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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WRVO Public Media

WRVO Public Media is a non-profit public radio network of ten transmitters scattered across central and northern New York state. With a mission to provide for the special tastes,...

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Some of our recent grants:

  • Grants will Help Pay for Repairs to Hulett Park in Fulton 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.  Our vision is to be a transformative "Catalyst for Change" to create a vibrant life for all residents in the Oswego County region. 

Recent News

Below is recent news from the Shineman Foundation

01 Jul
Hulett Park in Fulton will have beautiful new playground equipment for the children...
28 May
In an effort to help those in the community learn about local nonprofits and the...
28 May
Local Philanthropy News:  New Oswego County Community Foundation Oswego, NY (May 28...

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