Grantees All Years

Turbocharging youth voter engagement, especially at community colleges, trade, technical and vocational schools, at People of Color Serving Institutions.

Civic Influencers

Year Grant Awarded: 2022

Civic Influencers mission is to create more young leaders across the country. We are strategic in recruiting, training, and mentoring young leaders in swing districts and states. These young leaders – called Civic Influencers – helped achieve the remarkable youth voter turnout levels we saw in 2022. Read More

I-5, Windmills

Clairobscur Dance Company / Sefton

Year Grant Awarded: 2011

"I-5, Windmills" examines the issue of power, the wind, air pollution, rolling ridge green or tan mountains and the majestic turbines that grace their slopes. Set to the majestic score by Sasha Matson of the same name. Read More

CSC’s YOUNG COMPANY Education & Outreach Initiative

Classic Stage Company (CSC)

Year Grant Awarded: 2012

Through a series of interactive in-school workshops and dynamic productions specially designed for a teen audience, CSC’s YOUNG COMPANY Education & Outreach Initiative makes Shakespeare alive and accessible to underserved public school students. Read More

Raw Thought, a documentary theatre play about the life, death, and work of Aaron Swartz

Co-Op Theatre East/Ashley Marinaccio

Year Grant Awarded: 2016

Co-Op Theatre East Presents: Raw Thought An interpretation of the life, death, and writings of Aaron Swartz Written by Tyrus Holden Devised by Co-Op Theatre East ensemble members - Tyrus Holden, Ashley Marinaccio, Robert A.K. Gonyo, Gil Sperling, and Michael Rehse Directed by Ashley Marinaccio Read More

The Trip Wire Project

Colburn, Michele

Year Grant Awarded: 2015

The Trip Wire Project documents deaths of U.S. soldiers and noncombatant civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of US involvement 15 years ago.The artist knitted a stitch in military surplus trip wire. Read More

The Seven by Will Power, directed by Carl Cofield (2014)

Columbia Stages / Erik Kaiko

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

For his Columbia directing thesis, Carl Cofield chose to direct THE SEVEN by Will Power. This rap/hip-hop adaptation of Aeschylus' tragedy, THE SEVEN AGAINST THEBES, played the Connelly Theatre in NYC in Feb. 2014. Produced by grantee Erik Kaiko. Read More

Living American Composers

Compact Discoveries, Inc.

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

The Puffin Foundation's funds were used to help pay the costs of producing two one-hour Compact Discoveries radio programs featuring, exclusively, the recorded works of living American composers. Read More

Camp Interesting

Conklin, Lydia

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

A graphic novel set at an unusual sleep away camp in the north woods of Vermont. Read More

Jazz Arts Program for all Ages (2014)

Contemporary Arts Inc

Year Grant Awarded: 2013

Jazz Arts Program for all ages supports our mission to perpetuate the art form of jazz through performance and education, bring jazz music to a variety of audiences in our community and create an uplifting environment for children, youth and families Read More

Full Still Hungry


Year Grant Awarded: 2011