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The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF)

Deadline Date:

10/29/21 3:00 PM EST - Community Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis.


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Grants of up to $5,000 to New Jersey, New York City, and Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for operating support in eligible regions. Funding is intended to foster greater organizational efficiency, leading to broader impact in one of the following priority areas: community enrichment, education, health, youth and families. Eligible areas are communities in New Jersey, New York City, and Pennsylvania that are served by Provident Bank.

Beginning in 2021, The Provident Bank Foundation’s Community Grant program will focus on funding organizations in need of strategic operating support. Community Grants will be awarded to eligible organizations as general operating support or unrestricted grants.

The Foundation believes that unrestricted funding to organizations whose missions are aligned with those of the Foundation is the best way to achieve lasting impact and give grant partners the flexibility needed to reach their goals. Rapidly changing societal circumstances are causing the needs of communities to shift dramatically. Allowing the Foundation's partners to modify their use of funds accordingly will enable them to innovate, grow, and serve their communities in the way they know best. This will allow them to maintain momentum no matter what crises strike, and deploy funds in the most beneficial manner.

Organizations applying for a Community Grant must demonstrate their mission’s alignment to one Funding Priority Area.

Community Enrichment: Organizations 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: Organizations that expand access to, and improve the quality of, well-rounded educational experiences through strong academic support and curriculum development.

Health, Youth & Families: Organizations 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, or mentorship opportunities. 

Use of Community Grant Funds 

  • Community Grant funds may cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses. Examples include administrative salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology maintenance, etc., as well as program or project costs, technology purchases, and professional development.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174184

Estimated Size of Grant:

$1,000 up to and including $5,000

Term of Contract:

- Community Grants are 12-month grants.
- Funds must be allocated for the fiscal year in which the grant was received. For example, an organization with a fiscal year end of June 30 that receives a grant in September 2021 must allocate grant funds for FYE 6/30/2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility: Organizations seeking funding from The Provident Bank Foundation must be certified as a tax exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as “not a private foundation” under 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.

Organizations must demonstrate impact within Provident Bank’s marketplace.

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
- Municipalities or government agencies
- 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

Organizations that receive a Community Grant are not eligible to receive additional funding from PBF until the grant term concludes and the final report has been received. No exceptions will be made.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 Community Grant cycle will be open from January 4, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST until Friday, October 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST. Community Grants are reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Foundation will make every effort to review requests and communicate responses within 90 days of receiving the Application.

Any updates to the Community Grant process will be published on the Foundation's website. Applicants are advised to monitor the website regularly if they intend to apply in 2021.

Application instructions:

Applications must be submitted through PBF’s online grant application portal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


If you have questions regarding the use of funds stipulations, please contact Foundation@Provident.Bank

Samantha Plotino
Executive Director

Provident Bank Foundation
250 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and/or Warren County;   New York City: Astoria (Queens) ;   New York;   Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley (eastern portion of Lehigh County and southeastern portion of Northampton County) and/or Bucks County

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