A combined $620,700 – that’s how much money The Provident Bank Foundation said Aug. 17 it was able to pay forward to nonprofits in its local operating areas after its major grant cycle closed this week.
Altogether, 43 organizations in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania will receive major grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.
According to the foundation, the flexible funding goes to support programs, projects and other initiatives that address one or more of its funding priority areas: Community Enrichment, Education and Health, and Youth and Families.
The bulk of the awards went to groups in New Jersey, where Jersey City-based Provident Bank operates 92 of its 99 offices. In Pennsylvania, five organizations located in Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties received awards. In New York, St. Mary’s Foundation for Children in Queens County was the sole statewide recipient.
“A number of organizations focused on creating meaningful and enriching change within their communities have received support from the Foundation’s Major Grants,” Samantha Plotino, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation and a recently announced 2022 NJBIZ Forty Under 40 Award winner, said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing the impact that this next cycle of grants has on recipients, the communities they serve, and the nonprofit landscape.”
Listed by county, here are The Provident Bank Foundation’s Garden State First Cycle 2022 Major Grants recipients:
Center for Hope and Safety Inc.
Greater Bergen Community Action
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey
Women’s Rights Information Center
Bessie Green Community Inc.
Ironbound Community Corp.
Sanar Wellness Institute
United Community Corp.
Educational Arts Team
Jersey City Medical Center Foundation
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County
Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation Inc.
Make the Road NJ
Perth Amboy Redevelopment Team for Neighborhood Enterprise & Revitalization (P.A.R.T.N.E.R.)
180 Turning Lives Around Inc.
Lunch Break Inc.
Community Hope Inc.
Family Promise of Morris County
Good Grief Inc.
NJ 2-1-1 Partnership
Vision Loss Alliance of NJ (VLANJ)
Jewish Federation of Ocean County
Oasis-A Haven for Women and Children
SCARC Guardianship Services Inc.
Our House Foundation Inc.
Trinitas Health Foundation
Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc.