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About the Richard S. Shineman Foundation
The Richard S. Shineman Foundation is a private foundation established by the bequest of Richard S. Shineman who was a tenured professor of chemistry at SUNY Oswego. As a man of many intellectual interests and a deep passion for his community, he made a provision in his will for the establishment of a foundation that will serve the broad needs of Oswego County and Central New York. We seek to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve by working with our not-for-profit partners with integrity, honesty, and compassion, and by pursuing excellence through the highest professional grantmaking standards.