Non-profit

Puffin Foundation West

Location:

Columbus, OH, United States

Tax ID:

27-2753994

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $333,839
Expenses: $347,875
Assets: $5,105,379

Formation:

2010

President:

Java Kitrick

The Puffin Foundation West (also known as Puffin West) is a private foundation based in Columbus, Ohio, that primarily gives grants to apolitical nonprofits with an artistic focus, with occasional grants going to left-of-center groups. This foundation is the sister organization of the Puffin Foundation in Teaneck, New Jersey. [1]

Background

Puffin West’s founding is unknown, although IRS ruled on its non-exempt status in 2010. [2] Puffin West has officially announced that starting in 2020, it would only give grants to organizations in the following states due to its limited funding capacities: Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. [3]

Funding

Puffin West has given the largest funds to what is listed as “Total Grants” with a giving category of “Arts & Culture” at around $552,496 (2015-2017). For listed organizations, Puffin West has given the most funds to Columbus Dance Theatre Inc. at $22,750 (2013-2014), Wexner Center for the Arts at $22,500 (2012-2013), Greater Columbus Arts Council Inc. at $20,000 (2013-2014) Harmony Project Productions Inc. at $18,000 (2013-2014), and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education at $17,550 (2013-2014). [4]

Puffin West gave $5,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union in 2014, and the grant was listed under “Social & Human Services”. [5]

Leadership

Judith Kitrick is the president of Puffin West. [6]

Mark Kitrick is the secretary and board treasurer of Puffin West. [7]

References

  1. Administrator. “Puffin West – Old.” Puffin Foundation. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://www.puffinfoundation.org/component/content/article/379-puffin-west.html. ^
  2. “Puffin Foundation West.” Guidestar.org. Accessed August 12, 2019. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/27-2753994. ^
  3. “Grant Information.” Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. July 31, 2019. Accessed August 12, 2019. http://puffinwest.org/grant-application/#forgrantees. ^
  4. Information Provided by FoundationSearch. Puffin Foundation West. Accessed, 2019. www.FoundationSearch.com ^
  5. Information Provided by FoundationSearch. Puffin Foundation West. Accessed, 2019. www.FoundationSearch.com ^
  6. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Puffin Foundation West. 2017. ^
  7. Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax (Form 990). Puffin Foundation West. 2017. ^

Associated Organizations

  1. Puffin Foundation (Non-profit)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: October 1, 2010

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form PF $333,839 $347,875 $5,105,379 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2014 Dec Form PF $310,051 $410,033 $5,693,185 $746 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2013 Dec Form PF $220,576 $253,613 $5,812,060 $1 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2012 Dec Form PF $3,460,481 $152,547 $4,889,146 $2,495 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF
    2011 Dec Form PF $244,489 $103,753 $2,678,160 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    Puffin Foundation West

    60 East Spring Street #601
    Columbus, OH 43215
    United States