Puffin Holiday Hours

February 18, 2022

The offices of the Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed Monday February, 21. We’ll resume regular hours on Tuesday. Have a great President’s Day Read More

2021 National Network of Abortion Funds

Type Media Center and The Puffin Foundation are pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship is the National Network for Abortion Funds (NNAF). The NNAF is a network of over 90 community organizations that works with members to break down logistical and economic barriers Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: Issue 10

January 26, 2022

Teaneck-Based Grantees When Perry Rosenstein and Gladys Miller-Rosenstein decided to put down roots in Teaneck, they made a commitment not just to grow The Puffin Foundation there, but to participate in and enrich the community, too. Over the last three decades, Puffin has supported existing local institutions, helped build new Read More

A Call to Action: Transforming How We Understand the Legacies of Chattel Slavery and the Holocaust.

January 20, 2022

Our view of history is often shaped in our youth. This Puffin-supported panel for local high school students was presented cooperatively by the Enslaved African American Memorial Committee and the Northern NJ Holocaust Memorial and Education Committee – both located in our hometown of Teaneck.  African Americans and Jews have Read More

Holiday Weekend Hours

January 14, 2022

The offices of the Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed on Monday 1/17. 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 Read More

How to Build a Fire: A Storytelling Series

January 7, 2022

The Puffin Cultural Forum is proud to present How to Build a Fire (HTBAF) a co-sponsored event between Open Source and The Puffin Foundation. Created over seven years ago, How to Build a Fire is a community storytelling series where a diverse group of individuals share real-life, personal narratives centered Read More

2022 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recognizes Life After Hate

January 6, 2022

Each year the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recognizes champions whose work confronts and challenges the ongoing threats to the rights of all peoples. This year’s $100,000 prize celebrates Life after Hate, an organization created by former extremists to help people leave their violent, far right past to lead Read More

2022 Life After Hate

 The ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism was awarded to Life After Hate on April 30, 2022.  The ceremony is held each year as a part of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archvive’s annual gala. You can view the prize portion of the event starting at 45 minutes in to the program. Remarks by Puffin Read More

Puffin Holiday Hours

December 24, 2021

The offices of the Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed from December 25th- January 2nd. We’ll see you again in the new year! For prospective grant applicants: You have until 12/31/21 to have your request for application postmarked. All application requests will be processed when we return from Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: Issue 09

December 23, 2021

The Puffin Advisory Board (PAB) was envisioned by Perry Rosenstein as a sort of think tank, a group of trusted experts with a wide variety of backgrounds who would help expand the ideas of the Puffin Foundation, in particular with respect to the arts. One of the ways the PAB Read More