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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2018 Application Deadlines

  • Round 2:  June 8, 2018
  • Round 3:  September 28, 2018


Focus Areas

We seek to provide grants that focus on:

  • 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
Eight not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants totaling $400,000 from the...
23 Mar
Shineman Foundation’s $1 million gift to expand and name college's "Sheldon...
08 Nov
Fifteen not-for-profit organizations received grant awards totaling $329,000 from...

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