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Grants to New Jersey and Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Schools for
Health, Education, Families, and Community Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF)

LOI Date:

08/01/19

Deadline Date:

09/27/19 3:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to New Jersey and Pennsylvania nonprofits, schools, groups, and institutions in eligible areas for programs that address immediate and identified community needs. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Priority areas include community enrichment, education, health, youth, and families.

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.

PBF gives special consideration to two or more organizations that seek to create or expand innovative programming together to achieve measurable outcomes for the people they serve.

Applications are accepted for programs in communities served by the Provident Bank, including the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union, and Warren; and the Pennsylvania areas of Lehigh Valley (eastern portion of Lehigh County and southeastern portion of Northampton County) and Bucks County.

Funding Priority Areas:

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, and 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178189

Estimated Size of Grant:

In 2019, a Major Grant will provide funding over $5,000 up to and including $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year funding is not available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Provident Bank Foundation 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.

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.

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.

An organization whose request is not funded in 2019 may reapply in 2020, but not before.

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
- Sponsorships or fundraising events

Pre-Application Information:

2019 Timeline:

Cycle 1
- Letters of Intent available January 2
- Letters of Intent due: February 1 by 3:00 PM
- Notification of Letter of Intent decisions: Week of February 25
- Applications due: March 29 by 3:00 PM
- Notification of Application decisions: Week of April 29
- Check presentations May 6 through May 31

Cycle 2
- Letters of Intent available April 1
- Letters of Intent due: May 1 by 3:00 PM
- Notification of Letter of Intent decisions: Week of May 27
- Applications due: June 28 by 3:00 PM
- Notification of Application decisions: Week of July 29
- Check presentations: August 1 through August 30

Cycle 3
- Letters of Intent available: July 1
- Letters of Intent due: August 1 by 3:00 PM
- Notification of Letter of Intent decisions: Week of August 26
- Applications due: September 27 by 3:00 PM
- Notification of Application decisions: Week of October 28
- Check presentations: November 4 through November 22

Priority Areas:
https://www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org/about/mission

FAQ:
https://www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org/applications-faqs/frequently-asked-questions

Application Instructions:
https://www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org/applications-faqs/applications

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online (starting from January 2):
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1251?SA=SNA&FID=35141

Jane Kurek, Executive Director
jane.kurek@provident.bank

The Provident Bank Foundation
250 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

862-260-3990
foundation@Provident.Bank

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Geographic Focus:

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