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The Puffin Foundation Appoints Jeremy Lentz as Director of Special Projects

February 6, 2024

The Executive Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival to expand his role with The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. as Director of Special Projects (Teaneck, NJ), January 30, 2024 – The Puffin Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that has opened the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and Read More

18By Vote wins 2024 ALBA/Puffin Award

February 2, 2024

An in-person award ceremony in New York City will be held on May 4 to honor the 2024 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recipient, 18by Vote. One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted annually by Read More

2024 18BY VOTE

An in-person award ceremony in New York City will be held on May 4 to honor the 2024 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recipient, 18by Vote. One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted annually by Read More

Puffin Holiday Hours

January 12, 2024

The offices of The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed on Monday 1/15. If you’re looking for ways to honor Dr. King this weekend you could participate in MLK Day of Service, support The King Center, or support another local non profit. Have a great weekend! Photo: Dr. Read More

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Grant Deadline Extended Due to Portal Issues (Update!)

January 5, 2024

Today was supposed to be the deadline for Puffin’s 2024 Annual Artist Grant Cycle, but because of ongoing issues with our grantee portal, we have made the decision to extend the deadline by one week for those applicants who were unable to submit due to technical issues. THE NEW DEADLINE Read More

Holiday Hours

December 19, 2023

The offices of the Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed from December 25th- January 1st. We’ll see you again in the new year! For grant applicants: If you have application questions please email and review our FAQ page. All application requests and emails will be processed when Read More

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Puffin Holiday Hours & Resources

November 22, 2023

The Puffin Foundation will be closed from at 1pm Wednesday 11/22, all day Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24. We will resume normal hours on Monday. However you celebrate Thanksgiving we hope you are surrounded by love and know that Puffin is grateful for your support! We also encourage those of Read More

2023 Teaneck International Film Festival Dedicated to Bob McGrath

October 30, 2023

This year the Teaneck International Film Festival is dedicated to Bob McGrath, the actor, author, and musician who was best known for playing the music teacher Bob Johnson on the long-running television show, Sesame Street, from 1969 to 2016. McGrath passed away in December of 2022, at the age of Read More

The Brown Building: Where A Tragic Fire Became a Catalyst for Reform

October 12, 2023

On March 25th, 1911, The Brown Building (originally Asch Building) was the site of one of the worst industrial disasters in American history. On that date, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on the top three floors of the building, resulting in the tragic loss of 146 Read More

Meet Our Fall 2023 Interns With A Q&A!

October 5, 2023

Please welcome our new fall interns, Griffin Asnis and Emma Shi! Griffin is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia and just finished taking his LSATS to apply to law schools this fall. He is a native of Bergen County, and has been helping us in the office with Read More