May 2021

The Provident Bank Foundation Awards $10K Sponsorships to Three Local Associations

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MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (May 3, 2021) - The Provident Bank Foundation today announced it has awarded the Center for Non-Profits, the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG), and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) each a $10,000 sponsorship to support their efforts in boosting the nonprofit community.

“We are pleased to offer these valuable organizations sponsorships to support their missions, as they positively impact and bring systemic change to nonprofits and philanthropy across New Jersey and Pennsylvania,” said Samantha Plotino, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “It was important for us to recognize each of these associations in their effort to elevate the philanthropy world and ensure meaningful funding across the nonprofit community.”


The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers (CNJG)

The Provident Bank Foundation’s $10,000 sponsorship will assist CNJG leadership develop a CNJG mission and statement of core values inclusive of racial equity and justice, build an intentional learning community, and determine educational and training needs for CNJG members united around these values.

“Philanthropy has long played a role in making our communities better, especially in times of upheaval,” said Maria Vizcarrondo, President and CEO, CNJG. “In the United States, we’ve passed through many milestones when we thought the healing could begin, but the intractable issues of racism still impact our nation’s communities. The philanthropic sector has an essential role to play in addressing the systemic racism that is holding our country back.”

The Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO)

The Provident Bank Foundation’s sponsorship will support PANO’s board and staff training in the area of racial justice. Additionally, it will allow PANO to continue their strategic objective of revisiting, revisioning, and recreating their Standards for Excellence program with a small cohort of diverse nonprofit professionals and board members. 

“We recognized the need to revisit our long-accepted standards for excellence in order to evaluate organizational structure and offer solutions with and for our nonprofit clients,” said Anne Gingerich, Executive Director, PANO. “The Provident Bank Foundation has proven to be a strong partner for not only our organization but the entire nonprofit community.”

The Center for Non-Profits

As the Center for Non-Profits continues its work in the community, its $10,000 sponsorship will support a four-part webinar series by experts who will discuss trends, strategies and tactics for nonprofits. Topics will include the current nonprofit landscape, financial uncertainty, organizational design, governance, HR issues, sustaining work culture, employee morale, marketing and fundraising. The sponsorship will also support the 2021 New Jersey Non-Profit Conference to be held in December.

“We are pleased to receive the continued support of The Provident Bank Foundation, as we work hand in hand to lift up the nonprofit sector,” said Linda Czipo, President and CEO, Center for Non-Profits. “According to the Center's most recent Trends and Outlook report, the year-long pandemic has had a significant, alarming financial, and programmatic impact on most New Jersey non-profits, with overwhelming implications. This sponsorship will go a long way in boosting our educational webinar series designed to bring nonprofit leaders together.”



About The Provident Bank Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $27million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit or call (862) 260-3990.