Grantee Focus: Labor and Workers’ Rights Related Grants 

September 4, 2023

Labor Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hard-won and profoundly impactful changes wrought by the American labor movement, beginning in the 19th century and continuing into the present day.  The Puffin Cultural Forum will be mounting an exhibition of photos entitled “We Are One,” which documents the Read More

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Call for Applications: The 2024 ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award

August 31, 2023

Deadline for Applications is September 30, 2023 The ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award is an annual prize of $100,000 presented by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and The Puffin Foundation. It is dedicated to the activist tradition of the U.S. volunteers who joined the International Brigades to fight in the Spanish Read More

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2023

On International Overdose Awareness Day, we want to acknowledge the horrific impact of drug overdoses, in particular those involving opioids, and share some resources that we’ve found helpful, as individuals, to help combat this crisis. You can save a life by carrying Naloxone (Narcan), a safe, effective, easy-to-administer opioid reversal drug. Read More

An Accessible City for All: Disability Rights in New York

August 24, 2023

The Museum of the City of New York introduced a new installation, An Accessible City for All: Disability Rights in New York, 1968 to 2017, as the newest module in its ongoing exhibition, Activist New York. This module opens as we celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Read More

Celebrating Ten Years of Activist New York at MCNY

Over a decade ago, Perry Rosenstein approached the Museum of the City of New York with a unique vision for a designated gallery on activism. The child of immigrants, Perry was a former organizer, veteran, and business owner. He had also mobilized against racism and fascism, and supported artists, journalists, Read More

Grantee Focus: Wildfire Related Grants

July 25, 2023

As the world continues to grapple with the dire impact of forest fires on the environment as well as on human and non-human safety and health, The Puffin Foundation would like to share some of the recent work we funded in 2022 which brings attention to this urgent  issue. These Read More

Watch the 2023 Puffin Nation Student Journalism Conference!

July 18, 2023

The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism‘s 2023 Puffin Nation Student Journalism Conference was a rousing success! The conference had a diverse group of close to 125 extraordinary student journalists, editors, writers, and reporters in attendance. They came from coast to coast as well as from Pakistan, India, Germany and Canada.  Read More

Teaneck Announces Its First Poet Laureate

July 10, 2023

If you attended Puffin’s Faith Ringgold Exhibition Opening earlier this year, you were lucky enough to have witnessed the very talented Scott Pleasants perform some of his poetry. Now, he has been named Teaneck’s first Poet Laureate. Congratulations Scott! Check out this article about his plans for township literary programs, Read More

Holiday Hours

July 1, 2023

The offices of The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed from 7/1-7/4. We hope you all have a safe and fun Independence Day Read More

Watch the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award Ceremony

June 16, 2023

An award ceremony was held on May 6 in New York City to honor the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recipient, Indigenous Women Rising (IWR). 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