Shineman Foundation of Oswego Announces Fourth Round of 2014 Grants

OSWEGO, NY – The Richard S. Shineman Foundation has announced the last round of grants awarded for 2014, continuing to fund not-for-profit organizations from around Oswego County.

This grant round enabled the Shineman Foundation to strengthen and help build the capacity of a number of first-time grantees.

The more than $65,000 in awarded grants will go to organizations that include ARISE, WRVO Public Media, Clear Path for Veterans, Inc., Fulton Kiwanis Club for Kid Haven Club House, LaVeck Concert Series, Longhouse Council – BSA, and The Children’s Center of Oswego.

Initiatives from these projects will go to helping veterans, the elderly, rural and underserved youth, purchasing technology, staff training, and cultural events.

The Oswego Community Foundation also received $50,000 in matching funds from both the Shineman Foundation and Central New York Community Foundation to assist in the creation of an endowment fund to provide another capital source for Oswego County not-for-profits.

Not-for-profits in Shineman Foundation’s funding area interested in seeking funding in 2015 should check the foundation’s website at for the latest dates and information regarding deadlines and funding requirements as these have recently been updated.

For more information, please contact our outreach coordinator by email at [email protected] or our executive director, Karen Goetz, at [email protected] or 315-312-5561.

The mission of the Richard S. Shineman Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in Oswego County.

It will engage in charitable activities with integrity, honesty and compassion, and will pursue excellence through the highest professional grant making standards.

The foundation will use its resources to stimulate economic vitality, to encourage strong social bonds that strengthen the community, and to build the capacity of its not-for-profit partners.