On the Murder of George Floyd, and the Need to End Racist Policies, Laws and Attitudes.  We Stand with the Protestors.

The brutal & systematic oppression of Black lives has existed throughout our country’s history. Racism has been used, encouraged, and promoted to justify slavery and an economy that profits on cheap labor and pitting one group against another.  The murder of Black people at the hands of the police must end.  Reforms to policing must be made. But we must also commit to ending the institutional racism that pervades our society and the laws and policies of our nation.  We salute all those who have been protesting racial injustice and advocating for reforms across the country; we are the majority. The Puffin Foundation hopes our work will help to inform and support efforts to promote racial justice in these challenging times.

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” -Angela Davis

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead


ABOUT US

The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.

Why the Puffin?

The Puffin, once endangered in the northeastern United States, was returned to its native habitats through the efforts of a concerned citizenry. Our name is a metaphor for how we perceive our mission in the arts: to join with other concerned groups and individuals to ensure that the arts not merely survive, but flourish at all levels of our society.

Perry Rosenstein, the founder and president of The Puffin Foundation and Puffin Cultural Forum, passed away on 4/3/20 from the COVID-19 virus. We invite you to share your memories, stories, and reflections on this Facebook page, and to enjoy those shared by others. Perry Rosenstein: A Life and Times Memorial.

Our Grantees

Special Projects

Gallery for Social Activism

A People’s History of Struggle at the Museum of the City of NY
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Opens 4 Feb, 2020

Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship

Supporting visionaries who challenge the status quo
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Opens 4 Feb, 2020

ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism

Honoring International Champions of Human Rights
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Investigative Journalism

Helping Make Journalism that Matters Possible
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Puffin Cultural Forum

Fostering a dialogue of art, issues & community
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More Special Projects

 

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In The Blog

Sharing Tributes to Perry

April 6, 2020

To celebrate Perry’s life and legacy we invite you to share your memories, stories, and reflections on this Facebook page, and to enjoy those shared by others. Perry Rosenstein: A Life and Times Memorial. We’d also like to share some of the other warm words and tribute’s we’ve received. In These Read More

Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural

October 27, 2020

The Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural Committee had a fantastic turnout of Teaneck youth and community members to join them in painting the first Teaneck Black Lives Matter mural.Puffin is honored to be a supporter of the Read More

Incredibly Close Elections

October 22, 2020

Puffin has been a longtime supporter of the Campus Election Engagement Project.  Check out and share their short video on close elections and the importance of Read More

Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers

October 19, 2020

As Election Day looms, Eugene Scalia, a cunning lawyer committed to dismantling regulation, is weakening one employee protection after another. Eyal Press, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Type Media Center, investigates in The New Yorker:  Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Read More

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