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.
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.
Progress Reports: All required progress reports must be received and confirmed prior to submitting a new request
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@ProvidentNJ.com to schedule a time to review your questions.
After reviewing the guidelines, application links can be accessed through the APPLICATION SECTION
COMMUNITY GRANT GUIDELINES: The primary purpose of a Community Grant is to increase access to funding and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations.
MAJOR GRANT GUIDELINES: 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.
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.
Community Grants: Community Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Review all GUIDELINES prior to applying.
Major Grants: The 2017 LOI and application timeline for Major Grants is as follows:
Budget Form Template: Use this template as a recommended format when submitting the requests program/project budget.
Logic Model Template: Use this template as a recommended format when submitting a request. A logic model is recommended when submitting a Community Grant or a Major Grant. The logic model will be required when submitting a Signature Grant. To help understand the logic model, CLICK HERE to view Understanding the Logic Model and helpful tips.