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Grants to USA Artists and Organizations for Arts Projects that Educate the Public about Contemporary Issues

Annual Artist Grant Program

GrantWatch ID# 176052
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
The Puffin Foundation
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Geographic Focus

Important Dates
LOI Date: 12/15/22
Deadline: 12/31/22 11:59 PM EST

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to USA artists and organizations addressing social and environmental issues through theater, video, and film. Applicants must submit a written request for an application prior to applying. The Foundation focuses on artistic work that educates the public about topical issues such as climate change, social justice, health care, civil rights, and other contemporary issues.

This year the Foundation will be accepting new proposals in video/film, theater and environmentally focused projects for the Annual Artist Grant Program. Please note that the primary focus of your proposal must be one of these three genres. 


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Grants from The Puffin Foundation, can only be awarded to US residents with a social security number or US based non-profits. U.S. citizens who reside in or whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply.

The Foundation requests that previous grantees allow a one-year hiatus prior to reapplication.

The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.

Pre-Application Information
- The application process will begin in early September.
- Requests for applications using the process above must be received by December 1st.
- Application Request Forms must be received by the Puffin Foundation by 12/9/22.
- Proposals must be complete and submitted on the on-line portal by December 31st 11:59pm EST.

Applicants will be notified via email on an ongoing basis about the decision on their application from January 15th through July 31st 2023.


Estimated Size of Grant
Average grants are approximately $1,250. The maximum grant size is $2,500.

Contact Information
To request an application packet:
The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
2021 Application Request
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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