Grantees 2021

On Nochaway Presentation

Anna Gage Norton

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

This work documents one example of forest restoration to promote biodiversity for a sustainable ecosystem. During a critical time as we reach a point of no return for climate change, I believe it is crucial to highlight efforts by citizens and illustrate that global change begins locally. Read More


Brake-Sillá, Nikki

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

How does toxic masculinity evolve? Is it when a single mother coddles her son because of the guilt she has for being both mother and father? Is it when “we” force our sons into identities where softness and masculinity cannot coexist? Read More

Funding for Arts and Cultural Programming at Camp Kinderland

Camp Kinderland

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Every summer, Camp Kinderland is grateful to receive very generous grant from the Puffin Foundation which provides funding for the arts for our campers. On behalf of the entire Camp Kinderland community, THANK YOU to the Puffin Foundation! Read More

To Use A Mountain

Cassingham, Colleen

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

TO USE A MOUNTAIN is a feature documentary that presents vignettes of ruin and salvation in six candidate communities for the nation's nuclear dumping ground. Read More


Cordes, Emily

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Drawing inspiration from contemporary Internet culture and narratives around mental illness, as well as accounts of Victorian insane asylums, “#SoSadSoSexy” is a devised play exploring Western culture’s ongoing fascination with, and misrepresentation of, depressed and unstable women. Read More


Cornyn, Alison

Year Grant Awarded: 2017

Incorrigibles is a transmedia documentary project that aims to reexamine and redefine the language used to label, define and confine young women as told by those who were incarcerated at the New York State Training School for Girls and other state-run institutions over the last 100 years. Read More

Imagining the Future

Crossways Theatre

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

We challenged five member playwrights and a guest playwright of Crossways Theatre to imagine the future in a fifteen-minute play. Many of our plays have been focused on stories set in the past and present engaging with social issues. We asked our playwrights to look at the future. Read More

land and flower

David Wayne Reed

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

land and flower is a short film by David Wayne Reed about tallgrass prairie remnants, the lands lost, and the flowers that remain. land and flower is a poetic acknowledgment of the native prairie, an emergent benediction, and a call to conservation of this rare and endangered ecosystem. Read More

End of the Line

Emmett Adler

Year Grant Awarded: 2021

END OF THE LINE - a feature-length documentary - is a character-driven political drama about the New York City subway crisis and America’s crumbling infrastructure. Read More

Vision for a Voluntary World


Year Grant Awarded: 2021

Vision for a Voluntary World describes a world that functions entirely on intrinsic motivation; that is, passion, self-direction, and care. Read More

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