Applications

Definition & Purpose: The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. Since its founding in 2003, our Foundation has granted more than $23 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward building stronger communities.

Important Instructions for submitting a request

  • All LOIs and applications must be submitted through the application links provided below.
  • Refer to the FAQ GUIDE for instructions and any questions you may have in regards to our online system.
  • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.
  • Please read and follow all instructions and deadlines carefully.
  • Ensure all applicable supporting materials are attached.
  • Community Grant requests are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Turn-around time for disposition is no more than 90 days.
  • Major Grant and Signature Grant LOIs and applications will be reviewed after the applicable deadlines listed on the GUIDELINES page. If you have questions about timing, contact the Foundation.
  • Requests will not be accepted after their stated deadlines.
  • PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within 90 days after the applicable deadline.
  • PLEASE NOTE: PBF must be in receipt of all requirements from previous grants prior to accepting a new application.

If you have already started an application or LOI,
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Community Grant

The 2018 Community Grant Application will close on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

In 2018, requests for a Community Grant will provide funding from $1,000 up to and including $5,000. These requests are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. 501(c)(3) public charity organizations are eligible to apply as long as they meet all guidelines and have not received prior funding from The Provident Bank Foundation in the same calendar year. Turn-around time for disposition is no more than 90 days.

  • Community grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within 90 days after the receipt of grant application
  • Organizations may only apply for funding once per calendar year
  • All applications must be submitted through the online application
  • All applicable supporting materials must be attached
  • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied
  • Refer to the Guide to Navigating Online Forms for instructions and any questions you may have in regards to our online system

 The 2018 Community Grant Application will close on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

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The primary purpose of a Community Grant is to increase access to funding and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations. Organizations seeking a Community Grant must address one of PBF funding priority areas and applicants must demonstrate impact in the Bank’s marketplace. We believe that these grants provide important support for needed services to diverse communities. This grant is not to be used for sponsorship requests and/or events.

Major Grant

All 2018 Major Grant cycles are CLOSED.

In 2018, a Major Grant will provide funding over $5,000 and up to and including $25,000. As is the case across PBF’s philanthropic and community engagement activities, the Major Grant emphasizes support of sustainable community enhancement and short-term change. We seek to build relationships with organizations that have the capacity and drive to create this change.


Click here to view the 2018 Major Grant Guidelines.


All 2018 Major Grant Cycles are CLOSED.

 

 

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and the individuals they serve. A Major Grant funds projects and/or programs that address one or more of PBF’s funding priority areas in a significant way. These programs/projects are typically more structured and robust than those supported through PBF’s Community Grants, but of lesser scale than those supported through PBF’s Signature Grants. Detailed guidelines and requirements for each cycle can be found in the Guidelines Section of our website.

Signature Grant

All 2018 Signature Grant cycles are CLOSED.

PBF expects to make six (6) $50,000 Signature Grants in 2018, two (2) in each of the Foundation’s three funding priority areas, to drive meaningful impact. Detailed guidelines and requirements for each cycle can be found in the Guidelines Section of our website.

 


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All 2018 Signature Grant cycles are CLOSED.

 

 

 

PBF is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. Signature Grants emphasize sustainable community enhancement and long-term change. We seek to build relationships with organizations that have the capacity and drive to create this change. Detailed guidelines and requirements for each cycle can be found in the Guidelines Section of our website.

Sponsorships

To be considered, Sponsorship requests must be received by email at least 60 days prior to the event. These requests are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Sponsorship applications are by invitation only.


Use this link to e-mail the Foundation office the details (sponsorship levels and event information) of your sponsorship request. Be sure to review the Sponsorship Guidelines prior to contacting the Foundation.