March 2020

The Provident Bank Foundation Announces Emergency Response Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

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MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (March 27, 2020) - The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) today announced grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19. The Foundation has committed $125,000 toward awarding grants to ensure that essential 501(c)(3) organizations can continue to serve the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities. Organizations may request up to $5,000.

“We are pleased to offer emergency response grants to assist local nonprofit organizations as we weather the impact of COVID-19 together,” said Samantha Plotino, Associate Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “While this is a challenging time, it is critical to support these essential local organizations that help lift up our communities with valuable services and programs.”

COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants must address immediate needs, including:

  • Increased demand for services, for organizations providing critical support and emergency basic needs;
  • Ensuring that critical staff and/or essential services have the tools to continue operating;
  • Modifying program delivery modes, for organizations that have reduced access to their services and programs in response to social distancing; and
  • General operating support/lost revenue due to closures and cancellations of essential programs, as well as other business model challenges resulting from the pandemic.

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Applications will be available to eligible nonprofit organizations whose operations are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that are meeting the needs of beneficiaries in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank.

Application Process

Nonprofit organizations can find additional information and instructions to apply by visiting Organizations are encouraged to email the Foundation (Foundation@Provident.Bank) prior to applying.




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 $25 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information, visit