Grantee Focus: The Movement for Black Lives

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

On this page we are highlighting some projects and grants that we’ve made in recent years in support and recognition of the Movement for Black Lives. Below that, we’ve shared a few resources that we hope you will find useful.

The projects and websites we’re sharing here are not meant to constitute an authoritative or comprehensive list. We are not experts in the struggle for racial equity, although in the spirit of our founder, Perry Rosenstein, we strive to make positive contributions toward it. Systemic anti-blackness is woven so tightly into the fabric of our society that eradicating it cannot take place only in the courts or via elections. Unraveling the threads of racism must take place in every sphere. With that understanding, we’ve selected some anti-racism resources that relate to the Puffin Foundation’s areas of focus, including: a love and appreciation for music and art; a commitment to enriching education for children; and the desire to protect and enjoy a healthy environment.

Selected Puffin Foundation Projects

Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural

The Teaneck Black Lives Matter Mural Committee had a fantastic turnout of Teaneck youth and community members to join them in painting the first Teaneck Black Lives Matter mural.Puffin is…

2017 Puffin Prize: Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick receives the 2017 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). During last year’s NFL pre-season, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began refusing…

2015 ALBA/Puffin Prize: Bryan Stevenson

The Lincoln Brigade Continues Bending the Arc Towards Justice New York — On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) will present the fourth ALBA/Puffin Award for…

Selected Anti-Racism Resources

Getting Started

For Young People

Art & Artists

Decolonizing the Outdoors

  • Birding While Black. Powerful essay on privilege, racism, and inclusion told from the perspective of a Black “birder.”
  • Girl Trek. A civil-rights inspired platform enabling girls/women of African descent to build health and reclaim green space.
  • Outdoor Afro. Building the way to inclusion in conservation, recreation, and nature.
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