Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.

Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. (PFW) is working to enhance the cultural landscape by partnering with not-for-profit groups and individuals* who share our civil and social justice Mission philosophy. If you represent a socially-concerned community organization devoted to creating a better neighborhood and a positive planet; or if you believe that through the aesthetic of art you can open doors, minds and eyes to enhance our culture and enrich the lives of others with your socially-relevant message, we invite you to review our protocols and apply for a grant. We believe artists have the unique ability to peacefully challenge those who seek to limit our expression. By sharing creative talents, artists can speak out loud – to and for all of humanity. This brings social awareness to our communities and reflects our goal of working for a better world.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR 2018 GRANTS: SPECIAL NOTICE FOR 2018 GRANTS: The application period for the 2018 Grant cycle is now over. All Grants to be awarded will be made monthly through the end of May, 2018.

At this time we would like to thank the 120+ NFPs, fiscal agents of community groups, and the citizens of Ohio who have sent in Grant Applications to Puffin Foundation West. After the announcement in honor of PFW having received the Ohio Governor’s for the Arts / Arts Patron Award for 2017, so many new artists and local organization from all across the state had reached out to PFW to help them amplify their reach. We celebrate Ohioans who go out and make peaceable change happen every day!


Java Kitrick, President

*We are allowed by the IRS to grant to individual SS#s however having a NFP Fiscal Agent is recommended. We are not allowed to grant to for-profit concerns/corporations.