It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Puffin’s Founder and President Perry Rosenstein

April 3, 2020

Perry Rosenstein, the founder and president of the Puffin Foundation, passed away on 4/3/20 from the COVID-19 virus. Our hearts go out to people all over the world who are struggling with this terrible pandemic. At this time, the physical doors of the Puffin Foundation, the Puffin Cultural Forum, and Read More

2020 Grant Notifications

March 31, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Teaneck the Foundation offices are currently closed. Unfortunately this means the 2020 grant notifications will be put on indefinite hold. We will notify you when we are able to restart our 2020 grant cycle and begin our 2021 cycle. Thank you for understanding our Read More

Preventable Cancers

March 30, 2020

Eyal Press, A Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media has written a damning piece in the New Yorker about health care inequities in Alabama (and across the US). Read More

Puffin Offices Closed

March 16, 2020

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Teaneck to protect both our staff and our patrons we are closing our offices. We will still be available via email at or you can use the contact form on our site. We will keep you updated on any changes in our Read More

New Foundation and Forum Websites Launch

March 12, 2020

We’re excited to announce that we’ve got a new look! Our sites officially launched today, March 12. Over the next week or so we’ll be working out any final bugs so please be patient as we make the site work flawlessly for you! If you happen to catch something we Read More

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All Cultural Forum Events Postponed

March 11, 2020

Dear Puffin Friends, In light of the developing COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to cancel all events for the month of March. This includes the Teaneck Community Chorus on March 14th, Violinist Kersten Stevens on March 21st, Exhibition Opening for “Conversations 2020” on Read More

Puerto Rican Activism From NY To San Juan – And Beyond

February 14, 2020

Check out this Puffin-sponsored event at the Museum of the City of New York on February Read More

Puffin Cultural Forum Exhibit “Conversations, 2020”

February 14, 2020

A selection of images from Conversations, 2020 is now viewable virtually. Artists take an intersectional look at issues of discrimination that impact marginalized communities-at-large. Works on view speaks to issues of economic discrimination, inequities in the criminal justice system, environmental racism, health care racism, gun violence, and general political disenfranchisement. Read More

Foundation’s Partnership With PBS Independent Lens In The News

February 13, 2020

The Puffin Cultural Forum now premiers PBS Independent Lens documentaries. Jeremy Lentz, the Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival explains it all in this Read More

Three New Andrew Goodman Puffin Democracy Fellows Announced

February 6, 2020

These young activists will help educate their peers in this important election year. Press release here: Upper Saddle River, NJ (December 11, 2019)—The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) is pleased to announce it has accepted three emerging civic leaders to the second cohort of Andrew Goodman Puffin Democracy Fellows. The 2020-2021 Read More

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