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    A Catalyst for Change
    in Oswego County

    Dedicated to improving the quality of life in Central New York by providing grants to not-for-profit organizations.

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    “The Shineman Legacy:
    The Founder Speaks”

    The family and the story behind Richard S. Shineman Foundation and its enduring vision.

Important
Dates

LOI Deadlines:

No upcoming dates in 2021

Grant Application Deadlines:

Round 3:

Board Meetings:

No upcoming dates in 2021

Stories from our Grantees

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H. Lee White Maritime Museum

$10,000

The purpose of the Maritime Museum is to “promote, protect, enhance and collect the historical…

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Friends of Fulton Parks

$18,620

The Friends of Fulton Parks’ mission is to revitalize the Fulton city parks, in collaboration with…

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The Children's Museum of Oswego

$250,000

The Children’s Museum of Oswego (CMOO) has transitioned from a mobile, program-based children’s…

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Fulton Block Builders

$150,000

Early in the spring of 2020, it looked as if the entire Fulton Blocks Builders program would not…

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Oswego Renaissance Association

$150,000

The Oswego Renaissance Association, now in its eighth year, did not let the challenges of the COVID…

About the Shinemans

Dick Shineman and Barbara Palmer, two middle-aged, respected professors at SUNY Oswego in Upstate New York. A meeting in a church parking lot. A romance. A marriage. Two lives lived generously, despite vastly different backgrounds.

Few knew that Richard Shubert Shineman, a bachelor and founding chair of the college's chemistry department, had a privileged childhood, later inheriting and further building a fortune beyond most people's imaginations.

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