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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Monthly Nonprofit Spotlight

Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. OCO has been helping empower people to overcome the diverse barriers that accompany poverty for nearly 50 years. OCO is a private non-profit...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • Cayuga Community College's Fulton Campus receives a matching challenge grant Learn more
  • Oswego Renaissance Association continues momentum of neighborhood revitalization work that began in Oswego last year
  • Fulton Family YMCA grows memberships through expanded Family Programming position 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

23 Jul
The Fulton community came together last week to install new playground equipment at...
06 May
Congratulations to the women of Oswego County who were honored with the “Women of...
23 Apr
Every dollar raised by the Cayuga Community College Foundation will bring back...

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