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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Nonprofit Spotlight: Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Oswego County is a beacon of hope and support in the storm of child abuse disclosures.  Once an allegation of abuse is disclosed, Victim...

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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
  • Civic Benefit
  • Health
  • Environment
  • Historic preservation

Focus on Oswego

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

Recent News

Below is recent news from the Shineman 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...
03 Oct
OSWEGO -- Karen S. Goetz, former president and CEO of Inforia, Inc., will take over ...

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