Guidelines for ALL Giving Programs


Please read through carefully and scroll fully to the bottom to access all links to additional information and the online application for all giving programs.


Tips & Tricks and Detailed Guidelines
Quick Reference Guide for Applications


Eligibility
Not-for-profit organizations may apply for funding from The Provident Bank Foundation as long as they meet the following criteria:
  • All organizations must be recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity organization under the Internal Revenue Code in order to receive funding offered by The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF); PBF uses Charity Check on Guidestar to ascertain this status.
  • PBF does not provide funding to religious organizations, unless the organization can demonstrate to the satisfaction of PBF that the support will provide a benefit to the community as a whole and not solely benefit its religious membership or its religious community.
  • PBF does not provide support to political organizations, including organizations that may be perceived as political or have portions of its program that are deemed political in nature by PBF.
  • Organizations may only apply for funding once per calendar year.
  • All communications and questions regarding PBF and PBF funding should be addressed directly with The Provident Bank Foundation via e-mail at Foundation@ProvidentNJ.com or by phone at (862) 260-3990.
Application Guidelines
  • All applications must be submitted through the application links provided below.
  • Please read and follow all instructions and deadlines carefully.
  • Ensure all applicable supporting materials are attached.
  • For sponsorships – scan and include event/sponsorship material with application.
  • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.
  • PBF will accept applications up to 60 days prior to the applicable deadline, however, applications may not be processed until after the deadline. If you have questions about timing, contact the Foundation.
  • PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within 90 days after the applicable deadline.
  • Grant applications are due the first day of each quarter – January, April, July and October. Mini-grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Requests for sponsorship must be received 60 days prior to the event.

Quick Reference Guide for Account Information Portal

Account Information Portal - This link allows you to access your account information such as drafts and submitted applications and requirements. Tip: Bookmark this link for future use.

  • If you are NEW to the foundation – please create an account before applying and submitting an application
  • If you are a RETURNING applicant – please login to review your account information before applying and submitting an application
Grant Program
The Provident Bank Foundation's Grant program for 2014 allows you to apply for grants over $3,500 with a maximum of $10,000. All 501(c)(3) public charity organizations are eligible to apply as long as they meet all guidelines and have not received prior funding from The Provident Bank Foundation in 2014. Deadlines for grant applications are as follows: January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Applications will be considered for all levels of giving and a determination will be made by the Foundation as to which level, if any, will be awarded.

  • Organizations seeking funding over $10,000 must contact the foundation before proceeding with an application
  • Grant applications are due the first day of each quarter – January, April, July and October
  • Organizations may only apply for funding once per calendar year
  • All applications must be submitted through the online application
  • Ensure all applicable supporting materials are attached
  • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied
  • PBF will accept applications up to 60 days prior to the applicable deadline, however, applications may not be processed until after the deadline
  • PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within 90 days after the applicable deadline


Mini-Grant Program
The Provident Bank Foundation's Mini-Grant program for 2014 allows you to apply for grants under $3,500. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year until funding is capped by Region and/or Program Area. All 501(c)(3) organizations are eligible to apply as long as they meet all guidelines and have not received prior funding from The Provident Bank Foundation already in 2014. Turn-around time for disposition is up to 60-90 days

  • Mini-grant applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • PBF will use its best efforts to communicate responses within 90 days after the receipt of grant application
  • Organizations may only apply for funding once per calendar year
  • All applications must be submitted through the online application
  • Ensure all applicable supporting materials are attached
  • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied
Sponsorship Program
Sponsorships are available on a limited basis and are for the purpose of Foundation personnel to learn more about the organization it is sponsoring. A member of The Foundation will contact you if the Foundation plans on sponsoring/and or attending the event.
2013 Annual Report

The Foundation's Annual Report showcasing some of the amazing partnerships created and continued during 2013. Click below to see the full color version.

Sandy Relief and Recovery Grants

The Foundation has begun an effort to support relief and recovery efforts through a dedicated grant program.