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Signature Grants

Grants to New Jersey and Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Schools
for Community, Education, Health, and Human Services

GrantWatch ID#: 181171
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF)

08/16/17

10/02/17 - Deadline for Health, Youth and Families Cycle

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Grants of $50,000 to New Jersey and Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, schools, groups, and institutions to benefit the funding source’s communities in a broad range of areas. LOIs for the education program area are due August 16. Emphasis is placed on proposals that foster sustainable community enhancement, long-term change, and meaningful impact.

PBF holds three Signature Grant cycles throughout the year in the following program areas:

Community Enrichment:

1) Community and Economic Development - Employment: The goal of this grant is to provide funding to a nonprofit organization whose mission addresses the unemployment issue in the communities served by Provident Bank. This grant is dedicated to addressing the skills gap by providing training and comprehensive supportive services for individuals facing challenges in the labor force.

2) Youth Leadership Development: The goal of this grant is to provide funding to a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prepare youth and teens for the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. Youth development is promoted through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.

Higher Education:

1) Higher Education: The goal of this grant is to enable a college, university or institution the ability to prepare the undergraduate student for the 21st century workforce. This grant is dedicated to increasing access to academic opportunities, strengthening economic growth and to increasing the student’s capacity for social stability.

2) Education Services: The goal of this grant is to provide funding to a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance supportive academic development opportunities outside of the classroom to people of all ages.

Health, Youth, and Families:

1) Out-Patient Medical Care: The goal of this grant is to provide funding to a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve access to quality and specialized health care to the communities served within Provident Bank’s marketplace.

2) Human Services - Shelter and Residential Care: The goal of this grant is to support a nonprofit organization that serves those experiencing a crisis situation at their immediate point of need. This organization provides assistance to individuals and/or families to navigate the crisis and overcome the challenges in accessing housing and basic needs.

PBF expects to make six (6) $50,000 Signature Grants in 2017, two (2) in each of the Foundation’s three funding priority areas.

$50,000

Multi-year funding is not available.

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 Warren Counties

-Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley (eastern portion of Lehigh County and southeastern portion of Northampton County) and 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

Community Enrichment Timeline:
-LOI Due: CLOSED
-Application Due (by invitation only): April 3
-Site Visit or Call Scheduled: Week of 4/10/2017
-Notification from PBF: May 8

Education Timeline:
-LOI Due: May 17
-Application Due (by invitation only): June 30
-Site Visit or Call Scheduled: Week of 7/10/2017
-Notification from PBF: August 7

Health, Youth & Families Timeline:
-LOI Due: August 16
-Application Due (by invitation only): October 2
-Site Visit or Call Scheduled: Week of 10/9/2017
-Notification from PBF: November 6

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

Open applications are posted here:
https://www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org/applications-faqs/applications

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

Begin the application process:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1251?SA=SNA&FID=35054

Jane Kurek, Executive Director
Jane.Kurek@ProvidentNJ.com

Shaunna Murphy, Foundation Associate
Shaunna.Murphy@ProvidentNJ.com

The Provident Bank Foundation
250 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

862-260-3990
Foundation@ProvidentNJ.com

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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

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