Applying in 2022

We have committed to funding $2 million in grants in 2022
through our Signature Grant, Major Grant, and Community Grant programs.

Important Instructions for submitting a request

  • Please read the Guidelines and follow all instructions and deadlines carefully. Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.
  • All requests must be submitted through the links provided below.
  • Ensure all required documents are attached. Only complete LOIs and Applications will be reviewed.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted. No changes or additions will be accepted after submission.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Requests will not be accepted from organizations with active grants from PBF. We must also be in receipt of all progress reports from previous grants.

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Community Grants

The 2022 Community Grant Cycle is now open!

To be considered for a Community Grant, eligible organizations must submit a complete Application which will be reviewed for alignment with the priorities of the Community Grant. Organizations may request between $1,000 and $5,000.

PBF will accept Applications on a rolling basis from February 14, 2022 until 11:59 PM EST on October 28, 2022. Please allow PBF 90 days to review your request and communicate a response.


Click here to view the 2022 Community Grant Guidelines. (Updated 2/11/2022)

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The Community Grant program focuses on funding organizations in need of strategic operating support. Community Grants will be awarded in the amount of $1,000–$5,000 to eligible organizations as general operating support or unrestricted grants. Organizations applying for a Community Grant must demonstrate their mission’s alignment to one of our funding priority areas and demonstrate impact in the Bank’s marketplace.

Major Grants

The Cycle 1 Letter of Intent is available now through 11:59 PM EST on April 22, 2022.
The Cycle 2 Letter of Intent will be available in July 2022.

To be considered for a Major Grant, eligible organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) which will be reviewed and scored for alignment with the priorities of the Major Grant.


If an LOI passes the initial review, the applicant organization will be invited to submit an Application. Final awards will be made after the review and approval of Applications by PBF’s Board of Directors. Key dates for the 2022 application cycles are listed on the GUIDELINES page of our website.

Click here to view the 2022 Major Grant Guidelines. (Updated 2/11/2022)

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The Major Grant program provides flexible funding support for programs, projects, or initiatives that address one or more of PBF’s funding priority areas and demonstrate community enhancement and meaningful impact over the grant term. Major Grants will be awarded in the amount of $5,001–$25,000 to eligible organizations.


Organizations applying for a Major Grant must have audited financial statements or a financial review conducted by an independent auditor.

Signature Grants

The Signature Grant Cycle for 2022 is closed.

We encourage all organizations interested in applying for a Signature Grant to pitch their proposal to PBF before attempting the Letter of Intent. Please contact Foundation@Provident.Bank to set up a call.


To be considered for a Signature Grant, eligible organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) which will be reviewed and scored for alignment with the priorities of the Signature Grant.


If an LOI passes the initial review, the applicant organization will be invited to submit an Application. PBF staff will conduct a follow-up call or site visit during the Application review period. Final awards will be made after the review and approval of Applications by PBF’s Board of Directors. Key dates for the 2022 application cycle are listed on the GUIDELINES page of our website.

Click here to view the 2022 Signature Grant Guidelines(Updated 2/11/2022)

Signature Grants provide multi-year, flexible funding support for innovative programs focused on long-term, sustainable change in the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. PBF will offer three $100,000 Signature Grants—one for each funding priority area—and grantees choose for their grant to be paid out over one, two, or three years.


Organizations applying for a Signature Grant must have audited financial statements or a financial review conducted by an independent auditor.

Questions?

The Provident Bank Foundation team is here to help.

We know that applying for grants takes significant time and effort. Our goal is to be open and transparent and to provide you with as much information as possible about the application process up front. If there's something on our website or in our guidelines that is unclear, please contact us. We are happy to help.