Guidelines for ALL Requests to THE PROVIDENT BANK FOUNDATION

PBF’s guidelines are an important part of the partnership we seek to achieve with applicants. We offer these guidelines with the aim of guiding the applicant’s decision and criteria regarding PBF’s mission and funding priority areas.

Requirements

Detailed guidelines and requirements are outlined below in each grant's corresponding PDF Attachment.

  

Eligibility: Organizations seeking funding from The Provident Bank Foundation must be determined as exempt from Federal income tax as a 501(c)(3) public charity of the Internal Revenue Code and as an organization described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2). PBF seeks grantee organizations that show passion for their mission and meet high standards of governance, accountability, and fiscal management.

PBF cannot provide funding for the following:


Progress Reports
: All required progress reports must be received and confirmed prior to submitting a new request. Failure to comply with this requirement will jeopardize future funding.

Policies & Procedures

guidelines for requests

If your organization is seeking a grant, the best place to start is to review PBF grant guidelines. If you have questions, contact the PBF office at Foundation@Provident.Bank to schedule a time to review your questions.

After reviewing the guidelines, application links can be accessed through the APPLICATIONS page.

COMMUNITY GRANTS: The primary purpose of a Community Grant is to increase access to funding and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations. Click here to access the 2018 Community Grant Guidelines.

MAJOR GRANTS: 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. Click here to access the 2018 Major Grant Guidelines.

SIGNATURE GRANTS: As is the case across PBF’s philanthropic and community engagement activities, the Signature Grant emphasizes sustainable community enhancement, meaningful impact and long-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 Signature Grant Guidelines:

Additionally, in an effort to streamline the Signature Grant submission process, the Foundation has launched a video detailing grant eligibility requirements.

 


GRANT CATEGORIES & TIMELINES

Community Grants: The 2018 Community Grant application is open and available. Community Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Major Grants: The 2018 LOI and application timeline for Major Grants is as follows. Access to LOI and application forms will CLOSE at 5 p.m. EST on the dates listed.

2018 Major Grants Timeline

Cycle
LOI Available
Application Due
Notification from PBF
CycleCycle 1
LOI AvailableCLOSED
Application DueCLOSED
Notification from PBFMay 2
CycleCycle 2
LOI AvailableCLOSED
Application DueCLOSED
Notification from PBFAugust 6
CycleCycle 3
LOI AvailableJuly 2–August 1 at 5 p.m. EST
Application DueOctober 1 at 5 p.m. EST (by invitation only)
Notification from PBFNovember 5

Signature GrantsThe 2018 LOI and application timeline for Signature Grants is as follows. Access to LOI and application forms will CLOSE at 5 p.m. EST on the dates listed.

2018 Signature Grants Timeline

Cycle
LOI Available
Application Due
Site Visit or Call Scheduled
Notification from PBF
CycleCommunity Enrichment
LOI AvailableCLOSED
Application DueCLOSED
Site Visit or Call ScheduledApril 2–13
Notification from PBFApril 23
CycleEducation
LOI AvailableCLOSED
Application DueCLOSED
Site Visit or Call ScheduledJuly 2–13
Notification from PBFJuly 30
CycleHealth, Youth & Families
LOI AvailableJuly 2–August 15 at 5 p.m. EST
Application DueOctober 1 at 5 p.m. EST (by invitation only)
Site Visit or Call ScheduledOctober 1–12
Notification from PBFOctober 29

templates

Budget Form Template: Use this template as a recommended format when submitting the requests program/project budget.

Logic Model TemplateUse this template as a recommended format when submitting a request. A logic model is recommended when submitting a Community, Major, or Signature Grant. To help understand the logic model, CLICK HERE to view Understanding the Logic Model and helpful tips.