The Oswego County Community Foundation is a geographically-specific fund administered by the Central New York Community Foundation. This philanthropic initiative serves as a collection of gifts from many donors who are committed to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for residents of Oswego County through a permanent charitable endowment. Grants are awarded annually to aid vital programs in the fields of arts & culture, environment & animals, education, human services, health and civic affairs.

The Oswego County Community Foundation is the union of many gifts, big and small, by those who want to give back to their community. Tax-deductible gifts may be made in various ways. You may contribute online with a credit card or checks, made out to Central New York Community Foundation with “Oswego County Community Foundation” written in the memo line, may be sent to: Central New York Community Foundation, 431 East Fayette Street, Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13202.

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We accept applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations in Oswego County seeking to fund innovative projects in the areas of: arts and culture, civic affairs, education, health, human services and the environment.

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Since 2015, we have been awarding impactful grants that make a difference for Oswego County residents. View our previous grants.

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In addition to its unrestricted community fund, the Oswego County Community Foundation is comprised of component field-of-interest funds that also serve the needs of Oswego County.

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2021–2022 Advisory Council

Nancy Bellow
Eric Bresee, Chair
Laura Denny
Malcolm Huggins
Deana Masuicca
Elizabeth Oberst
Chena Tucker
Randy Zeigler

News & Stories

Oswego County Community Foundation Logo
News Releases September 8, 2021

Oswego County Community Foundation Announces Grantees

$32,400 has been distributed to organizations in Oswego County!

A mobile unit is prepping to respond to a crisis for Oswego Behavioral Health.
News Releases May 16, 2021

Oswego Fund is Now Accepting Grant Applications

OCCF is now accepting grant applications!

Bernie Henderson Oswego
Stories December 16, 2020

Bernie Henderson

“Call me boring, but I love this area and I feel it is well worth ...

Farnham Family Services helps our during the pandemic.
News Releases March 31, 2020

Philanthropy & Government Coalition Forms Fund For Oswego County COVID-19 Support

The fund is designed to rapidly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time operating ...

A mobile unit is prepping to respond to a crisis for Oswego Behavioral Health.
News Releases September 26, 2019

Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $28,600 To Local Nonprofits

Thirteen local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $28,600 from the Oswego County Community Foundation.

H. Lee White Maritime Museum's boat on exhibit in the water.
News Releases November 17, 2018

Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $27,040 To Local Nonprofits

Twelve local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $27,040 from the Oswego County Community Foundation.

Oswego County Community Foundation Logo
News Releases September 8, 2021

Oswego County Community Foundation Announces Grantees

$32,400 has been distributed to organizations in Oswego County!

A mobile unit is prepping to respond to a crisis for Oswego Behavioral Health.
News Releases May 16, 2021

Oswego Fund is Now Accepting Grant Applications

OCCF is now accepting grant applications!

Bernie Henderson Oswego
Stories December 16, 2020

Bernie Henderson

“Call me boring, but I love this area and I feel it is well worth ...

Farnham Family Services helps our during the pandemic.
News Releases March 31, 2020

Philanthropy & Government Coalition Forms Fund For Oswego County COVID-19 Support

The fund is designed to rapidly deploy flexible resources in the form of one-time operating ...

A mobile unit is prepping to respond to a crisis for Oswego Behavioral Health.
News Releases September 26, 2019

Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $28,600 To Local Nonprofits

Thirteen local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $28,600 from the Oswego County Community Foundation.

H. Lee White Maritime Museum's boat on exhibit in the water.
News Releases November 17, 2018

Oswego County Community Foundation Awards $27,040 To Local Nonprofits

Twelve local nonprofit groups received grants totaling $27,040 from the Oswego County Community Foundation.

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