Provident Bank Foundation announces final cycle of 2021 Major Grants — organizations can apply for up to $25K

The Provident Bank Foundation has announced the final cycle of its 2021 Major Grant opportunities, with organizations across New Jersey and elsewhere eligible.

Earlier this year, PBF awarded $400,000 in Major Grants to 26 organizations in the region, its largest Major Grant cycle to date.

Nonprofit applicants must be based in, serve or demonstrate impact in at least one community where Provident Bank has a physical presence. That includes organizations from the following counties in New Jersey:

  • Bergen;
  • Essex;
  • Hudson;
  • Hunterdon;
  • Mercer;
  • Middlesex;
  • Monmouth;
  • Morris;
  • Ocean;
  • Passaic;
  • Somerset;
  • Sussex;
  • Union; and/or
  • Warren.

As a result of the acquisition of SB One Bank, organizations in Sussex County became eligible, Provident noted. Organizations in parts of Eastern Pennsylvania and Astoria, Queens, New York, where Provident has physical locations are also eligible.

A Major Grant is a request for $5,000 up to $25,000 in support of sustainable community enhancement and short-term change, addressing one or more PBF funding priority areas: Community Enrichment, Education, and Health, Youth & Families.

“The foundation’s Major Grants have supported a number of organizations whose missions are focused on impacting change throughout their communities,” PBF Executive Director Samantha Plotino said in a prepared statement. “We’re excited to see what comes of this next cycle, especially after such a challenging year for nonprofit organizations.”

Guidelines are available here. Letters of Intent for this second cycle are available starting July 1 and are due by 3 p.m. July 23.

PBF also offers Community Grants of $1,000 to $5,000, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis. These grants are primarily used for increasing access to funding and strengthening capacity of community-based organizations.