Puffin Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

Puffin condemns the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the murders and suffering being carried out by the wishes of President Vladimir Putin. He bears sole responsibility for the destruction, chaos, and loss of life.  Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this war, including the people of Ukraine, the surrounding countries, and all those around the world with family, friends and loved ones in the region. Putin has perverted the concept of anti-fascism to justify his pursuit of a new Russian empire. These despicable violations of human rights must be opposed by the world community.


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 COVID-19. 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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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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In The Blog

Teaneck Community Chorus Spring Concert

June 6, 2022

The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum are proud longtime supporters of the Teaneck Community Read More

POWER HUNGRY: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement

June 1, 2022

The Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman continues this Sunday with Dr. Suzanne Cope, author of “Power Hungry.” POWER HUNGRY: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement is the true story of two unsung women who used food as a weapon for social and political change in the Black Freedom Movement: Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: Issue 12

May 12, 2022

The Clara Lemlich and ALBA/Puffin Awards of 2022; Abortion Rights We’re taking a quick break from reading grant proposals to highlight two Puffin-supported awards that recognize achievements in human rights and progressive activism. We hope that the work of the honorees will be as inspirational to you as it is Read More

You’re Invited to the 12th Annual Clara Lemlich Awards

May 9, 2022

In need of inspiration? Tune into the 2022 Clara Lemlich awards as five remarkable lifelong activist women are honored for their decades of dedication to progressive causes. Thursday, May 12th, from 6:00pm – 6:30pm EDT, via Zoom. Puffin supports these awards both directly as well as via the Puffin Gallery Read More

Join ALBA’s Online Gala for the ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award

April 29, 2022

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives will be hosting an exciting live online gala on April 30th, that will feature musical performances, live speakers, and exciting presentations. The event will include an award ceremony honoring our 2022 ALBA/Puffin Human rights award recipient Life After Hate. The free event will be broadcast live Read More

OptOut App Launches Today

March 14, 2022

Today marks the launch of OptOut, a new app and newsletter offering a curated selection of thoughtful, independent, and progressive news and opinion. With much of corporate media unwilling or unable to take a deep dive with their coverage, OptOut offers readers and listeners a serious (and easy to use) resource Read More

Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship awarded to the National Network of Abortion Funds

March 2, 2022

Type Media Center & The Puffin Foundation are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship is the National Network for Abortion Funds (NNAF). The NNAF is a network of over 90 community organizations that works with members to break down logistical and economic barriers Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: Issue 11

March 1, 2022

Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship Whoever coined the phrase “If it bleeds, it leads” certainly foresaw modern media. Staying informed can be a depressing endeavor. But the news does not give the full picture, and the truth is that countless people work every day to improve their communities and the Read More

Puffin Cultural Forum presents We the People

February 25, 2022

The meaning of the American identity has been fraught with distorted symbolism and meaning. Puffin’s latest exhibition explores what it means to be American, with the recognition that the term has been politically hijacked in recent years. The collection of selected pieces featured below frame a critique of racist and Read More

Puffin Holiday Hours

February 18, 2022

The offices of the Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed Monday February, 21. We’ll resume regular hours on Tuesday. Have a great President’s Day Read More

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