The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) has announced that it has awarded $25,000 to a number of projects and programs across Hudson County as part of their 2016 Major Grants initiative.
A Major Grant funds projects and/or programs that address one or more of PBF’s funding priority areas – community enrichment, education and health, youth and families – in a significant way. Major Grants provide between $5,000 and $25,000 in funding, and emphasize the support of sustainable community enhancement and short-term change.
“This contribution to Hudson County aims to ensure people of all ages and means in the region have the ability to improve the quality of their lives,” said Jane Kurek, Executive Director, The Provident Bank Foundation. “Since we’ve started this grant initiative, we’ve funded more than eight organizations in Hudson, and more than $21 million total throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We look forward to seeing this number increase.”
Hudson County recipients of PBF’s First Cycle 2016 Major Grants are as follows:
Bayonne Education Foundation of Bayonne, New Jersey
The Bayonne Education Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of education in Bayonne schools by broadening the educational experience, encouraging and supporting community-wide interest and involvement and fostering and promoting innovative programs. The$5,000 grant will support Grade 7 students from the Bayonne School District with the opportunity to continue their education in science and mathematics in the summer months through Proyecto Science.
Boys and Girls Club of Jersey City, New Jersey
Boys and Girls Club’s mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The$7,500 grant will support a new program entitled “Summer Brain Gain (SBG)” which will provide engaging, educational activities along with summer camp experience for youth ages 6-18.
Hudson Community Enterprises of Jersey City, New Jersey
Hudson Community Enterprises creates employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment by giving individuals with disabilities a chance to succeed and improve the community one person at a time. Funding, totaling $5,000 will support the creation of 32 new jobs in the Hudson Community Enterprises’ social enterprise business or in the private sector.
Women Rising Inc. of Jersey City, New Jersey
Women Rising Inc. assists women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency and live safe, productive and fulfilling lives, through social services, economic development, and advocacy services. Funding, totaling $7,500, will aid WomenRising’s Job Bank which provides a space where anyone from within the community can meet with a counselor to discuss resume writing, job searching and interview skills.