OSWEGO – Fourteen not-for-profit organizations obtained grant awards totaling $458,668 from the Richard S. Shineman Basis at its November board assembly within the final of three 2020 grant rounds on this unprecedented 12 months of the coronavirus pandemic. All funded initiatives attain a variety of individuals in Oswego County. As with earlier grant rounds, the initiatives symbolize a various cross-section of neighborhood organizations in financial revitalization, training, arts and tradition, and well being and human companies.
The biggest award, $160,000, was given to the Oswego Gamers, an 83-year-old Oswego neighborhood theater group, to deal with programming growth and main structural enhancements in and across the historic Civic Arts Heart constructing adjoining to Fort Ontario.
A revitalization grant was additionally given to the city of Constantia’s public park, David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay, to pay for the development of a giant, beforehand donated municipal-quality playground system within the spring.
The Shineman Basis made a dedication of $60,000 to Victory Transformation to pay for renovations of its new house on the former Vale Haven, at 24 E. Oneida St. in Oswego. One other dedication of $56,668 was made to Grace and Glory Ministries for the growth of its Foundations EDU program, which supplies a structured atmosphere for youths ages five-13 throughout hybrid distant studying days or after college, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Three training/arts and tradition grants have been awarded by the Shineman Basis to organizations increasing their outreach with and into Oswego County faculties: The REV Theatre Firm (previously Merry-Go-Spherical Playhouse) for its digital touring “Sequential Dramatics Program”, the Museum of Science and Know-how’s “Oswego County on the Go” science program, which is able to convey a digital or in-person 45-minute classroom-based science demonstration to all 78 sixth-grade courses in 16 college buildings in Oswego County; and Symphoria for a number of digital Christmas concert events within the county throughout December.
The Shineman Basis awarded two capacity-building grants on this spherical. CNY Neighborhood Arts Heart in Fulton obtained funds to buy a film projection system and Clear Path for Veterans was awarded funding for its Oswego Peer Growth venture.
A number of well being and human companies grants have been awarded by the Shineman Basis: David’s Refuge for provision of respite/caregiver help to Oswego County dad and mom and guardians of kids with particular wants; Fulton’s Blessings in a Backpack for its weekend backpack program for 250 kindergarten-sixth-grade kids within the Fulton Metropolis College District; and Oswego County Youngsters’s Fund for its 2020 Christmas Fund.
Two awarded grants have been particularly addressing COVID-19 issues. The regional CNY Arts Inc. group obtained a grant to offer funding to arts and tradition organizations throughout the county which have skilled an enormous decline in revenues because of the virus. The American Purple Cross obtained a grant to help it with offering COVID-19 antibody testing on blood taken throughout blood drives in Oswego County.