Genres Public Interest

Independent News Curation Team

OptOut Media Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

The OptOut Media Foundation has a mission to educate the public about current events and help sustain a diverse media ecosystem by promoting and assisting independent news outlets and, in doing so, advance democracy and social justice. Read More

Greg Palast

Palast, Greg

Year Grant Awarded: 2010

Greg Palast’s reporting team investigated crucial, difficult stories for BBC TV, Democracy Now! Rolling Stone and In These Times: vote suppression, vulture finance attacks on Africa, oil pollution in the Amazon and the Deepwater Horizon blow-out. Read More

Be Black Baby: a House Party Presents

Recess Activties Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2011

Presented by Simone Leigh and Recess, it fostered group and individual exploration and dialogue through a series of performances and events that broke down and problematized racial and queer identity along with other conventions of cultural politics. Read More

Make Thrift Mend

Rodabaugh, Katrina

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Make Thrift Mend focuses on sustainable fashion, social practice, "art as action”, and reclaiming traditional garment-making skills. It's also a fast-fashion fast that resists factory labor and instead chooses making, mending, and community building. Read More

Vanguard Social: Visions of Southern Queer Resistance

Rose-Grayson, Carolyn

Year Grant Awarded: 2023

“Vanguard Social: Visions of Southern Queer Resistance,” highlights the works of Southern QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color) artists as a means of empowering and uplifting their lived experience. Read More

General Support

Rosenberg Fund for Children

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Rosenberg Fund for Children provides for the educational and emotional needs of children whose parents have suffered because of their progressive activities and who, therefore, are no longer able to provide fully for their children. Read More

We the People

Sheryl Oring

Year Grant Awarded: 2006

The goal of Sheryl Oring’s “We The People” project is to bring the voices of the American people to the national stage. In her role as performance artist, Ms. Oring set up an office in various public places and invited people to dictate cards to Read More

Vote Everywhere (2014)

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Vote Everywhere provides college students with a unique, non-partisan opportunity to learn organizational & leadership skills while registering peers to vote, providing voter education, and leading on-campus issues activism & social justice projects. Read More

Andrew Goodman Puffin Democracy Fellowship, 2020-2021 Cohort

The Andrew Goodman Foundation

Year Grant Awarded: 2020

The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Puffin Democracy Fellows undertake high-impact projects on a local and regional level that address civic issues like voter suppression to advance political and social equity among young people in the United States. Read More

The Caffè Lena History Project

The Caffè Lena History Project

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Caffè Lena is America’s oldest continually operating folk music coffeehouse. Puffin Foundation support enabled critical initial work on the Caffè Lena Oral History Project and the creation of the Caffè Lena History Project website. Read More