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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Celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-17 season, the ARTSwego Performing Arts Series presents performances and residency activities by outstanding professional artists...

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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

04 Aug
SAVE OSWEGO SPORTS Colloca Estates Winery   What:  Clambake to raise money for...
02 Aug
August 2, 2016 (Oswego, New York) – Fourteen Central New York not-for-profit...
12 Jul
OSWEGO – A two-story Cloud Climber, water table, aluminum factory and other familiar...

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