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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Friends of Fulton Parks

The Friends of Fulton Parks works for recreation. Leisure activities in parks improve moods, reduce stress, and enhance a sense of wellness. Play is important to the physical,...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • WRVO Public Media takes a step towards their downtown Syracuse studio Learn More
  • Oswego Renaissance Association moves forward with funds from the Shineman Foundation Learn More
  • Shineman Foundation Supports Newly Founded Oswego Community Foundation Learn More

Focus Areas

The Foundation seeks to provide grants in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Human services
  • Civic Benefit
  • Arts and Culture
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Historic preservation

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

16 Feb
By Lesley Semel of Oswego County Business.  The Oswego County Community Foundation...
05 Nov
OSWEGO, NY – The Richard S. Shineman Foundation has announced the last round of...
17 Oct
As 2014 comes to an end, the board of the Shineman Foundation has announced the...

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