Provident Bank Foundation: Community Grant

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Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $5,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in New Jersey: Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in New Jersey: Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County Expand all

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The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) was established in 2003 with the intent of supporting not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c )(3) organizations that provide valuable services to the communities served by Provident Bank. The Provident Bank Foundation is committed to strengthening and sustaining its relationship with communities in the bank's marketplace.

Community Grant

Requests for a Community Grant range from $1,000 up to and including $5,000. These requests are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

The primary purpose of a Community Grant is to increase access to funding and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations. These grants provide important support for needed services to diverse communities.

PBF funding directly supports efforts to enhance the quality of life in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank through three Funding Priority Areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

Community Grant Funding Priority Areas

PBF funds applicants who are prepared to address a need aligned to PBF’s Funding Priority Areas. Community Grant applicants must measure their program’s impact in a manner appropriate to the selected Funding Priority Area

Community Enrichment PBF’s giving focuses on programs that drive economic development, contribute to a more well-rounded community experience, and provide increased access to information and specialized learning opportunities.

Education PBF’s efforts support innovative programming that expands access to, and improves the quality of, well-rounded educational experiences for people of all ages.

Health, Youth & Families PBF’s contributions aim to ensure people of all ages and means have the ability to improve the quality of their lives, including having a safe place to live and access to quality healthcare.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligibility:
    • Organizations seeking funding from The Provident Bank Foundation must be determined as exempt from Federal income tax as a 501(c)(3) public charity of the Internal Revenue Code and as an organization described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2).
    • PBF seeks grantee organizations that show passion for their mission and meet high standards of governance, accountability, and fiscal management.
  • Geographic Requirements:
    • Applicants must be based in, serve, and/or demonstrate proposed project impact in at least one of the following geographies, including towns contiguous to Bank locations:
      • New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union and / or Warren Counties
      • Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley (eastern portion of Lehigh County and southeastern portion of Northampton County) and/or Bucks County


  • The Provident Bank Foundation cannot provide funding for the following:
    • Individuals
    • Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
    • Organizations not classified in Section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2)
    • Organizations that use a third-party fiscal sponsor’s Tax ID number/exempt status
    • Grants for scholarships to individuals
    • Grants to other grant-making organizations
    • Sacramental or theological functions of religious organizations
    • Political causes, candidates, organizations, or campaigns
    • Multi-year funding requests
  • In addition, special limitations apply to Community Grants. PBF will not support:
    • Sponsorships or fundraising events