Provident Bank Foundation: Major Grants

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $25,000

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2020 12:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Mar 29, 2020 12:00pm PDT (Full proposal), May 1, 2020 12:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry), Jun 21, 2020 12:00pm PDT (Full proposal), Aug 1, 2020 12:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry), Sep 27, 2020 12:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

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:




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.

Major Grants

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. Programs supported by a Major Grant are typically more structured and robust than those supported through Community Grants, but of lesser scale than those supported through Signature Grants.

Major Grant Funding Priority Areas

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.

PBF funds applicants who are prepared to address a need aligned to PBF’s Funding Priority Areas. Major 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


  • PBF 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