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Provident Bank Foundation Announces Major Grant Recipients

The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) announced its Major Grant recipients for its first cycle of 2021. The Foundation awarded $400,000 of total funding, its largest Major Grant cycle to date, to 26 nonprofit organizations within the Foundation’s three priority areas: Community Enrichment, Education and Health, Youth & Families.

Grants provide funding between $5,000 and $25,000 to organizations across the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania communities served by Provident Bank.

“The Provident Bank Foundation remains focused on funding valuable programs, projects, and initiatives that address immediate needs, create meaningful impact, and lead to sustainable community enhancement,” said Samantha Plotino, executive director of The Provident Bank Foundation. “We are committed to supporting organizations that are helping our communities remain vibrant, healthy and safe.”

The recipients of PBF’s First Cycle 2021 Major Grants are as follows, by county served:

Bergen County

  • Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, Inc.
  • REED Foundation for Autism

Essex County

  • Ironbound Community Corporation
  • Junior Achievement of New Jersey
  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Youth Consultation Service, Inc.

Hudson County

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties
  • Diabetes Foundation Inc.
  • New City Kids
  • Vision To Learn


  • Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation Inc.
  • Hunterdon Helpline

Lehigh County, PA

  • Center for Humanistic Change, Inc.
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Middlesex County

  • JFK Medical Center Foundation

Monmouth County

  • Lunch Break
  • Move for Hunger
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey Community Health Center, Inc.

Morris County

  • Family Promise of Morris County

Northampton County, PA

  • Northampton Community College Foundation

Ocean County

  • Ocean’s Harbor House Inc.

Passaic County


Somerset County

  • Greater Somerset County YMCA

Sussex County

  • Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County Inc.

Union County

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc.

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