Guidelines for ALL Requests to PBF

 

REQUIREMENTS 

 

Eligibility: Organizations seeking funding from The Provident Bank Foundation must be determined as exempt from Federal income tax as a 501(c)(3) public charity of the Internal Revenue Code and as an organization described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2). PBF seeks grantee organizations that show passion for their mission and meet high standards of governance, accountability, and fiscal management.

 

PBF cannot provide funding for the following:

  

  • Individuals
  • Organizations not exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as an organization described in section 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2).
  • Religious congregations
  • Organizations that use a third-party fiscal sponsor’s Tax ID number/exempt status
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Multi-Year Funding Requests

 

 

Progress Reports: All required progress reports must be received and confirmed prior to submitting a new request

 

 

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

 

  • PBF only accepts one request per organization per calendar year at any level. This would include any sponsorship and/or event requests.

 

  • An organization whose request is not funded in 2017 may reapply in 2018, but not before.

 

  • PBF may choose not to fund a grant, to fund a grant at a lesser amount, to fund only certain aspects of a grant, and/or to attach stipulations to a grant.

 

  • PBF recognizes that there are many organizations doing great work in our communities. However, the requests we receive greatly exceed our annual charitable giving budget. We regret that we are unable to fund or support every  request and often must decline support to worthy organizations and programs. Such a response does not reflect a negative appraisal of the applicant organization or the value of its services.

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR REQUESTS

 

If your organization is seeking a grant, the best place to start is to review PBF grant guidelines. If you have questions, contact the PBF office at Foundation@ProvidentNJ.com to schedule a time to review your questions.

 

After reviewing the guidelines, application links can be accessed through the APPLICATION SECTION of our website. 

 

 

COMMUNITY GRANT GUIDELINES: The primary purpose of a Community Grant is to increase access to funding and strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations.

 

MAJOR GRANT GUIDELINES: 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.

 

SIGNATURE GRANTS: As is the case across PBF’s philanthropic and community engagement activities, the Signature Grant emphasizes sustainable community enhancement, meaningful impact and long-term change. We seek to build relationships with organizations that have the capacity and drive to create this change.

 

 

 

GRANT CATEGORIES & ANNUAL DEADLINES

 

Community Grants: Community Grants are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Review all GUIDELINES prior to applying.

 

Major Grants: The 2017 LOI and application timeline for Major Grants is as follows:

 

Cycle  LOI Due

Application Due

(by invitation only)

 Notification

from PBF

 Cycle 1  CLOSED  April 3  May 8
 Cycle 2  May 1  June 30  August 7
 Cycle 3  August 1  October 2  November 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature Grants: The 2017 LOI and application timeline for Signature Grants is as follows:

 

Cycle  LOI Due

Application Due

(by invitation only)

Site Visit or Call Scheduled  Notification

from PBF

Community Enrichment CLOSED  April 3 Week of 4/10/17  May 8
Education  May 17  June 30 Week of 7/10/17  August 7
Health, Youth & Families August 16  October 2  Week of 10/9/17  November 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPLATES

 

Budget Form Template: Use this template as a recommended format when submitting the requests program/project budget.

 

Logic Model Template: Use this template as a recommended format when submitting a request. A logic model is recommended when submitting a Community Grant or a Major Grant. The logic model will be required when submitting a Signature Grant. To help understand the logic model, CLICK HERE to view Understanding the Logic Model and helpful tips.

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.