The Chronicle of Higher Education
Major source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Available in print and online at campus library.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Major news source, in print and online, for people involved in the philanthropic enterprise. Available online at campus library.

Foundation Center (portal)
Provides outstanding: tools, resources, “short course” in grant writing, and links to private foundations. (See also Foundation Directory Online and RFP Bulletin, below)

Foundation Directory Online (available to BCC personnel only)
Contact the Grants Office to search this comprehensive directoryof more than 70,000 foundation grantmakers and over 200,000 grants, with searchable IRS 990 forms for each as well as links to free web resources. This is another awesome resource for BCC faculty and staff.

Foundations On-Line
Excellent site, sponsored by the Northern California Community Foundation,providing links to most major foundations.

GuideStar, the national database of U.S. charitable organizations, provides data including financials, Form 990 and website on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits.

RFP Bulletin
This Foundation Center service provides brief overviews of current funding opportunities offered by foundations or other grantmaking organizations. Keyword-searchable and organized by category.

SRA Grants Web
The Society for Research Administrators is a GREAT place to start, with hot links to a vast array of funding sources and tools.

Government Information

American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)
Fast access to population, housing, economic and geographic data on the federal government, states, and communities.

Bergen County At A Glance
County Dept. of Planning & Economic Development provides census information on general demographic characteristics, projections, housing data, income data,economic data, education, committing patterns, etc.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
This website provides access to a database of all Federal assistance programs, including grants, available to state and local governments; profit- & non-profit organizations; institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. Updated biweekly.

Federal Grants Wire
Federal Grants Wire is a free resource for federal grants, government grants and loans. It currently offers over 1800 federal grants and loans organized by sponsoring agency, applicant type, subject area and a convenient directory if you are unsure which option is for you.

Federal Register
Official daily publication of rules and notices, including grants announcements, for federal agencies and organizations. Updates the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Can also be accessed via The Grantsmanship Center.

GPO Access
U.S. Government Printing Office website provides free electronic access to a wealth of information products (official versions) produced by the federal govt., including the Federal Register, Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, and more. is the single access point for over 900 grant programs. The site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive funding opportunities from the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey
Its “Guide to Government”provides contact information for all NJ State & Federal elected officials; NJ Legislative & Congressional district listings; and County & Municipal government information.

Library of Congress
LOC, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, preserves a collection of nearly 121 million items. As well as serving the research needs of the U.S. Congress, the LOC has extensive resources available in all languages, topics and types of materials.

The Official State of New Jersey Website
Fast and easy access to state as well as federal and local government information and services. is the official U.S. gateway to online government information, services and resources.

Professional Associations

American Association for Higher Education
Association involved with civic engagement, faculty development, assessment, and quality. Publishes CHANGE magazine.

American Association of Community Colleges
The site gives information about current teaching and learning projects as well as other information with regard to community colleges nationwide.

American Association of University Women
AAUW contributes to a more promising future and provides a powerful voice for women and girls.

American Council on Education
This major coordinating body for the nation’s higher education institutions seeks to advance the interests and goals of higher and adult education in a changing environment through advocacy, research and program initiatives.

Association for Career and Technical Education
Largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.

Center for Community College Policy
Based at the Education Commission of the States in Denver, Colorado, the Center has been created to support the creation of public policy that encourages the development of effective and innovative community colleges across the United States.

Center for Occupation Research and Development
CORD is a national nonprofit organization providing innovative changes in education to prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education. NTPN, an organization created by CORD, is a membership organization for educators and employers involved in the advancement of Tech Prep and related education reform initiatives.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Headquartered in Washington, DC, with a European office in London, CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development.

Grant-makers of Western Pennsylvania
GWP is a dynamic, responsive, and valued organization that is enhancing the impact of philanthropy of each of its members.

League for Innovation in the Community College
International consortium committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation, and institutional transformation.

National Career Pathways Network
NCPN is a membership organization for educators, employers and others involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education, and related education reform initiatives.

New Jersey Council of Community Colleges
The state association representing New Jersey’s 19 community colleges.

Society of Research Administrators
SRA is dedicated to the education and the professional development of research administrators, as well as the enhancement of public understanding of the importance of research and its administration.