Applications

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 requests must be submitted through the links provided below.
  • Refer to the FAQ GUIDE for instructions and any questions you may have in regards to our online grant application portal.
  • Please read the Guidelines and follow all instructions and deadlines carefully.
  • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.
  • Ensure all required documents are attached. Only complete LOIs and Applications will be reviewed.
  • Community Grant Applications 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.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted. No changes or additions will be accepted after submission.
  • PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within the stated timeframes.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Requests will not be accepted from organizations with grants from PBF that are active. PBF must also be in receipt of all progress reports from previous grants.

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

The 2019 Community Grant Application will be available on Wednesday, January 2.

 

In 2019, a Community Grant will provide funding from $1,000 up to and including $5,000.


To apply for a Community Grant, eligible organizations must submit an Application which will be reviewed for alignment with the programmatic priorities of the Community Grant.

PBF will review requests on a rolling basis throughout the year. PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within 90 days of receiving the Application.

Refer to the 2019 Community Grant Guidelines for additional information. Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.


The 2019 Community Grant Application will open on Wednesday, January 2.

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’s Funding Priority Areas and applicants must demonstrate impact in the Bank’s marketplace. These grants provide important support for needed services to diverse communities. Community Grants will not support sponsorships or fundraising events.

Major Grant

The 2019 Major Grant Letter of Intent (Cycle 1) will be available on Wednesday, January 2.

In 2019, a Major Grant will provide funding from $5,000 up to and including $25,000.


PBF will review Major Grant requests in two stages:

  1. Eligible organizations must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) which will be reviewed and scored for alignment with the programmatic priorities of the Major Grant.
  2. Applicants whose LOIs pass the initial review 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 in the 2019 calendar year process are listed on the GUIDELINES page.

Refer to the 2019 Major Grant Guidelines for additional information. Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.



The 2019 Major Grant LOI (Cycle 1) will be available on January 2.

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. Programs supported by a Major Grant 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. PBF seeks programs that will make a meaningful impact on the communities that Provident Bank serves. Major Grants will not support sponsorships or fundraising events.

Signature Grant

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The 2019 Signature Grant Letter of Intent will be available on Wednesday, January 2.

 

In 2019, PBF expects to award up to three (3) $100,000 Signature Grants, one for each Funding Priority Area. Applicants must also measure their program’s impact in a manner appropriate to the corresponding Signature Grant Focus Point, as specifically detailed in the 2019 Signature Grant Guidelines.

 


PBF will review Signature Grant requests in two stages:

  1. Eligible organizations must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) which will be reviewed and scored for alignment with the programmatic priorities of the Signature Grant.
  2. Applicants whose LOIs pass the initial review 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 in the 2019 calendar year process are listed on the GUIDELINES page.

Refer to the 2019 Signature Grant Guidelines for additional information. Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.



The 2019 Signature Grant LOI will be available on January 2.

PBF is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. The Signature Grant emphasizes sustainable community enhancement, meaningful impact, and long-term change. PBF seeks to build relationships with organizations that have the capacity and drive to create this change.

Sponsorships

The primary purpose of a Sponsorship is to provide support for events. To be considered for a Sponsorship, eligible organizations must submit a written Request for Consideration by email at least 60 days prior to the event. Applicants whose requests are approved will be invited to submit an Application. Sponsorship Applications are by invitation only.

Please review the 2019 Sponsorship Guidelines prior to contacting the Foundation or submitting a Request for Consideration.