Applications

Definition & Purpose: The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is committed to enhancing the quality of life in New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. Since its founding in 2003, our Foundation has granted more than $22 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities.

Important Instructions for submitting a request

  • All LOI’S 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.
  • PBF will accept applications up to 60 days prior to the applicable deadline; however, applications may not be processed until after the deadline. If you have questions about timing, contact the Foundation.
  • 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

2017 COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN.

For 2017, The Provident Bank Foundation allows you to apply for a community grant between $1,000 up to and including $5,000. Applications are accepted 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
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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

Cycle 2 LOI IS NOW CLOSED. Cycle 3 LOI will be available beginning of June 2017.

 

For 2017, a Major Grant will provide grants ranging from $5,000 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.

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 projects and/or programs are typically more structured and robust than those supported through PBF’s Community Grants, but of lesser scale of a Signature Grant. Detailed guidelines and requirements for each cycle can be found in the Guidelines Section of our website.

Signature Grant

EDUCATION SIGNATURE GRANT LOI IS NOW CLOSED. Health, Youth & Families LOI will be available beginning of July 2017.

PBF expects to make six (6) $50,000 Signature Grants in 2017, 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.

      

      

Health, Youth & Families Signature Grant focus areas and descriptions are detailed below. LOI must be specific to one of these areas.

  1. OUT-PATIENT MEDICAL CARE: The goal of this grant is to provide funding to a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve access to quality and specialized health care to the communities served within Provident Bank’s marketplace.
  2. HUMAN SERVICES – SHELTER & RESIDENTIAL CARE: The goal of this grant is to support a non-profit organization that serves those experiencing a crisis situation at their immediate point of need. This organization provides assistance to individuals and/or families to navigate the crisis and overcome the challenges in accessing housing and basic needs.

PBF expects to make six (6) $50,000 Signature Grants in 2017, 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.

Sponsorships

Use this link to e-mail the Foundation office the details (sponsorship levels and event information) of your sponsorship request. To be considered, your request must be received 60 days prior to your event.