Provident foundation announces $50K Signature Grants

The Provident Bank Foundation is offering nonprofit organizations a pair of $50,000 Signature Grants in its heath, youth and families focus area, it announced Monday.

According to the foundation, the grants will be made in the areas of:

  • Outpatient 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 & 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, helping individuals and/or families to navigate the crisis and overcome the challenges in accessing housing and basic needs.”

“Now more than ever, there is a need to provide support to the organizations in our communities that provide for those in need of basic services — shelter and health care,” Executive Director Jane Kurek said in a prepared statement. “And, beyond that, the foundation will also support organizations who are innovating in this area.”

The foundation said it has created a video detailing eligibility requirements that it said will be available soon.

“The Provident Bank Foundation’s goal has always been — and will continue to be — making funding accessible to qualified organizations,” Kurek said. “In an effort to simplify the application process, we’ve packaged the Signature Grant guidelines into a video, which will be available soon on our website. As we continue to serve our communities, we must find ways to ensure the Provident Bank Foundation is responsive to the challenges organizations are facing — and time pressure and information access is one of those challenges.”

The foundation also said its board has approved the continuation of its Major Grants, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, and Community Grants, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, in 2018.

Click here for more information on the foundation and its various grant programs, including application deadlines.

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