Provident Bank Foundation announces Major Grant recipients for second cycle of 2023

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The Iselin-based Provident Bank Foundation recently announced its Major Grant recipients for its second cycle of 2023. The foundation awarded $410,000 in total to 35 nonprofit organizations within the foundation’s three priority funding areas: Community Enrichment, Education and Health, and Youth and Families.

Major Grants awarded during this cycle range from $10,000 to $20,000 per grant and will provide funding for organizations across New Jersey 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 our second cycle of 2023 Major Grants are fantastic examples of how investing in our communities can transform the lives of those who need it most,” Samantha Plotino, the executive director of the Provident Bank Foundation, said. “The Provident Bank Foundation team is looking forward to seeing how these grants will be used to enrich and widen the capabilities of the organizations that receive them.”

The recipients of PBF’s second cycle of 2023 Major Grants are as follows:

In New Jersey:

Bergen County

  • Bergen County’s United Way, $10,000

Essex County

  • Partners, $15,000
  • Greater Newark Conservancy, $10,000
  • Sanar Wellness Institute, $10,000

Hudson County

  • Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, $12,500
  • WomenRising Inc., $12,500
  • Youth Consultation Service Inc., $10,000

Hunterdon County

  • Hunterdon Helpline Inc., $10,000

Mercer County

  • Foundation for Educational Administration, $20,000
  • Anchor House Inc., $10,000
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County, $10,000
  • Womanspace Inc., $10,000

Middlesex County

  • Caring Contact, $10,000
  • Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation Inc., $10,000
  • United Way of Central Jersey, $15,000

Monmouth County

  • 180 Turning Lives Around Inc., $15,000
  • Lunch Break Inc., $15,000
  • Move For Hunger, $12,500

Morris County

  • Interfaith Food Pantry Inc., $15,000
  • County College of Morris Foundation, $12,500
  • Freedom House, $10,000
  • Homeless Solutions, $10,000

Ocean County

  • CONTACT of Ocean & Monmouth Counties, $10,000

Passaic County

  • Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, $10,000
  • Passaic County Habitat for Humanity, $10,000

Somerset County

  • CASA SHaW, $12,500
  • Central Jersey Housing Resource Center Corp., $10,000
  • Safe+Sound Somerset, $10,000

Sussex County

  • Family Promise of Sussex County, $12,500
  • Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County Inc., $12,500

Union County

  • JFK Medical Center Foundation, $10,000

Warren County

  • Norwescap, $12,500

In Pennsylvania:

Lehigh County

  • Turning Point of Lehigh Valley Inc., $12,500
  • Valley Youth House Committee Inc., $10,000