Shineman Foundation Awards $300,000 to CNY Not-for-Profits

Thirteen Central New York not-for-profit organizations, a large percentage of which are based in Oswego County, received grants from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation in its second grant round of 2017 at its July board meeting. Projects encompass a wide range of focus areas, including health and welfare for children and adults, training and education, arts and culture, neighborhood parks, and capital campaigns. 


The funded projects will benefit Oswego County on a number of fronts. The largest award - $125,000 – was given to Oswego Industries for its capital campaign to renovate a building on its campus in Fulton into an upgraded space for the agency’s expanding community-based services, as well as a licensed childcare center open to the community.  


Several health and welfare grants were awarded to the following organizations: Friends of Oswego County Hospice for the purpose of increasing its outreach efforts and Oswego Health Foundation for its telemedicine initiatives. Also funded was the Fulton Family YMCA for establishment of its LIVESTRONG cancer program, as well as Purpose Farm to build its capacity to serve at risk children ages 6-18 through adult mentorship and pairing with rescued animals.   


In training and education, the Shineman Foundation awarded the Oswego City School District scholarship funding to send teachers and administrators to the National Math Foundation’s Summer Institute on Math and Movement, being held August 7-10 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center in Oswego. Another scholarship grant was given to The Research Foundation for SUNY on behalf of Prevention Support Partners for its Circle of Security Parenting 2017-18 scholarship program to train staff at six agencies in the county on this internationally recognized, evidence-based parenting program. Leadership Oswego County received a grant to expand and enhance its programming for the upcoming 2017-18 program year. 


Two arts and culture grants were awarded by the Shineman Foundation to The Research Foundation for SUNY for development of collaborative programs in our community: The SUNY Oswego art department will be offering an expanded day option to its “At the Art Studio” program for children in grades K-12 beginning in the fall.  A highly collaborative project between Oswego City Schools’ art teachers and the SUNY Oswego art department called the “My Hometown Banner Project” received funding to showcase schoolchildren’s artwork on banners around the city of Oswego during the autumn of 2017.  


The American Red Cross received funding to support its blood services capacity-building project, which will speed up its delivery of blood across New York state 


Other projects included a grant to Preservation Revitalization of Pulaski (PROP) to assist with an electrical upgrade at Pulaski’s South Park, and a grant to the Frederick Leighton Home and School Association toward its fundraising campaign to purchase new playground equipment for installation this fall.  

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