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Richard S. Shineman Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-02

At A Glance

Richard S. Shineman Foundation

116 Sheldon Hall

Oswego, NY United States 13126

Telephone: (315) 312-5561


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $33,678,429

Total giving: $1,058,066



Additional Contact Information

Contact information for Karen Goetz: tel.: (351) 312-5561, e-mail:

Purpose and Activities

The mission of the foundation is to enhance the quality of life in Oswego County. 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.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Historic preservation
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $33,678,429 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,561,041

Total giving: $1,058,066

Qualifying distributions: $1,326,441