Richard S. Shineman Foundation

"A Catalyst For Change" - Dedicated to building the capacity of not-for-profit organizations through the highest standards in professional grantmaking

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Drs. Richard & Barbara Shineman

Our Grantmaking

Integrity.  Honesty.  Compassion.  Excellence in grantmaking. Partnership. Join us, today.

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Serving the Oswego Community

Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Oswego County by providing grants to not-for-profit organizations that will create a vibrant community life.

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ARTSwego

Celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-17 season, the ARTSwego Performing Arts Series presents performances and residency activities by outstanding professional artists...

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Grantmaking

Some of our recent grants:

  • Oswego Music Hall to upgrade stage lighting and control system, stage panel Learn more
  • Syracuse Jewish Family Service to provide emotional wellness services Learn more
  • The Children's Musesum receives support for their Build, Play, Grow fundraising campaign Learn more

Focus Areas

The Foundation seeks to provide grants in
the following areas:

  • Education
  • Arts and Culture
  • Civic Benefit
  • Environment
  • Religion
  • Health & Human services
  • Historic preservation
  • Economic Revitalization

Focus on Oswego

The Foundation will make grants to organizations that are located in or benefit Oswego County through specific projects
or programs. Our vision is to be a
transformative "Catalyst for Change"
and create vibrant life for all residents in Oswego County. 

Recent News

Below is recent news from the Shineman Foundation

08 Sep
  In honor of the Paralympic games running from Sept 7 – 18th in Rio, we would...
30 Aug
The Oswego Youth Conservatory, a community-based, SUNY Oswego-led music enrichment...
30 Aug
Friends of Fulton Parks and city officials are looking to establish what they're...

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