About Grantees

The Artists and Grantees of The Puffin Foundation

The pages of our newspapers are filled with stories of civil strife, environmental degradation and denials of basic human rights. The ravages of war, economic hardship and our ailing health care system take a daily toll on more and more men, women and children across the country. To many, the world appears to be spinning out of control.

In spite of this discouraging landscape, we at The Puffin Foundation have not found a spirit of despair and surrender, but rather a growing ferment for change. To support our optimistic assessment we can point to hundreds upon hundreds of extraordinary proposals we received every year from artists seeking financial aid for a variety of cultural and social programs looking to the future and a better world.

For the past 25 years the work of the Puffin Foundation has sought to educate and enrich the lives of our citizenry by supporting works of applicants that address the social issues of our times.  We are continually invigorated by their creative work which seeks to change and improve our lives. The spirit of the times is best reflected by the art of the times.  We share with you their optimism that is found on the web pages of this site.

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