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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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 MORE INFO

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Puffin Cultural Forum

Fostering a dialogue of art, issues & community
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In The Blog

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

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