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 directory of more than 70,000 foundation grant makers and over 200,000 grants, with searchable IRS 990 forms for each as well as links to free web resources. This is another excellent 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.

Government Information

U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts
Fast access to population, housing, economic and geographic data on the federal government, states, and communities.

Bergen County Economic Development Resources
The Bergen County Division of Economic Development County provides  information on general demographic characteristics, projections, housing data, income data, economic data, education, committing patterns, etc.

SAM Federal Assistance Listings (Formerly CFDA) 
Assistance listings are detailed public descriptions of federal programs that provide grants, loans, scholarships, insurance, and other types of assistance awards. You can browse assistance listings across all government agencies to learn about potential funding sources. 

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.  It 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 government, including the Federal Register, Congressional Record, Congressional Bills, and is the best way to learn about available (current and forecasted) federal funding opportunities.  The site centralizes more than 1,000 different grant programs across federal grant-making agencies, and standardizes grant information, application packages and processes for finding and applying for federal grants.  It also hosts a Grant Learning Center that provides on-line resources on grant processes as well as grant writing tips

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.

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 18 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.