Grants Awarded from the Oswego County Community Foundation

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CNY Arts Center received $2,250 to purchase lighting instruments, accessories and a scrim curtain to project background patterns and special effects during performances.


Friends of Great Bear received $4,200 to repair a heavily used trail intersection, which will improve sustainability and safety for visitors to the Great Bear Recreation Area and help prevent erosion.


Oswego County Health Department received $2,200 to support Healthy Families Oswego County, a primary prevention home visiting program which seeks to reduce maltreatment of children and improve overall family health and functioning.


Oswego County Opportunities received $5,000 to support child care scholarships for low-income families through its Discovery Learning Center.


Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue received $2,366 to purchase new portable radios for team leaders and batteries for volunteer emergency personnel paging equipment.


PAWS of CNY received $2,350 to increase volunteer enrollment in Oswego County to meet the service needs of nursing facilities, schools, libraries and other community events.


Pregnancy Care Center of Oswego County received $1,000 to purchase diapers and wipes for its clientele of underserved women.


Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum received $2,500 to modernize and upgrade exhibits.


Sage Brook Horse Foundation and Youth Program received $1,750 to purchase haying equipment to feed horses and generate an additional income source for operations through sale of the surplus hay.


United Friends of Homeless Animals received $2,000 to assist with veterinary expenses for an increasing population of animals cared for by rescue shelters.




Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library received $850 to provide free early-childhood summer art classes to help introduce and expose community youth to fine arts.

Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi) received $3,325 to support the continuation of its Breakfast and Lunch for Weekends and Crisis Food/Hygiene Support projects.

CNY Arts Center received $3,000 to purchase and install fire retardant, noise reducing blackout curtains to meet fire safety standards for the Center’s performing arts space.

Friends of Fulton Parks received $2,250 to support the installation of accessible pathways to Recreation Park as part of its Recreation Park Revitalization Project.

Fulton Family YMCA received $1,725 to purchase supplies to help expand its Girls Rock program, which seeks to promote positive self-image, skill-building, teamwork and community engagement.

Fulton Jazz Festival received $2,500 to expand its 2017 festival to include an educational programming component with group classes for students and workshops for music educators.

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways received $1,600 to support the College Life 1-Day program in collaboration with Cayuga Community College's Fulton Branch to help ninth and tenth grade girls in Oswego County prepare for college explore college opportunities.

Fulton Kiwanis Recreation Association received $2,250 to complete renovations to its Kid Haven clubhouse to ensure secure storage of maintenance and sports equipment and to build a handicap-accessible bathroom.

Oswego County Historical Society received $3,100 to upgrade outdated display room lighting in exhibit galleries to protect and preserve archival collections.

Oswego County Pioneer Search and Rescue received $2,784 to purchase new handheld receivers for the Project Lifesaver program, which seeks to help locate missing high-risk youth and adults with dementia.

Oswego Health Foundation received $3,902 to purchase equipment, teaching aids and educational materials to support its Community Health Plan.



Blessings in a Backpack, Oswego-Fulton Chapter received $3,000 to feed underserved children in Oswego and Fulton for 38 weekends during the school year.

Cleveland Historical Society received $3,390 to restore Friendship House, a companion property of historic former St. James Episcopal Church, which houses historical displays and serves as a convening space for board meetings and other functions.

Friends of Fort Ontario received $3,000 to design, build and install interpretive panels on the Fort Ontario State Historic Site grounds to show elements of historic landscapes that no longer exist.

Friends of Great Bear received $3,500 to repair an eroding hillside trail connection by installing limestone steps that will allow for safe use and access of the historical canal lock and the adjacent trails.

Friends of Quirk’s Players received $1,500 to purchase two headset microphones that will enhance sound quality of theater productions put on by Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School drama club.

Oswego Bookmobile received $1,500 to expand its mobile literacy outreach program to include additional age groups by increasing the selection of books and STEM-related activities available to preschool age children.

Oswego Players received $890 to purchase equipment that will enable outdoor performances of the summer Youth Educational Theater Initiative (Y.E.T.I.), which engages youth across Oswego County by staging productions in local parks.

Rebels’ Sports Boosters received $3,000 for materials to construct enclosures on Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District athletic fields. The addition to the fields will help shelter students and coaches from inclement weather during sporting events and engage the broader community by encouraging use of facilities by outside groups.

Sage Brook Horse Foundation received $220 to purchase food and water buckets for youth volunteers to use when feeding horses.


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Jan Lane:




Oswego Community Foundation
c/o Central New York Community Foundation
431 East Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202