OSWEGO — Six not-for-profit organizations were awarded grants totaling $335,000 from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation in the first of three 2021 grant rounds at its April board meeting. Projects reach a wide range of people and organizations that focus on health and human services, education, community revitalization, and arts and culture.
Farnham Family Services was awarded $130,000, enabling the organization to take over the Harbor Lights facility in northern Oswego County, so that it can sustain and expand Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services to the most rural and underserved parts of the county.
Another health and human services grant was given to the Salvation Army of Oswego County, for bridge funding to keep its award-winning Pathway of Hope program going until its New York state regional economic funding is received.
In education, the Shineman Foundation awarded a grant to the Fulton Family YMCA in support of the opening on May 1 of its new childcare program for children ages six months to five years.
Community revitalization grants were given to the Fulton Wrestling Club for its brand new facility being built in Fulton, and the Kingsford Park Home and School Association for completion of its planned new playground.
The Shineman Foundation also awarded a grant to Symphoria, to fund its return to Oswego in July to present a free outdoor community concert on the historic grounds of Fort Ontario.