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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Oswego Players, Inc.

The Oswego Players, Inc., established in 1938, is one of the oldest continuously operating community theater organizations. Formed by a group of Oswego residents interested in...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • Fitzhugh Park Elementary School to become pilot school of the Leader in Me program Learn more
  • Friends of Fulton Parks continues revitalization of Recreation Park in Fulton Learn more
  • Oswego Renaissance receives continued commitment for neighborhood revitalization initiative 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

17 Jun
Oswego, NY - The children attending the 29th annual Oswego Harborfest will benefit...
09 May
OSWEGO -  A new orientation exhibit interpreting the history of Fort Ontario State...
09 May
By MATTHEW REITZ The ongoing projects at Camp Zerbe and...

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