Provident Bank Foundation awards grants to 25 N.J. nonprofits

The Provident Bank Foundation has announced the recipients of its Major Grants — funding between $5,000 and $25,000 — for the third and final cycle of the year.

The Morristown-based foundation awarded a total of $378,000 in funding to 30 nonprofit organizations in three priority areas: community enrichment; education; and health, youth & families. Award recipients are located in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Jersey City-based Provident Bank.

“It is important to help our local nonprofits continue to operate and thrive as they meet new financial challenges as a result of the pandemic,” Samantha Plotino, the foundation’s executive director, said in a prepared statement. “Offering these organizations additional funding opportunities will allow them to keep providing valuable services and continue on their journeys of creating healthier, happier and safer communities.”

New Jersey grant winners include:

  • Bergen County: Fairleigh Dickinson University; Center for Hope and Safety;
  • Essex County: Partners for Women and Justice; Summit Medical Group Foundation; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Newark Arts Council; Sanar Wellness Institute; Sierra House; Students 2 Science; The Newark Museum of Art; Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center;
  • Hudson County: Hoboken Charter School Inc.; Northern New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America; Rising Tide Capital;
  • Mercer County: Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County;
  • Middlesex County: Hyacinth AIDS Foundation; Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Jersey Inc.; New Jersey Institute for Disabilities Inc.;
  • Monmouth County: 180 Turning Lives Around;
  • Morris County: Calais School; Freedom House Inc.; Homeless Solutions;
  • Ocean County: Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey;
  • Union County: Caring Contact;
  • Warren County: Dental Lifeline Network-New Jersey.