Provident Bank Foundation announces 1st Major Grant cycle for 2022

Starting April 1, Provident Bank Foundation will be accepting applications for its Major Grant Cycle to help organizations impacting the communities served by Provident Bank.

This is the first cycle of 2022 Major Grants, which will provide support for organizations whose missions address the immediate needs identified in communities served by Provident Bank in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Last year, PBF awarded a total of $849,500 in Major Grants to 53 organizations in the region. The foundation has committed to funding $1.2 million in Major Grants for 2022.

Eligible organizations may request any amount between $5,001-$25,000. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of intent as well as audited financial statements; the remaining eligibility criteria can be found in the guidelines here.

“Through the pandemic and other world crises, the foundation has continued to work and support various nonprofit organizations that have a mission to positively impact their communities. It takes a village to create a better and brighter community, and we are proud of the role we play,” says Samantha Plotino, executive director of the Provident Bank Foundation. “The foundation is excited to officially open the first cycle of Major Grants and continue to support nonprofit organizations that help better the community.”

The second cycle of Major Grants will begin on July 1. In addition to Major Grants, the Provident Bank Foundation offers Community Grants ranging from $1,000 up to and including $5,000. Applications for the Community Grant program will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until Oct. 28.