October 2019

The Provident Bank Foundation Announces Largest Major Grant Cycle To Date

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The Provident Bank Foundation has completed check presentations for the largest amount of grants awarded in one cycle in the history of the Foundation. Celebrating its 15-year anniversary, the Foundation has now granted over $25 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania—a significant milestone for the Foundation.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is honored to help further initiatives that are making such a difference in the lives of residents in our local area,” said Jane Kurek, Executive Director. “We are pleased to support organizations that contribute to a sense of community and offer a diverse set of programs that make people healthier, happier and safer.”

The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and for the individuals they serve. The funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

The recipients of PBF’s Second Cycle 2019 Major Grants are as follows, by county:

Bucks County, PA       

  • Family Service Association of Bucks County

Essex County, NJ

  • Clara Maass Foundation
  • Elizabeth Development Company
  • Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest
  • Sanar Wellness Institute
  • Sierra House
  • South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
  • YMCA of Montclair
  • Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

Lehigh County, PA

  • Greater Valley YMCA
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation
  • Volunteers of America Pennsylvania Inc.

Hudson County, NJ

  • Good Grief Inc.
  • New City Kids
  • Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America

Hunterdon County, NJ

  • Hunterdon Helpline

Middlesex County, NJ

  • Make-A-Wish New Jersey
  • New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, Inc.
  • United Way of Central Jersey

Monmouth County, NJ

  • 180 Turning Lives Around
  • Affordable Housing Alliance
  • Covenant House New Jersey
  • HABcore, Inc.
  • Reach Out and Read New Jersey

Morris County, NJ

  • Cornerstone Family Programs

Northampton County, PA

  • Center For Humanistic Change, Inc.

Ocean County, NJ

  • Ocean Medical Center Foundation
  • Preferred Behavioral Health Group

Somerset County, NJ

  • Community Hope, Inc.
  • Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

Union County, NJ

  • Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless
  • JFK Medical Center Foundation 


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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 www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.