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, Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

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

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

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About this funder:

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Overview:

Note: PBF will review requests on a rolling basis throughout the year. PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within 90 days of receiving the Application. 

Mission

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: Overview and Purpose

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: Programs that drive economic development, contribute to a more wellrounded community experience, serve those with special needs, and provide increased access to information and culture.

Education: Innovative programming that expands access to, and improves the quality of, well-rounded educational experiences through strong academic support and curriculum development.

Health, Youth & Families Programs that ensure people of all ages and means have the ability to live healthier, more fulfilling lives, including access to quality healthcare, nutrition and wellness, and mentorship opportunities.

Program Guidelines

In 2020, a Community Grant will provide funding from $1,000 up to and including $5,000.

The primary purpose of a Community Grant is to increase access to funding and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations. Organizations seeking a Community Grant must address one of PBF’s Funding Priority Areas and applicants must demonstrate impact in the Bank’s marketplace. These grants provide important support for needed services to diverse communities.

PBF seeks programs that will make a meaningful impact on the communities that Provident Bank serves. Programs that detail reliable methods for measuring change over time will have a competitive advantage, as will programs that feature a regular and sustained presence in the lives of program participants.

Other Policies

PBF only accepts one request per organization per calendar year at any level. This includes sponsorship and/or event requests.

  • An organization whose request is not funded in 2020 may apply in 2021, but not before.
  • PBF may choose not to fund a request, to fund a request at a lesser amount, to fund only certain aspects of a request, and/or to attach stipulations to a grant.

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

Eligibility:

  • 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).
  • Geographic Requirements:
    • Applicants must be based in, serve, or demonstrate proposed program impact within at least one of the following geographies, and specifically within or contiguous to communities where Provident Bank has a physical presence:
      • 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
  • PBF only accepts one request per organization per calendar year at any level.

Ineligibility:

  • As with all grants, The Provident Bank Foundation will not fund 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
  • Requests will not be accepted from organizations with grants from PBF that are active. Organizations that are currently funded by PBF cannot apply for additional funds until all of the following requirements have been met:
    • The 12-month grant term on the most recent PBF grant has concluded.
    • All required progress reports have been submitted.
    • The mandatory hiatus period as stipulated by their PBF grant contract has concluded.
  • Non-Discrimination Statement: Applicant organizations do not, and shall not, discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.