Provident Bank Foundation: Major Grants

Provident Bank

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

Next anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Later anticipated deadlines: Apr 2, 2019 (Full proposal), May 1, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Jul 2, 2019 (Full proposal), Aug 1, 2019 (Letter of inquiry), Oct 1, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity Hospital / Clinic Elementary / Secondary School College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

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.

Funding Priority Areas

PBF is committed to enhancing the quality of life in New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. PBF makes grants in three priority areas: community enrichment, education, and health, youth & families.

Our giving to community enrichment 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.

Our efforts in education support innovative programming that expands access to, and improves the quality of, well-rounded educational experiences for people of all ages.

Our contributions to health, youth & families 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.

Major Grants

For 2017, a Major Grant will provide grants ranging from $5,000 up to and including $25,000. The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and the individuals they serve. A Major Grant funds projects and/or programs that address one or more of PBF’s funding priority areas. These projects and/or programs are typically more structured and robust than those supported through PBF’s Community Grants, but of lesser scale than those awarded Signature Grants.

As is the case across PBF’s philanthropic and community engagement activities, the Major Grant emphasizes support of sustainable community enhancement and short-term change. We seek to build relationships with organizations that have the capacity and drive to create this change. 

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 and as an organization described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2).
    • Religious congregations
    • Organizations that use a third-party fiscal sponsor’s Tax ID number/exempt status
    • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
    • Multi-Year Funding Requests

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