Applications

 

DEFINITION & PURPOSE

 

The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) is committed to enhancing the quality of life in New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank. Since its founding in 2003, our Foundation has granted more than $22 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities.

 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A REQUEST:

 

 

  • All LOI’S and applications must be submitted through the application links provided below.

  • Refer to the Guide to Navigating Online Forms for instructions and any questions you may have in regards to our online system. Additional questions can be found in the FAQ section of our website.

  • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied.

  • Please read and follow all instructions and deadlines carefully.

  • Ensure all applicable supporting materials are attached.

  • 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.

 

If you have already started an application or LOI,

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  • Community Grant – 

    2017 COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION IS OPEN.

     

    The primary purpose of a Community Grant is to increase access to funding and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations. Organizations seeking a Community Grant must address one of PBF funding priority areas and applicants must demonstrate impact in the Bank’s marketplace. We believe that these grants provide important support for needed services to diverse communities. This grant is not to be used for sponsorship requests and/or events.

    Community Grant Application

    2017 COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION IS OPEN.

     

    For 2017, The Provident Bank Foundation allows you to apply for a community grant ranging from $1,000 up to and including $5,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 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 the same calendar year. Turn-around time for disposition is no more than 90 days.

     

    • Community 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
    • All applicable supporting materials must be attached
    • Failure to follow directions may result in requests being denied
    • Refer to the Guide to Navigating Online Forms for instructions and any questions you may have in regards to our online system
  • Major Grant – 

    CYCLE 1 IS NOW CLOSED.  CYCLE 2 LOI will be available beginning of March.

     

    The goal of the Major Grant is to support organizations that have identified an immediate need in the community and the individuals they serve. A Major Grant funds projects and/or programs that address one or more of PBF’s funding priority areas in a significant way. These projects and/or programs are typically more structured and robust than those supported through PBF’s Community Grants, but of lesser scale of a Signature Grant. Detailed guidelines and requirements for each cycle can be found in the Guidelines Section of our website.

     

    Major Grant LOI

    CYCLE 1 IS NOW CLOSED. CYCLE 2 LOI will be available beginning of March.

     

     

    For 2017, a Major Grant will provide grants ranging from $5,000 up to and including $25,000. As is the case across PBF’s philanthropic and community engagement activities, the Major Grant emphasizes support of sustainable community enhancement and short-term change. We seek to build relationships with organizations that have the capacity and drive to create this change.

     

     

  • Signature Grant – 

    PBF expects to make six (6) $50,000 Signature Grants in 2017, two (2) in each of the Foundation’s three funding priority areas, to drive meaningful impact. Detailed guidelines and requirements for each cycle can be found in the Guidelines Section of our website.

     

    COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT SIGNATURE GRANT LOI IS NOW CLOSED.  

     

    EDUCATION SIGNATURE LOI will be available beginning of April.

     

    Focus areas and descriptions are detailed below. LOI must be specific to one of these areas.

    1. HIGHER EDUCATION: The goal of this grant is to enable a college, university or institution the ability to prepare the undergraduate student for the 21st century workforce. This grant is dedicated to increasing access to academic opportunities, strengthening economic growth and to increasing the student’s capacity for social stability.
    2. EDUCATION SERVICES: The goal of this grant is to provide funding to a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance supportive academic development opportunities outside of the classroom to people of all ages.

     

    Signature Grant

    PBF expects to make six (6) $50,000 Signature Grants in 2017, two (2) in each of the Foundation’s three funding priority areas, to drive meaningful impact. Detailed guidelines and requirements for each cycle can be found in the Guidelines Section of our website.

     

    COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT SIGNATURE GRANT LOI IS NOW CLOSED.  

     

    EDUCATION SIGNATURE GRANT LOI will be available beginning of April.

    Focus areas and descriptions are detailed below. LOI must be specific to one of these areas.

    1. HIGHER EDUCATION: The goal of this grant is to enable a college, university or institution the ability to prepare the undergraduate student for the 21st century workforce. This grant is dedicated to increasing access to academic opportunities, strengthening economic growth and to increasing the student’s capacity for social stability.
    2. EDUCATION SERVICES: The goal of this grant is to provide funding to a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance supportive academic development opportunities outside of the classroom to people of all ages.

     



  • Sponsorships – 

    Use this link to e-mail the Foundation office the details (sponsorship levels and event information) of your sponsorship request. To be considered, your request must be received 60 days prior to your event.

    Sponsorships

    E-mail the PBF office the details (sponsorship levels and event information) of your sponsorship request. We must receive this request 60 days prior to your event.

Special Note

PBF’s online form works best with the following web browsers: Mozilla, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. To avoid difficulty, please download and install one of these browsers to apply for a grant

 



Press & Media Requirements

Grantees are required to coordinate promotion and publicity of grants with PBF. This includes print, social media, and other media outlets. PBF support must be acknowledged in all publicity. The use of the current PBF logo is required on all promotional material. Downloadable logo is available upon request.

 

E-mail PBF at Foundation@ProvidentNJ.com with any questions.