Oswego County Community Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

August 10, 2015 The Oswego County Community Foundation (Oswego Foundation) has launched its first grant round and is now accepting applications until October 15, 2015. The Fund is expected to award up to $20,000 in total grants this year to organizations directly serving Oswego County residents.

Grant Information Session

The Fund’s Leadership Council will host a free grant information session to help potential applicants understand the application process on Tuesday, September 15 at the Oswego Public Library from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the Fund’s strategic approach to grantmaking, walk through the application process and receive advice on the types of projects that are most likely to receive funding. Interested parties may register for the event online at occfgrantsession2015.eventbrite.com

Applying for a Grant

A total of $20,000 in grant funding is available this year. Requests may range from $500 – $5,000. The maximum grant awarded to any single project will be $5,000.This year’s application deadline is October 15, 2015.

Nonprofit organizations [501(c)(3) or other publicly supported organizations] serving Oswego County residents may apply. Grants must directly benefit the residents of Oswego County. Applications are encouraged from a variety of program areas including education, health, social services, the arts, and civic concerns, as well as preservation of historic resources. Visit www.oswegocountycf.org for a grant application and guidelines.

To learn more about the Oswego County Community Foundation, including how to make a contribution, visit www.oswegocountycf.org. The Oswego County Community Foundation is an affiliate fund of the Central New York Community Foundation, www.cnycf.org.


Established in 1927, the Central New York Community Foundation encourages local philanthropy by supporting the growth of permanent charitable endowments for the betterment of the region. The Community Foundation is the largest charitable foundation in the region with assets of nearly $190 million. It awarded $9.9 million in grants last year to nonprofit organizations and since its inception has invested more than $135 million in the community. The Community Foundation serves as the steward of charitable legacies for individuals, families and businesses through the administration of nearly 700 funds. The organization also serves as a civic leader, convener and sponsor of special initiatives designed to strengthen local nonprofits and address the region’s most pressing challenges.

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