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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Move Along, Inc.

Move Along Inc. is a relatively young nonprofit organization that has been active in adaptive sports programs in the Syracuse area and surrounding counties since 2009. Move Along...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • Blessings in a Backpack will feed 250 elementary school children in Oswego & Fulton Learn more
  • OCO receives support for Call-N-Ride program to continue providing services Learn more
  • Victory Transformation to provide free emergency housing 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

22 Jan
Oswego County Opportunities was recently awarded a $32,000 grant from the Richard S...
22 Jan
CNY Arts Center is accepting donations of children’s books at the 5th annual...
02 Dec
Eleven organizations received grants totaling $216,000 from the Richard S. Shineman...

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