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Arts and Culture: Grants to nonprofits providing art programs.
Amount Organization Reason
$8,900 CNY Community Arts Center

Awarded a grant to revamp its website and develop a user-friendly online registration system.

$10,000 Ontario Center for Performing Arts

Received a grant award to conduct targeted marketing with the goal of increasing its membership and audience.

$53,690 Symphoria

Awarded a multi-year grant to expand its Music for Oswego programming throughout Oswego County.

Civic Benefit: Grants to nonprofits that foster community participation and engagement.
Amount Organization Reason
$74,600 Fulton Family YMCA

To support its Camp and Outdoor Recreation for Youth – designed as an outdoor recreation space – that provides summer and after-school programming to local youth.

Education: Grants to schools and organizations with educational programs.
Amount Organization Reason
$20,000 Central New York Lyme & Disease Alliance

Awarded a Disease Prevention Education Outreach grant for Oswego County services and programming.

$7,000 Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo partner with the Fulton YMCA to provide field trips to the zoo and environmental/wildlife conservation education to students in Oswego County. The project will include field trips to the zoo for 90 Fulton YMCA campers in the summer of 2024 and a six-session learning series for the YMCA’s Girls Rock 7th and 8th graders during the 2024-2025 school year.

$25,000 H Lee White Museum

Awarded a matching grant to support its Educational Tall Ship Project.

$60,000 On Point for College, Inc.

To support college-bound students with comprehensive support that includes the college application process, college visits, and needed resources to ensure their success.

Health and Human Services: Grants to nonprofits providing social and human services.
Amount Organization Reason
$3,000 Blessings in a Backpack

Provide supplemental nutrition to 260 students during the school year.

$9,792 David's Refuge

Provided a grant to support Respite, Wellness, and Community Programming for Oswego County residents.

$35,000 Farnham Foundation, Inc.

Provides funding to conduct a feasibility study and strategic capacity building.

$200,000 Food Bank of Central New York

A capital project for a 33,920 SF capacity expansion for their existing facility that includes 20,800 SF of dedicated space for volunteers to sort and pack food, 6,970 SF of warehouse storage, and 6,330 SF of office space to accommodate staff increases.

$75,000 Oswego City Police Department

The Oswego City Police Department’s (OPD) embedded mental health clinician will work with local officers and develop crisis response plans to assist those within the community living with mental health disorders (MHDs) and co-occurring mental health substance use disorders (MHSUDs) who have high rates of contact with emergency services.

$2,000 Oswego County Pioneer Search & Rescue

To create compelling educational materials that will be shared with partner agencies to inform Oswego County residents about the life-changing benefits of Project Lifesaver International (

$5,000 Oswego Industries

Awarded a mini-grant to support a redesign of its website.

$3,750 Peaceful Remedies

Awarded a mini-grant to support Circle Talk for Men programming and technology upgrades.

$2,000 State Street United Methodist Church

Awarded a mini-grant for its Helping Hands Program, which provides under-resourced community members with toiletries and paper products.

$25,000 The Desens House

The grant's intent is for seed funding of operational expenses for one year.

$52,000 Victory Transformation, Inc.

To remodel, repair, and restructure the prior Victory Shelter in Oswego, NY.

Historic Preservation: Grants to nonprofits seeking to preserve and protect artifacts of historical significance.
Amount Organization Reason
$13,000 Oswego County Historical Society

Dr. Mary Walker's Medal of Honor display.

$9,150 St. Mary of the Assumption Parish & Shrine

Matching grant for stained glass window preservation.

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
$125,000 Centerstate CEO

Fulton Block Builders: Awarded a matching grant up to $125,000 payable in May 2023 following completion of fundraising in support of the seventh year of its very successful Healthy Neighborhoods revitalization program.

$125,000 Research Foundation for SUNY

Oswego Renaissance: Awarded a matching grant up to $125,000 payable in May 2023 following completion of fundraising in support of its tenth year of growing the momentum of reinvestment and vibrancy in the city of Oswego's neighborhoods.

$34,292 SUNY Oswego School of Business

Develop a program to assist local nonprofit capacity-building.