In 2019, The Provident Bank Foundation awarded $1.3 million in funding to 138 organizations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In the new year, the Foundation is aiming to do even more, and will begin accepting Letters of Intent for Signature Grants, Community Grants, and the first cycle of its Major Grants on the Provident Bank Foundation website beginning Jan. 2, 2020.
“On the heels of the substantial funding we were able to provide in 2019, we’re thrilled to announce the next year of funding opportunities,” Jane Kurek, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation, said in a prepared statement. “So many organizations work tirelessly to make a real difference in our communities—and we are proud to play a part in that.”
PBF said its application process was streamlined in 2019 to make applying for the grants easier for organizations.
To qualify, groups must be certified as tax exempt public charities under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). PBF said awards will target organizations that fall within the Foundation’s three priority areas: Community Enrichment; education; and health, youth and families.