November 2023

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

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ISELIN, NJ (November 14, 2023) - The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is excited to announce the Major Grant recipients for its second cycle of 2023. The Foundation awarded $410,000 in total to 35 nonprofit organizations within the Foundation’s three priority funding areas of Community Enrichment, Education and Health, and Youth and Families.

Major Grants awarded during this cycle range from $10,000 to $20,000 per grant and will provide funding for organizations across New Jersey 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 our second cycle of 2023 Major Grants are fantastic examples of how investing in our communities can transform the lives of those who need it most,” said Samantha Plotino, the Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “The Provident Bank Foundation team is looking forward to seeing how these grants will be used to enrich and widen the capabilities of the organizations that receive them.”

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

Bergen County, NJ  

  • Bergen County’s United Way, $10,000

Essex County, NJ

  • Greater Newark Conservancy, $10,000
  • Partners, $15,000
  • Sanar Wellness Institute, $10,000

Hudson County, NJ

  • Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, $12,500
  • WomenRising, Inc., $12,500
  • Youth Consultation Service, Inc., $10,000

Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Hunterdon Helpline Inc., $10,000

Lehigh County, PA

  • Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, Inc., $12,500
  • Valley Youth House Committee, Inc., $10,000

Mercer County, NJ

  • Anchor House Inc., $10,000
  • Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA), $20,000
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, $10,000
  • Womanspace, Inc., $10,000

Middlesex County, NJ

  • Caring Contact, $10,000
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, Inc., $10,000
  • United Way of Central Jersey, $15,000

Monmouth County, NJ

  • 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., $15,000
  • Lunch Break, Inc., $15,000
  • Move For Hunger, $12,500

Morris County, NJ

  • County College of Morris Foundation, $12,500
  • Freedom House, $10,000
  • Homeless Solutions, $10,000
  • Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc., $15,000

Northampton County, PA

  • New Bethany, Inc., $12,500

Ocean County, NJ

  • CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, $10,000

Passaic County, NJ

  • Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, $10,000
  • Passaic County Habitat for Humanity, $10,000

Somerset County, NJ

  • CASA SHaW, $12,500
  • Central Jersey Housing Resource Center Corp. (CJHRC), $10,000
  • Safe+Sound Somerset, $10,000

Sussex County, NJ

  • Family Promise of Sussex County, $12,500
  • Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County Inc., $12,500

Union County, NJ

  • JFK Medical Center Foundation, $10,000

Warren County, NJ

  • Norwescap, $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 or call (862) 260-3990.