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

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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

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

Black Foot, Standing Bear, Big Eagle, Sioux. Three members of the Sioux tribe pose in Indian Village, 1898

Holiday Weekend Hours

October 8, 2021

In observance of Indigenous People’s Day the Puffin Foundation & Cultural Forum will be closed Monday, October 11th. Looking for info about/ways to support Indigenous people and cultures? Below are just a few of the resources available online: Ramapough Lenape Community Center (North NJ) Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (South NJ) Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: September 2021

September 30, 2021

Issue 07: Print Journalism Maybe it’s the start of the school year, or perhaps it’s the anticipation of cooler weather and longer nights, but September has us thinking about long, good reads. In this issue, we’re featuring some of the Puffin-supported magazines and writers whose deep investigative work and insightful Read More

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