July 2023

The Provident Bank Foundation Announces Major Grant Recipients for its First Cycle of 2023

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ISELIN, NJ (July 10, 2023) — The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is pleased to announce the Major Grant recipients for its first cycle of 2023. The Foundation awarded $291,000 of total funding to 26 nonprofit organizations within the Foundation’s three priority areas of Community Enrichment, Education and Health, and Youth and Families. 

Major Grants awarded in this cycle range from $7,500 to $20,000 per grant and will provide funding for organizations across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. They will be automatically renewed and funded again in 2024 as The Provident Bank Foundation embarks on a full-scale operational refresh in the new year.  

"The recipients of the 2023 Major Grants exemplify how quality of life in our communities can be improved in ways that create real and life-changing transformations," said Samantha Plotino, the Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation. "We're very excited to see the positive effects that these grants will have on the organizations that receive them." 

The recipients of PBF’s first cycle of 2023 Major Grants are as follows, by primary county served: 

Bergen County, NJ 

  • Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, $15,000  
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, $10,000  

Essex County, NJ   

  • Children’s Aid and Family Services, $12,500 
  • Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, $7,500
  • NCJW/Essex, $10,000   
  • Newark Trust for Education, $10,000  

Hudson County, NJ   

  • Diabetes Foundation, $7,500   
  • Vision to Learn, $15,000  
  • York Street Project, $10,000

Hunterdon County, NJ 

  • America’s Grow-a-Row, $20,000  

Lehigh County, PA 

  • Community Action Lehigh Valley, $15,000  
  • Ripple Community Inc., $15,000  

Mercer County, NJ   

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County, $7,500  
  • Meals on Wheels of Mercer County, $7,500  

Middlesex County, NJ    

  • Center For Great Expectations, $10,000
  • Defy Ventures, $10,000
  • New Brunswick Tomorrow, $12,500  

Monmouth County, NJ   

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey, $10,000  
  • Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, $8,500  
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Monmouth County, $12,500  
  • Mercy Center, $12,500

Morris County, NJ   

  • Preschool Advantage, $12,500  

Passaic County, NJ   

  • New Jersey Community Development Corporation, $7,500

Sussex County, NJ 

  • Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services, $10,000  
  • Sussex County Community College, $10,000  

Union County, NJ   

  • YWCA Union County, $12,500  

About The Provident Bank Foundation

The Provident Bank Foundation, established by Provident Bank, aims continuously to search for and support organizations focusing on the enhancement of community enrichment, education and health, youth, and families. The Foundation serves this purpose by supporting nonprofit 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 $30 million to nonprofit organizations working toward strengthening our better and brighter communities. For more information, visit theprovidentbankfoundation.org, call (862) 260-3990, or join the conversation on LinkedIn.