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.

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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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 MORE INFO

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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. A tribute Read More

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

November 24, 2021

The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum staff wish you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Our offices will the closed tomorrow & Friday. Have a great Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: October 2021

October 29, 2021

Issue 08: Voting Rights While the myth of voter fraud and a “stolen” election continue to hold sway with a large segment of the American populace, the reality of voter disenfranchisement continues to threaten our democracy. The right to vote, and to have free and fair elections and access to Read More

Museum of the City of New York’s “Green Activist New York Fest”

October 15, 2021

Join the Museum of the City of New York for Green Activist New York Fest, a free, outdoor community event this Sunday, October 17, 11am – 3pm. MCNY, in partnership with The Waterfront Alliance, will showcase the work of NYC’s thriving climate activist scene and inspire New Yorkers of all Read More

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