Provident Bank Foundation awards $291K in grants for first cycle of 2023 

The Provident Bank Foundation on Monday announced the Major Grant recipients for its first cycle of 2023. The foundation awarded $291,000 of total funding to 26 nonprofit organizations within the foundation’s three priority areas of Community Enrichment, Education and Health, and Youth and Families.

Major Grants awarded in this cycle range from $7,500 to $20,000 per grant and will provide funding for organizations across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. They will be automatically renewed and funded again in 2024 as the Provident Bank Foundation embarks on a full-scale operational refresh in the new year.

“The recipients of the 2023 Major Grants exemplify how quality of life in our communities can be improved in ways that create real and life-changing transformations,” Samantha Plotino, executive director of the Provident Bank Foundation, said. “We’re very excited to see the positive effects that these grants will have on the organizations that receive them.”

The recipients of PBF’s first cycle of 2023 Major Grants are as follows, by primary county served:

Bergen County

  • Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, $15,000;
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, $10,000.

Essex County

  • Children’s Aid and Family Services, $12,500;
  • Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity, $7,500;
  • NCJW/Essex, $10,000;
  • Newark Trust for Education, $10,000.

Hudson County

  • Diabetes Foundation, $7,500;
  • Vision to Learn, $15,000;
  • York Street Project, $10,000.

Hunterdon County

  • America’s Grow-a-Row, $20,000.

Mercer County

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County, $7,500;
  • Meals on Wheels of Mercer County, $7,500.

Middlesex County

  • Center for Great Expectations, $10,000;
  • Defy Ventures, $10,000;
  • New Brunswick Tomorrow, $12,500.

Monmouth County

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey, $10,000;
  • Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, $8,500;
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Monmouth County, $12,500;
  • Mercy Center, $12,500.

Morris County

  • Preschool Advantage, $12,500.

Passaic County

  • New Jersey Community Development Corp., $7,500

Sussex County

  • Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Intervention Services, $10,000;
  • Sussex County Community College, $10,000.

Union County

  • YWCA Union County, $12,500.

In Pennsylvania

  • Community Action Lehigh Valley, $15,000;
  • Ripple Community Inc., $15,000.