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Signature Grants

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF)

LOI Date:

08/15/18

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 - Community Enrichment

Description:

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Grants of $50,000 to Pennsylvania and New Jersey nonprofit organizations and schools to benefit communities within the funding source’s service area. LOIs are due February 14. Program areas include education, community enrichment, and health, youth, and families.

As is the case across PBF’s philanthropic and community engagement activities, the Signature Grant emphasizes sustainable community enhancement, meaningful impact and long-term change. The Foundation seeks to build relationships with organizations that have the capacity and drive to create this change.

Funding Priority Areas:

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

Community Enrichment:

The Foundation’s 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.

In 2018, PBF expects to make two (2) Community Enrichment Signature Grants: one (1) in the Community and Economic Development - Employment focus area and one (1) in the Youth Development focus area.

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.

Youth 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.

Education:

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

In 2018, PBF expects to make two (2) Education Signature Grants: one (1) in the Higher Education focus area and one (1) in the Education Services focus area.

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.

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:

The Foundation’s contributions to Health, Youth and 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.

In 2018, PBF expects to make two Health, Youth and Families Signature Grants: one (1) in the Out-Patient Medical Care focus area and one (1) in the Human Services - Shelter and Residential Care focus area.

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.

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181171

Number of Grants:

PBF expects to make six (6) Signature Grants in 2018, two (2) in each of the Foundation’s three funding priority areas.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$50,000

Term of Contract:

Multi-year funding requests are not supported.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Applicant 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

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.

An organization whose request is not funded in 2018 may reapply in 2019, but not before.

PBF 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

Specifically for a Signature Grant, PBF does not fund:
-Campaigns
-Capital improvements
-Events
-General operating

Pre-Application Information:

The Community Enrichment LOI will close at 5:00 PM EST on February 14, 2018.

Community Enrichment Cycle
-LOI Due: February 14
-Application Due: April 2 (by invitation only)
-Site Visit or Call Scheduled: April 2–13
-Notification from PBF: April 23

Education Cycle
-LOI Due: May 16
-Application Due: June 29 (by invitation only)
-Site Visit or Call Scheduled: July 2–13
-Notification from PBF: July 30

Health, Youth & Families Cycle
-LOI Due: August 15
-Application Due: October 1 (by invitation only)
-Site Visit or Call Scheduled: October 1 - 12
-Notification from PBF: October 29

Application Information:
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.

Apply Online:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1251?SA=SNA&FID=35104

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

Samantha Plotino, Foundation Associate
samantha.plotino@provident.bank

Donna Abbott, Administrative Assistant
donna.abbott@provident.bank

Provident Bank Foundation
250 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

862-260-3990
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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