August 2022

The Provident Bank Foundation Announces Major Grant Recipients for its First Cycle of 2022

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ (August 9, 2022) — The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is excited to announce the Major Grant recipients for its first cycle of 2022. The Foundation awarded nearly $621,000 of total funding to 43 nonprofit organizations within the Foundation’s three priority areas of Community Enrichment, Education and Health, and Youth and Families.

Major Grants range from $5,000 up to and including $25,000.

“A number of organizations focused on creating meaningful and enriching change within their communities have received support from the Foundation’s Major Grants,” says Samantha Plotino, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “We look forward to seeing the impact that this next cycle of grants has on recipients, the communities they serve, and the nonprofit landscape.”

The recipients of PBF’s First Cycle 2022 Major Grants are as follows, by county:

Bergen County, NJ

  • Center for Hope and Safety, Inc.
  • Greater Bergen Community Action
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey
  • Women’s Rights Information Center

Bucks County, PA

  • Bucks County Community College Foundation
  • Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

Essex County, NJ

  • Bessie Green Community Inc.
  • Ironbound Community Corporation
  • Partners
  • Propel America
  • Sanar Wellness Institute
  • Sierra House
  • United Community Corporation

Hudson County, NJ

  • Educational Arts Team
  • Jersey City Medical Center Foundation
  • WomenRising, Inc.

Lehigh County, PA

  • Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
  • Salvation Army

Mercer County, NJ

  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County
  • Rise
  • Womanspace, Inc.

Middlesex County, NJ

  • Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, Inc.
  • Make the Road NJ
  • Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise & Revitalization (P.A.R.T.N.E.R.)

Monmouth County, NJ

  • 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.
  • HABcore, Inc.
  • Lunch Break, Inc.

Morris County, NJ

  • Community Hope, Inc.
  • Family Promise of Morris County
  • Freedom House
  • Good Grief, Inc.
  • NJ 2-1-1 Partnership
  • Vision Loss Alliance of NJ (VLANJ)

Northampton County, PA

  • YWCA Bethlehem

Ocean County, NJ

  • Jewish Federation of Ocean County
  • LADACIN Network

Passaic County, NJ

  • Oasis- A Haven for Women and Children

Queens County, NY

  • Mary’s Foundation for Children

Somerset County, NJ

  • Middle Earth

Sussex County, NJ

  • SCARC Guardianship Services, Inc.

Union County, NJ

  • Our House Foundation, Inc.
  • Trinitas Health Foundation

Warren County, NJ

  • Abilities of Northwest Jersey, Inc.


About The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation, established by Provident Bank, aims continuously to search and support organizations focusing on the enhancement of community enrichment, education and health, youth, and families. The Foundation serves this purpose by supporting not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in proud communities served by the Bank. Dedicated since 2003, the Foundation has granted more than $28 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward strengthening our better and brighter communities. For more information, visit or call (862) 260-3990.