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

  Friends of Fulton Parks Inc. values Fulton’s city parks as family-friendly places to exercise, play, relax, and rejuvenate, and as nourishment for...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • Oswego Music Hall to upgrade stage lighting and control system, stage panel Learn more
  • Syracuse Jewish Family Service to provide emotional wellness services Learn more
  • The Children's Musesum receives support for their Build, Play, Grow fundraising campaign 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 Mar
Sixteen not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants totaling $1,204,000 from...
28 Nov
The Shineman Foundation Announces Last Grants of 2016 November 15, 2016 (Oswego, New...
08 Sep
  In honor of the Paralympic games running from Sept 7 – 18th in Rio, we would...

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