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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CNY Arts Center

Community residents and artists came together in April 2011 as ARTs pARTners to raise awareness of the economic and cultural benefits of the arts and establish a multi-arts center...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • Symphoria to connect community members of all ages with live classical music Learn more
  • Farnham Family Services to facilitate Coalition to Combat Adolescent Substance Abuse in Oswego County Learn more
  • Palermo United Methodist Church to offer their facility as a training center 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

28 Aug
Baldwinsville (WSYR-TV) - The new Northwest Family YMCA in Baldwinsville is...
19 Aug
FULTON, NY – Kathy Fenlon, a member of the Shineman Foundation Board of Directors (...
04 Aug
OSWEGO, NY - Shineman Foundation Donates Nearly $300,000 to CNY Not-for-Profits...

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