Oswego County.

$14,000 Pulaski Congregational Church

This is a capacity-building grant awarded to LaVeck Concerts for new initiatives to increase audience attendance and funding support.

$9,700 Oswego Players

In collaboration with six other art organizations, the grant was awarded to promote the Bemelmans Festival at Fort Ontario in May 2017.

$160,000 Oswego Players

Received a grant to address programming expansion and major structural improvements in and around the historic Civic Arts Center building adjacent to Fort Ontario.

$21,600 Oswego Players

Awarded funds to build the capacity of its year-round Theater Arts Youth Academy.

$15,000 Red House Arts Center Inc.

Received the grant in support of its capital campaign to fund its expansion and move into the old Sibley's Building in downtown Syracuse.

$12,000 Safe Haven

This capacity building grant will be used for redevelopment of its brand and website.

$100,000 CNY Arts Center 

Grant was given for its capital campaign to renovate and transform a building in downtown Fulton as a new community multi-arts center.

$10,000 CNY Arts Inc.

Grant will be used to promote Oswego County's art, cultural and historic venues across a ten county region via a comprehensive billboard, print and TV digital marketing campaign.

$6,500 Art Association of Oswego

Received funds for its 2019 Art Outreach Program.

$12,000 Art Association of Oswego

This grant will be used for revitalization of the ceramics studio and upgrading of 55 year old equipment to make the studio more inviting and functional.

$4,650 Children's Board of Oswego

Awarded grant to fund a collaboration between numerous community organizations for Keepers of the Lighthouse event to be held in July.

$24,000 CNY Community Arts Center

Received a capacity-building grant to purchase a movie-projection system.

$19,400 CNY Community Arts Center

Funds will be used for completion of final Phase 2 renovations in its new building in Fulton.

$5,000 Friends of Mexico Point Park

Received funds to assist with the restoration of historic Casey's Cottage at Mexico Point Park.

$10,000 Oswego Opera Theater

Funding to enhance its website and expand its marketing and social media platforms.

$15,000 REV Theatre Company

Formerly Merry-Go-Round Playhouse: funds will be used for its touring "Sequential Dramatics Program" in Oswego County Schools.

$20,000 CNY Arts, Inc.

Awarded funding to arts and culture organizations across the county that have experienced a huge decline in revenues due to COVID-19.

$17,000 Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Received a capacity-building grant to create two functioning studios in currently unused space that will be dedicated to youth in the community.

$5,000 Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Awarded a mini grant to continue its Young Artist Experience program, offering after school art sessions throughout the 2022-23 school year.

$15,000 The REV Theatre

Awarded grant for its virtual touring "Sequential Dramatics Program."

Civic Benefit: Grants to nonprofits that foster community participation and engagement.
Amount Organization Reason
$10,000 Catholic Charities

Youth Center supplies and programs

$10,000 H Lee White Museum

Strategic partnership/ merger costs

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$10,000 Oswego Community Foundation

Start-up operation expenses

$50,000 Oswego County Youth Bureau

Camp Zerbe repairs

$45,000 Oswego Renaissance Association

City of Oswego housing and market conditions study

$10,000 SUNY Oswego, Office of Business and Community Relations

Thrive Initiative

$7,000 Matthew 25 Farm

Funds will be used for addition of drainage ditches/ swales and tile work at two farm sites. The project will allow more acreage to be planted which will in turn provide more produce to food banks, homeless shelters and needy individuals throughout Central New York.

$25,000 Oswego Little League

Oswego Little League offers students from a wide range of ages to participate and grow as players and community members. The funds from this grant will be used to build batting cages in the Fort Ontario complex for players to work on their batting skills.

$100,000 Central New York Community Foundation

Oswego County Community Foundation: matching grant over two years for new funds contributed to the newly formed Oswego County Community Foundation. The first payment of $50,000 was made in 2014. These funds will help grow the endowment of the Oswego County Community Foundation which, in turn, will allow the Oswego County Community Foundation to meet the changing needs of the community.

$50,000 Central New York Community Foundation

Oswego County Community Foundation: This was a matching grant over two years. The first payment of $50,000 was made in 2014, the second payment of $50,000 was made in March of 2015. These funds will help grow the endowment of the Oswego County Community Foundation which, in turn, will allow the Oswego County Community Foundation to meet the changing needs of the community.

$15,000 Fulton Kiwanis Recreation Association, Inc.

Kid Haven Clubhouse Renovation: The renovation will replace the foot, strengthen and repair the foundation and general structure and includes a much needed addition, modernizes the snack bar and bathrooms and makes the building wheelchair accessbile. 

$10,000 WRVO Public Media

SUNY Oswego Metro Center Satellite Studio: The funds from this grant will help in the creation of a downtown Syracuse studio to be used for news and public affairs program production, training opportunities for SUNY Oswego media students, and occasional live radio broadcasts. 

$18,620 Friends of Fulton Parks

Funds will be used to complete Phase 2 improvements of the Rehabilitating Recreation Park project. Phase 2 improvements include restoration of the picnic shelter (pavilion) at Recreation Park.

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$30,000 Friends of Fulton Parks

This grant will be used towards the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation matching challenge grant for the unique Teen Play Space at Recreation Park on the shores of Lake Neatahwanta.

$17,051 Friends of Fulton Parks

Received grant in support of the installation of a security system at the newly renovated Teen Park at Recreation Park.

$9,500 Fulton Kiwanis Recreation Association, Inc.

This grant will enable the organization to complete the renovation project started in 2014 by fixing up the bathrooms and making both handicapped accessible.

$25,000 Operation Oswego County Foundation

This matching grant will be used for the winner of the upcoming 2017 Next Great Idea Business Plan Competition.

$20,000 Town of Schroeppel Community Services Department

This grant will be used to continue the revitalization of the town park. Funding provided to resurface the basketball court in the spring.

$45,969 Girl Scouts of NYPenn Pathways

A grant was awarded to Girl Scout Troop 10871 in Central Square to fund Phase 2 of its inclusive playground in 2022.

$5,000 SUNY Oswego Office of Business & Community Relations

Received funding to expand and enhance its Leadership Oswego County programming for the upcoming 2017-18 program year.

$5,000 SUNY Oswego Office of Business & Community Relations

Funds will be used as bridge financing while alternative funding is being raised.

$40,000 Purpose Farm

Funding will be use to build a pole barn to alleviate cramped conditions in the main barn used for programming for children that have emotional trauma from neglect, abuse or other causes.

$50,000 Parish Public Library

Received funding as part of its capital campaign to raise 25% of the total funds needed to secure a New York State Library Construction Grant for expansion of the library in order to provide more services to Parish area residents.

$50,000 Town of Richland

Received funding for its Haldane Center Improvement Project to maximize use of the facility's ice rink, sports fields and walking trails.

$10,000 Fulton Youth Soccer

Received funds to make much needed repairs and upgrades to its main building facility.

$20,000 Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Awarded a capacity-building grant to revitalize the Oswego and Fulton Farmers Markets.

$5,000 Sunrise Rotary Club of Oswego

Received funding for its Leotta Park Pavilion Project. 

$30,000 David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay

Awarded funding to pay for the construction of a large, previously donated municipal-quality playground system.

$54,968 Oswego County

Awarded grant for workforce development efforts. Digital signage will be installed and new technology, including laptops and a recharging station, will be purchased in order to establish a portable computer lab at the Career Center satellite office at the Department of Social Services building in Mexico.

$30,000 Village of Phoenix

Received funding for the installation of basketball and volleyball courts and fencing on the village-owned property adjacent to the Oswego River.

$25,000 Oswego Lacrosse Foundation

Community revitalization grant for replacement of obsolete equipment in time for the new lacrosse season.

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$75,000 Fulton Community Basketball

In support of its Fulton Dream Courts project. Located on the Fulton War Memorial campus, this planned outdoor construction project will dramatically expand the amount of programming offered and number of youths served. Awarded $25,000 now and the remaining $50,000 awarded as a 1:1 matching grant, payable when that amount is raised from other sources.

$13,900 Oswego Public Library

To hire a consultant to lead it in a strategic community assessment and planning process to help the library's board create a strong strategic framework for the future that best meets the needs of the community.

Economic/Workforce Development: Economic well-being and quality of life of individuals and the local community are improved according to targeted goals and objectives.
Amount Organization Reason
$150,000 Oswego Renaissance Association

Funding to implement Neighborhood Revitalization Plan including Block Challenge Grants and Neighborhood Pride Projects. Intended outcome is to restore neighborhood confidence and reinvestment. 

$87,500 Oswego County Habitat for Humanity

A capacity-building grant was given to the revitalized chapter to expand its effectiveness.

$100,000 Fulton Community Revitalization Corporation

A matching grant award was given to Fulton Block Builders, the grass roots organization in Fulton which initiated a very successful Healthy Neighborhood revitalization program this year modeled after the Oswego Renaissance Association's highly successful program in Oswego. The $100,000 award is a matching grant payable in the spring of 2018 following completion of fundraising in Fulton.

$100,000 Fulton Community Revitalization Corporation

This matching grand award, payable in the spring of 2017 of up to $100,000 following completion of fundraising, given to the Fulton Block Builders, the new grassroots organization initiating a Healthy Neighborhood revitalization program in Fulton modeled after the Oswego Renaissance Association.

$150,000 The Research Foundation for SUNY

Oswego Renaissance: Awarded $150,000 representing the foundation's continued commitment to assist the ORA in its seventh year of growing the momentum of reinvestment and vibrancy in the city of Oswego's neighborhoods.

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$150,000 The Research Foundation for SUNY-Oswego Renaissance

In their second year of this project, the goal is to position Oswego’s neighborhoods to compete effectively for families once again, and to become Neighborhoods of Choice. Funding will be used to incentivize households to reinvest in their homes and neighborhoods.

$70,000 Fulton Family YMCA

Awarded a grant in support of the opening of its new childcare program for children ages 6 months to 5 years.

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$25,000 Town of Schroeppel Community Services Department

This grant will be used to continue the revitalization of the town park. Funding provided to resurface the tennis courts in the spring.

$10,000 Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski

Received grant to assist with an electrical upgrade at Pulaski's South Park.

$150,000 Centerstate CEO

Fulton Block Builders: Awarded a matching grant up to $150,000 payable in the spring of 2019 following completion of fundraising for its very successful Healthy Neighborhood revitalization program.

$150,000 Centerstate CEO

Fulton Block Builders: Awarded a matching grant up to $150,000 payable in the spring of 2020 following completion of fundraising for its very successful Healthy Neighborhood revitalization program.

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$150,000 Centerstate CEO

Fulton Block Builders: Awarded a matching grant up to $150,000 payable in May 2021 following completion of fundraising for its very successful Health Neighborhood revitalization program.

$125,000 Centerstate CEO

Fulton Block Builders: Awarded a matching grant up to $125,000 payable in May 2022 following completion of fundraising for its very successful Health Neighborhoods revitalization program.

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$150,000 Research Foundation for SUNY

Oswego Renaissance: Awarded a matching grant up to $150,000 payable in May 2021 following completion of fundraising in support of its eighth year of growing the momentum of reinvestment and vibrancy in the city of Oswego's neighborhoods.

$125,000 Research Foundation for SUNY

Oswego Renaissance: Awarded a matching grant up to $125,000 payable in May 2022 following completion of fundraising in support of its ninth year of growing the momentum of reinvestment and vibrancy in the city of Oswego's neighborhoods.

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$150,000 Research Foundation for SUNY

Oswego Renaissance: Awarded funds in support of its sixth year of growing the momentum of reinvestment and vibrancy in the city of Oswego's neighborhoods.

$19,712 Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Received funds to support its Small Business Campaign.

$29,200 Integrated Community Planning of Oswego County

Received funding to spearhead a child care expansion pilot program to fill the identified gaps of infant care and provision of care during non-standard hours.

$25,000 Landmark Theatre

Awarded funding toward its auditorium seat replacement initiative.

$40,000 Operation Oswego County Foundation

Awarded a matching grant of $40,000 for its 2021 Next Great Idea Business Plan Competition, which will be paid at the end of March at the completion of its fundraising.

Education: Grants to schools and organizations with educational programs.
Amount Organization Reason
$5,000 Baltimore Woods

Nature in the City sponsorship

$10,000 Enable CNY

Enabling Parents program for parents of children with autism

$5,000 Harborfest

Children's park

$26,785 LeMoyne

Small Business Center partnership

$20,000 Literacy Coalition of Oswego County

Literacy needs assessment

$20,600 Literacy Coalition of Oswego County

Raising Kids Who Read: Funds will be used to expand literacy outreach to families in the county through a partnership with the Oswego County Fair this summer.

$15,000 Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse

Online historical retrospective and promotion of literacy

$13,500 Safe Haven Museum and Education Center

Architectural plans for expansion

$30,000 WCNY

Enterprise America Education Center

$90,000 Oswego YMCA

Awarded funds to expand its early learning programs for ages two through five and to begin offering "extended care" options for children whose parents work non-traditional hours.

$15,000 Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Funds will be used in five school districts in Oswego County to provide professional live theatre that directly enforces what students learn in the classroom.

$15,000 Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Support of Merry-Go-Round Youth Theater Sequential Dramatics program sites in Oswego County.

$10,000 Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Funds will support the Sequential Dramatics Program to help keep arts education in the school system.

$20,000 On Point for College

Award to the On Point for College Math & Science Success project. The program will strategically advise two-year students to pursue Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields and strengthen the relationship of the program with SUNY Oswego, referring additional students to the University's STEM initiative.

$75,000 On Point for College

Awarded funds to expand its nationally recognized College Access and Success services for students throughout Oswego County.

$18,700 Syracuse University

Project Engage: Support of summer residential engineering program for high-ability middle school girls run by the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. Goal of the program is to increase the number of women in the engineering talent pool with ties to Central New York.

$30,000 Wisdom Thinkers Network

This grant provides funding to assist Wisdom Thinkers Network in expanding their character-based education curricula throughout Oswego County's school districts.

$25,000 Wisdom Thinkers Network

Third year capacity building funding for the next phase of development and growth.

$20,000 Wisdom Thinkers Network

Support in implementing the Stories to Light Our Way Education program and anti-bullying simulation games to promote positive changes in behavior, improved academic performance and a better more inclusive school environment. 

$10,000 Say Yes To Education

Starting in 2011, Say Yes' Collaborative Summer Success Academy allows recent high school graduates to get a head start on their college studies by offering 6 credits over 5 weeks. These funds will allow the program to expand to include students from a wide range of colleges in Central New York, including SUNY Oswego.

$21,000 Friends of Camp Hollis

Funding will go towards the purchase and installation of a high ropes course, which is designed to appeal to the visual, kinesthetic, and auditory capacities of youth with particular attention being paid to the hard of hearing who attend the camp.

$5,000 WHOLE ME, Inc.

Funds will be used in the production of the documentary entitled, "You Know My Name But You Don't Know My Story," which brings real stories and experiences about those with hearing disabilities living and working in CNY into the public eye to combat ignorance and create empathy to build a cohesive community.

$10,500 Onondaga Historical Association

Traveling Exhibit: Onondaga Historical Association is using funding to create a traveling exhibit for their current exhibit, "19th Century Photographer George N. Barnard: Ever a New Season," who took photographs of Oswego during the mid-19th century as well as battles during the Civil War. 

$5,000 Boyscout Longhouse Council, BSA 

Received funding to update its outdated technology and serve more youths across the county.

$6,950 Boyscout Longhouse Council, BSA 

Prepared For Life: Rural and Underserved Youth Scouting Outreach: $6,950. Funding for this project will allow The Longhouse Council to create and distribute marketing materials and program supplies to provide scouting programs to underserved rural populations in Oswego County to increase youth scouting membership.

$7,236 The Children's Center of Oswego

New Computers/Software Upgrades

$15,000 The Research Foundation for SUNY

At the Art Studio: This grant will be used to expand the age range of students and offer two programs in the summer.

$28,000 Fulton Public Library

Received funds for the renovation of its Children's Room.

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$36,000 Cayuga Community College-Fulton Campus

This is a challenge grant that will enable them to finish its “storefront” spaces for student clubs, a lounge and a workout center. The goal is to increase Oswego HS “capture rate,” number of community functions, and increase attendance at student events over the next three years.

$15,000 Everson Museum of Art

Funds will be used to enhance the museum’s reach in Oswego County for students and educators alike to experience the Museum and its collection through onsite visits and outreach efforts in Oswego County.

$30,000 Everson Museum of Art

Received funds for the expansion of its educational tours and outreach programming to art teachers and their classes.

$41,000 H. Lee White Marine Museum

Funds will be used to hire a full time curator and focus on the first phase of a plan to take initial steps to turn the museum into a permanently certified, cutting edge Great Lakes marine museum.

$5,000 Harbor Festivals Guild Inc.

Funds will be used to further build the parks capacity. The goal is to provide additional, positive, educational and engaging activities to children.

$15,000 On Point for College, Inc.

Award to the Math & Science Advancement for Underrepresented Students project to ensure that underrepresented students receive assistance through Math & Science grants. The program will strategically advise two-year students to pursue Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields and strengthen the relationship of the program with SUNY Oswego.

$35,000 Oswego Bookmobile

To provide the remaining funds needed to purchase a new bookmobile for use in the summer of 2022.

$5,000 Oswego Bookmobile

Funds will be used for legal fees to incorporate and achieve 501c3 status to operate more efficiently and be more effective at fund raising. The Oswego Bookmobile is truly a collaborative effort with such partners as the Oswego Public Library, Oswego College Foundation, and the Oswego City School District.

$13,000 Palermo United Methodist Church

This project will enable the church to make building modifications and offer their facility as a training center, partnering with other community agencies to provide public education in the area of Parenting Skills, Life Skills and other areas such as budgeting and money management.

$30,000 Public Broadcasting Council of CNY, Inc.

Funds will provide tuition support for Oswego County schools for the innovative Enterprise American program at WCNY in Syracuse, NY. This program is a true game-changer, as students not only learn vital 21st century learning skills but apply them in a real-world setting while exploring careers, which makes education relevant to them while challenging them to succeed.

$23,500 The Children’s Museum of Oswego

Funds will be used to conduct a campaign feasibility study for capital campaign groundwork preparation. They will evaluate the appeal, needs, goals, time and strategy for the project – transitioning from a mobile museum to a permanent location in downtown Oswego.

$26,000 Youth Conservatory

Funds will help start a Youth Conservatory that will provide music opportunities for K-12 students of Oswego County and beyond. This will be an ideal way for SUNY Oswego to share its unique resources with the community.

$4,500 Blessings in a Backpack

Fulton: Received grant to expand their mission to provide nutritious food on the weekend to any Fulton school-age child who needs it.

$22,006 Fitzhugh Park School

Awarded funding for the fifth year of its very successful "The Leader in Me" program.

$25,000 Fitzhugh Park School

Awarded a third-year grant of $25,000 to continue the expansion of its very successful Leader in Me program.

$23,511 Fitzhugh Park School

Received grant to support activities in the next phase of The Leader in Me Program.

$36,000 Fitzhugh Park School

The school will become the Oswego City School District pilot school of the Leader in Me whole-school transformation program.

$10,000 Friends of Fort Ontario, Inc.

Funds  will be used for professional photography for the artifacts in a new interactive Visitors Center Exhibit at the Fort. This project will be an important catalyst in spurring the movement to designate Fort Ontario as a National Park.

$5,000 Girl Scouts of NYPenn Pathways

Funds will be used for the one day College Life program this spring at Fulton’s Cayuga Community College campus, giving 9th and 10th grade girls in Oswego County the opportunity to expand their horizons and learn what it would be like to go to college.

$35,000 H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego

This grant will be used for the Long-Range Implementation Plan Phase 1, Year 2 towards achieving an Absolute Charter from the NYS Board of Regents.

$5,000 Harbor Festivals Guild

Received funds for its 2017 Harborfest Children’s Park in Oswego.

$5,000 Harbor Festivals Guild

Funds will be used to offer fun, educational activities, such as the S.T.E.A.M. station and the Robotics station, to children this year at the Harborfest Children’s Park in Oswego.

$5,000 Harbor Festivals Guild

Received funding for its Children's Park to feature STEM activities.

$40,000 National Math Foundation

Funds will be used to establish a Math Corps II pilot program at Charles E. Riley and Minetto elementary schools in the 2017-18 school year to boost student achievement through movement-based learning.

$4,000 National Math Foundation

Funds will be used for Math & Movement Institute scholarships for 8 teachers from Oswego City School District.

$26,000 Oswego County Historical Society

This grant will be used for the creation of an online Teacher Resource Project for Oswego County schools to ensure that Oswego County's history and heritage are preserved online for easy access.

$250,000 The Children's Museum of Oswego

An initial installment of $100,000 and the remaining $150,000 payable over three years toward their Build, Play, Grow fundraising campaign for the design, fabrication and installation of exhibits in their new location.

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$20,000 Frederick Leighton HSA

Received funds toward its fundraising campaign to purchase new playground equipment for installation this fall.

$25,000 H. Lee White Maritime Museum

Awarded grant in support of phase 3 of a multi-year capacity building project.

$23,500 H. Lee White Maritime Museum

Awarded funding in support of its long range strategic goal of becoming a nationally recognized museum with an Absolute Charter.

$40,000 Museum of Science & Technology

Funds will be used to bring its science program, "Oswego County Science on the Go," to all 78 sixth-grade classes in 16 school buildings in Oswego County.

$30,000 Museum of Science & Technology

Received grant for its "Oswego County on the Go" science program, which will bring a virtual or in-person 45-minute classroom-based science demonstration to all 78 sixth-grade classes in 16 school buildings in Oswego County.

$22,566 Oswego City School District

A second grant was awarded for Fitzhugh Park Elementary School to expand its pilot of the "Leader in Me" whole-school transformation program.

$30,000 Onondaga County Community College

This grant will be used to bring its Early College Credits program to all the high schools in Oswego County during the 2017-18 school year.

$31,000 Weston T. Hyde OC Educational Foundation

Received funds for the launch of the pilot "Read to Them" family literacy program in the Fulton, Mexico and Oswego school districts.

$92,084 Cayuga Community College

Received grant to lead a collaborative effort to get Oswego County certified as the first county in New York state to achieve the national ACT "Work Ready Communty" designation, to close the "skills gap" between those that need work and the companies that need workers.

$35,000 Children's Museum of Oswego

Awarded a capacity-building grant to hire a director of education.

$55,000 Children's Museum of Oswego

Provided funding for its capacity building project.

$56,668 Grace & Glory Ministries

Awarded funding for the expansion of its Foundations EDU program, which provides a structured environment for kids ages 5-13 during hybrid remote learning days or after school.

$10,000 Grace & Glory Ministries

Grant will be used to support the implementation of two new programs: Trading Post and Little Scholars Preschool.

$30,670 Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)

Awarded funding to bring a 45-minute classroom-based science demonstration to all 78 sixth-grade classes in 16 school buildings in Oswego County.

$50,000 Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)

Received funding for its digital theatre/planetarium upgrade and its "Oswego County Discovery Sessions" science program, which will bring a virtual or in-person 45-minute classroom-based science demonstration to all 78 sixth-grade classes in 16 school buildings in Oswego County.

$29,888 Museum of Science & Technology (MOST)

Awarded funds to continue its very successful classrom-based science demonstration to all 78 sixth-grade classes in 16 school buildings in Oswego County.

$36,500 The Reading League

Provided funding to train educators to be "reading coaches" in all Oswego County elementary schools.

$145,500 The Reading League

Received funding to provide all Pre-K through Grade 3 educators in the nine Oswego County school districts with evidence-aligned reading instruction using livestreaming video technology.

$42,000 Workforce Development Board of Oswego County

Awarded funding for its Skill Up Oswego County 2.0 initiative and public relations campaign to raise awareness of all the workforce development courses and services available at the county’s One Stop Career Center in Fulton.

$100,000 Camp Talooli

Awarded grant for its capital campaign to transform its facilities to year-round use, beginning with its new multi-purpose building, Nakomis Lodge.

$4,280 Safe Haven Holocaust Museum

Received grant to pay for an audio app to help visitors navigate the exhibits in its newly renovated space.

$63,290 United Way of Greater Oswego County

Awarded a grant on behalf of The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County in order to maintain and support the future growth of Imagination Library in the county. The program aims to provide a free, age appropriate book once a month to every child from birth to age 5.

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$35,000 Kingsford Park Home & School Association

Received funding to complete its planned new playground.

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$5,000 Fulton City Schools

Awarded funds for the expansion of a community-involved endeavor allowing for families to participate in sap collection and the creation of a finished maple syrup product.

$3,200 St. Lawrence Valley Educational TV Council

Received funds for the creation of seven Oswego County segments on WPBS Weekly shows.

$5,000 New Haven Elementary School

Community revitalization grant for completion of its planned new playground.

Historic Preservation: Grants to nonprofits seeking to preserve and protect artifacts of historical significance.
Amount Organization Reason
$5,000 Safe Haven Museum and Education Center

Awarded funds to organize and digitize its historical collections and files.

$5,000 Pulaski Historical Society

Received funds to upgrade the museum's Military Room.

$10,000 Pulaski Historical Society

Carriage House expansion

$4,500 Fulton Public Library

Fulton Memoirs: In their second year on this project, the goal is to build community pride by bringing diverse people together to share local history as well as preserve the history, technology and education as reflected by the writings of everyday people. The end product will be a Memoir Book.

$5,000 Friends of Fort Ontario, Inc.

Awarded funds to organize and digitize its historical collections and files.

$10,455 Heritage Foundation of Oswego County

Awarded a grant to collaborate with the newly formed Oswego History Records Center for their historical archives digitization project.

$37,056 Schroeppel Historical Society

Historical preservation grant for renovation of its building in the 108-year old former St. John's Episcopal Church in the village of Phoenix.

$25,000 Schroeppel Historical Society

Received funding to assist in its mission-critical building repair project.

$9,500 St. Mary of the Assumption Parish & Shrine

Awarded a 1:1 matching grant, payable at the completion of its $9,500 fundraising campaign for the first phase of its historic preservation plan to replace and preserve its 100-year-old stained glass windows.

Health and Human Services: Grants to nonprofits providing social and human services.
Amount Organization Reason
$40,000 Arise

Home repairs for interior modifications to homes to improve accessibility

$26,000 Arise

Funds will be used to purchase aluminum ramps for terminally ill people referred by Oswego County Hospice, making it possible for those individuals to remain at home with their families and continue to have access to the community.

$10,000 Arise

The Oswego chapter was awarded to expand its aluminum ramp program to enable more house-bound individuals to get out into the community.

$12,500 Arise

Home Access For All: Home Access for All is a two-part program. It will use the CAPS (Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist) assessment process to educate the community, perform assessments, and make it possible for people to prevent falls, remain safely at home or return from a hospital, rehab center or nursing home.

$20,000 CNYAHEC

Mash Camps

$10,000 Home Aides of Central NY

Van recruitment program for Oswego County

$8,000 Move Along

Youth Wheelchair Basketball program

$25,000 Oswego County Opportunities

Technical equipment to implement new intake program-

$25,000 Oswego YMCA

Capital campaign pledge

$25,000 Oswego YMCA

Funds will be used as bridge financing while alternative funding is being raised.

$20,000 United Way of Greater Oswego

Matching grant for new or increased employee contributions from OCO and Huhtamaki

$47,000 YMCA Fulton/Oswego

Family Coordinator for Fulton and Oswego YMCAs

$25,000 Friends of Camp Hollis

Received funds for its Playground Improvement Plan.

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$25,000 Friends of Oswego Hospice

Funds used for promotion and marketing of Oswego County Hospice's services. The goal will be to educate the community about the family-centered care that Oswego County Hospice provides and to provide the tools to the medical community to understand when and how to make referrals to Oswego County Hospice.

$8,466 Oswego Health Department

Funding to implement the Health Highway Program in two Oswego City elementary schools as a pilot program for Oswego County. The goal of the program is to increase knowledge of healthy food choices and promote healthy choices regarding physical activity and nutrition. 

$9,050 Vandercamp Garden

Increase capacity of produce production to feed local food banks while teaching camp children about the environment and providing a new model of land use for other camps.  

$16,000 Friends of Fulton Parks

This project will improve Hulett Park in Fulton by upgrading playground equipment.  Friends of Fulton Parks works to coordinate new and exciting park projects throughout Fulton and surrounding communities.

$5,523 The Research Foundation for SUNY

Circle of Security Parenting: This project will establish an attachment-based parenting intervention and parenting program in Oswego County. Expected outcomes will be parents that become more effective caregivers.

$5,000 The Research Foundation for SUNY

RSVP Osteo Bone Builders Program. Will leverage the expertise of RSVP volunteers to build a professional model for the Osteo Bone Builders Program, aligned with the founder's vision that can be replicated within Oswego County and beyond.

$26,100 The Research Foundation for SUNY

Received funding on behalf of Prevention Support Partners for its Circle of Security Parenting 2017-18 scholarship program to train staff at six agencies in the county on this internationally recognized, evidence-based parenting program.

$28,000 The Research Foundation for SUNY

Received funding on behalf of Prevention Support Partners to bring in a Circle of Security Parenting International trainer to provide four days of training to 40 individuals representing eight agencies across Oswego County.

$20,000 CAC Foundation, Inc.

This grant will provide the CAC with resources and equipment to enhance the investigation and prosecution of child abuse investigations through the purchase of state of the art video equipment that will be used to address and reduce crimes against children, minimize the costs associated with such, and have a lasting impact on the healing of child abuse victims and their families in Oswego County.

$9,000 CAC Foundation, Inc.

Child Advocacy Learning Collaborative: This project aims to provide a learning collaborative for forensic interviewers in Oswego County with the intended outcome of improving their expertise. 

$5,000 The Salvation Army

Long Point Summer Camp: Funding will send 20 campers from Oswego County to Long Point Summer Camp. 

$35,000 Clear Path for Veterans

Awarded grant for its Oswego Peer Expansion project.

$12,500 Clear Path for Veterans

Dogs2Vets Service Dog Training Program: As a growing organization, Clear Path for Veterans will use these funds to create remote training sites and reduce barriers Veterans face by bringing these sites closer to them. The first site will be at Paws Across Oswego County, a collaborator on this project.

$35,000 Clear Path for Veterans

To support its Peer Support Program expansion in Oswego County.

$10,000 American Red Cross

Funds will be used to develop a reconnection program for returning service men and women which includes the creation and distribution of an Oswego County Veteran Resource Guide that will contain information on local agencies that provide human and health services, as well as national programs that active duty military families and veterans may need.

$5,000 American Red Cross

Received funding to assist with providing COVID-19 antibody testing on blood taken during blood drives in Oswego County.

$8,000 Blessings in a Backpack

This project will feed 250 elementary school children in Oswego and Fulton on weekends during the school year. This will result in better physical and emotional health and better school success among the children, leading to enriched social relationships, improved employment achievement and enhanced citizenship as adults.

$5,000 Blessings in a Backpack

Fulton's Blessings in a Backpack received funding for its weekend backpack program for 250 K-6 children in the Fulton City School District.

$5,000 Blessings in a Backpack

Fulton Chapter: Received grant for its weekend backpack program for 250 children in the Fulton City School District.

$8,000 Blessings in a Backpack

Oswego Chapter: This grant will expand their mission to provide nutritious food on the weekend to any Oswego school-age child who needs it.

$8,000 Blessings in a Backpack

Oswego Chapter: Received funding to expand their mission to provide nutritious food on the weekend to any Oswego school-age child who needs it. 

$10,000 David's Refuge

Received funding for provision of respite/caregiver support to Oswego County parents and guardians of children with special needs.

$5,350 David's Refuge

Funds will support the respite weekends of caregiving couples from Oswego County. David's Refuge works to breathe life into these caregivers, reducing their stress level and providing them with the chance to connect to other caregiving parents.

$8,000 David's Refuge

Received grant for provision of respite/caregiver support to Oswego County parents and guardians of children with special needs.

$5,700 David's Refuge

Funds will be used to increase services to more couples this year with expanded outreach and partnerships in Oswego County.

$9,050 David's Refuge

Received funding provision of respite/caregiver support to parents and guardians of children with special needs.

$8,400 David's Refuge

Funds will be used to continue the expansion of its mission to provide respite/caregiver support to parents and guardians of children with special needs in Oswego County.

$7,200 David's Refuge

Received funds for provision of respite/caregiver support to parents and guardians of children with special needs.

$130,000 Farnham Family Services

Awarded a grant to enable the organization to take over the Harbor Lights facility in northern Oswego County.

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$38,000 Farnham Family Services

Funds will support a dedicated part-time Coalition Coordinator that will facilitate a new project, the Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County. One of the intended outcomes of the Coalition is to raise awareness and prevention of alcohol and other drug use among youth throughout the county.

$25,000 Fulton Family YMCA

Support Family Coordinator position to grow the position to full time. Intent is by 2016 the position will be fully funded by operating support.

$12,000 Fulton Family YMCA

Received funding for establishment of its LIVESTRONG cancer program.

$9,928 Fulton Family YMCA

Awarded funds to expand its Girls Rock program into the Fulton Junior and Senior high schools.

$14,200 Move Along Inc.

Funds will be used to add dedicated equipment for their Inclusive Sports program that will eliminate the present redundant mileage cost associated with using their weekly program equipment.

$5,900 Move Along Inc.

Funds will be used to purchase specialized wheelchairs for use in its newly launched tennis program.

$32,000 Oswego County Opportunities, Inc

In jeopardy of reducing services due to a decrease in funding, funds will help support OCO’s Call-N-Ride program in order to sustain the current level of operations over the next year while alternative funds are secured.

$50,400 Oswego County Opportunities, Inc

To sustain its critical PATH program (Program to Assist Teenage Homeless) until expected federal funding is received in September.

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$9,000 Victory Transformation, Inc.

Funds will be used to provide supervision and ensure safe, drug free emergency housing for at least 60 individuals in the first year; and help them obtain safe, affordable housing and necessary services within 30 days of emergency placement.

$100,000 YMCA of Greater Syracuse

Northwest Family YMCA: This is a challenge/matching grant for up to $100,000, payable over five years, toward the last $1 million of their capital campaign.

$10,500 County of Oswego Council on Alcohol & Addictions, Inc.

Funds will be used for an Alcohol Awareness Campaign, which includes an agency license to provide Responsible Server Training to liquor licensed facilities across the county.

$15,000 Oswego County Health Department

This grant will fund "Healthy Families Oswego," a new county pilot of the Healthy Families New York Home Visiting program.

$50,000 Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.

Received funding to keep its Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter open.

$30,000 Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.

Funds awarded to OCO for their SAF Shelter and program for a new security system and fencing around the shelter to increase the level of security for residents and staff.

$11,000 Oswego Industries

Funds will be used for the project, "Caterbilities," which provides vocational training and skill building in the community for individuals with developmental disabilities.

$11,000 Peaceful Remedies

Start-up funding for development of a marketing plan and holistic educational programs- Key Note Speaker for 2017 Holistic Wellness Fair, a 2-part series on healthy eating by a holistic nutritionist, new mindful meditation weekly series, and developing a lending library and new promotional materials.

$15,000 Sage Brook Horse Foundation & Youth Program, Inc.

Funds will used to build an outdoor riding arena to provide training for youth and veterans.

$30,000 St. Luke Health Services

Funds will be used to establish the first Adult Social Day Care program in Oswego County called "The Cornerstone Club."

$10,000 St. Luke Health Services

Funding toward a new replacement bus to transport seniors and individuals with disabilities.

$25,000 Syracuse Jewish Family Service

This grant will fund an initiative, "BeWell in Oswego," to provide emotional wellness services to older adults and practicum training to SUNY Oswego students.

$10,000 American Red Cross of CNY

Funding to support its blood services capacity-building project, which will speed up its delivery of blood across New York state.

$250,000 Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

An initial installment of $100,000 and the remaining $150,000 payable over five years for its new permanent home.

$120,000 Child Advocacy Center (CAC)

Capacity-building grant to hire a fund development director with an initial installment of $60,000 and the remaining $60,000 payable over two years. 

$250,000 Catholic Charities of Oswego County

An initial installment of $100,000 and the remaining $150,000 payable over five years toward renovation of its newly acquired building.

$5,000 Friends of Oswego County Hospice

Provided funds so that comfort bags can be provided to individuals under hospice care in their homes.

$15,000 Friends of Oswego County Hospice

This grant will be used to increase its outreach efforts.

$10,000 Friends of Oswego County Hospice

Received grant to promote its 30th anniversary of work in health and human services.

$3,244 Oswego County Children's Fund

Received funding that will enable them to offer a more efficient and streamlined online registration process for the 500 families who use its holiday gift program.

$5,000 Oswego County Children's Fund

Received funds for its 2020 Christmas Fund.

$500,000 Oswego Health Foundation

In support of its capital campaign to build a new state-of-the-art behavioral health facility in Oswego, payable over five years beginning in 2019.

$35,000 Oswego Health Foundation

Received funds for its telemedicine initiatives.

$5,000 Pregnancy Care Center

This capacity building grant will be used for client services education.

$20,000 Purpose Farm

This grant will be used to build its capacity to serve at risk children ages 6-18 through adult mentorship and pairing with rescued animals.

$5,000 Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

A capacity building grant will be used to expand its "6 Steps to Better Balance" program throughout the county.

$8,900 Food Bank of Central New York

Awarded bridge funding through September to support a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Coordinator in Oswego County.

$6,000 Food Bank of Central New York

Awarded grant to enhance its Mobile Food Pantry in Oswego County.

$10,000 Journey of Faith United Methodist Church

Awarded grant for its Weekend Backpack Program for 150 children in the Hannibal school district.

$10,000 Journey of Faith United Methodist Church

Provided funding for the Hannibal Backpack Program to feed children over the weekends for the upcoming school year.

$50,000 Northern Oswego County Health Services Inc.

Awarded funds to support the rollout of its rebranding initiative across the county.

$29,327 Oswego Health Inc.

Awarded funding in partnership with the Oswego County Health Department, to implement the interactive Healthy Highway program in all 23 Oswego County elementary schools in the 2018-2021 academic years.

$10,000 Rural & Migrant Ministry of Oswego County

Awarded funds for the construction of its Healthy Educational Kitchen at is building in Richland.

$5,000 Southern Oswego County Council of Churches

Provided funding for Erin's Angels Backpack Program in Phoenix to feed children over the weekends for the upcoming school year.

$10,000 St. James Episcopal Church Pulaski

Awarded funds for completion of its industrial kitchen and handicap-accessible dining room to provide community dinners to those living in poverty.

$11,500 ARISE Child & Family Services

Awarded funds to purchase a storage container for the ramps in its ramp program.

$14,000 ARISE Child & Family Services

Awarded a revitalization grant for the relocation of its Oswego office.

$150,000 Crouse Health Foundation

Awarded funding in support of its capital campaign to renovate and expand Crouse Hospital's regional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to provide state-of-the art support services to at-risk babies and their mothers.

$15,000 The Salvation Army of Oswego County

Received $15,000 for bridge funding to keep its award-winning Pathway of Hope program going until its New York State regional economic funding is received.

$54,500 The Salvation Army of Oswego County

Received a revitalization grant to support the repair and resurfacing of its parking lot to address safety concerns.

$6,000 Victory Transformation

Received funding to launch its Cars for Change pilot program.

$52,500 Victory Transformation

To fund the completion of preliminary renovations for its Men's Shelter/Center at 24 E. Oneida St. in Oswego.

$60,000 Victory Transformation

Awarded funds to pay for renovations of its new home at the former Vale Haven in Oswego.

$40,491 Kristina's House of Hope

Received funds in initial start-up funding so that it could open an emergency shelter for women dealing with substance abuse.

$9,373 United Way of Greater Oswego County

Awarded a capacity-building grant to purchase new technology for its office.

$70,000 Volunteer Transportation Center

Received funds to refurbish space at Catholic Charities in Fulton for a dispatch office so that it can bring its proven volunteer transportation model to Oswego County.

$75,000 Fulton Wrestling Club

Received funds for its brand new facility being built in Fulton.

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$40,000 Central New York Lyme & Disease Alliance

Awarded funds to educate Oswego County residents about the dangers of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

$21,000 Restore CNY

Awarded funds to assist with completion of its Youth Center building in the town of Hastings at Van Lieu Park.

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Environment: Grants to environmental organizations and programs.
Amount Organization Reason
$20,000 Fulton Community Revitalization Corporation

Contribution to purchase dredging equipment in order to assist in the clean up of Lake Neatahwanta. Completion of this necessary phase of lake cleanup will allow the return of Stevenson Beach back to the community and allow more economic development opportunities along the Fulton water-front.

$50,000 Central New York Land Trust

A matching challenge grant was awarded to assist The Friends of Great Bear in raising the remaining campaign funds required to purchase Whiskey Island and Great Bear Farm.

$50,000 Central New York Land Trust

Awarded a 1:1 matching grant of up to $50,000, payable at the completion of its fundraising campaign in the spring of 2022. The goal of the campaign is to acquire the 71-acre Gardenier Road Preserve, which is a half-mile from the Oswego city line and two miles from SUNY Oswego.

$5,000 Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust

Received funds for its upcoming library, classroom and outdoors programs in northeastern parts of the county.

$25,000 Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust

Awarded funds to build its conservation capacity in northern Oswego County and other counties in the northern part of New York state.

$15,000 The Nature Conservancy

Received grant toward a planned "greening" of its Pulaski office.