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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Oswego Players, Inc.

The Oswego Players, Inc., established in 1938, is one of the oldest continuously operating community theater organizations. Formed by a group of Oswego residents interested in...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • Fitzhugh Park Elementary School to become pilot school of the Leader in Me program Learn more
  • Friends of Fulton Parks continues revitalization of Recreation Park in Fulton Learn more
  • Oswego Renaissance receives continued commitment for neighborhood revitalization initiative 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

09 May
By MATTHEW REITZ The ongoing projects at Camp Zerbe and...
09 May
OSWEGO -  A new orientation exhibit interpreting the history of Fort Ontario State...
08 Apr
This webinar will be chock full of action steps you can take to cultivate and...

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