About Cumberland

Links to Public & Private Grant Funders

Cumberland County College subscribes to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and is one of FDO’s 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide.

This means that FDO’s comprehensive database and search engine of more than 140,000 private foundations, corporate giving programs, and public charities is available for free to the entire college community and the external community as well. The only catch is, Cumberland’s Funding Information Network account can only be used at the CCC Library.

The FDO Funding Information Network includes expanded profiles of foundations that have been vetted and sorted by funding category and state; the names of more than 500,000 key foundation decision-makers, board members and donors; keyword search capability of IRS 990s and 990 PFs for researching foundation assets; detailed information about grant recipients, funded grants, funding focus areas, and recent requests for proposals; plus a range of tools including digital workspaces, tutorials, Q&As, search tips, and links to grant workshops and boot camps. 

The nearest Funding Information Network sites beyond Cumberland are in Atlantic City, Dover, DE., and Reading, PA. So come to Cumberland, go to any computer in the CCC Library, find the Funding Information Network icon on the desktop, double-click on it to launch, and get to work finding funders for new programs and initiatives at CCC or in your home community.

Read more about the Foundation Center, its tools and content. 

Remember, it’s Free at CCC!


The Federal Register publishes announcements of all federal grant opportunities. 
www.Grants.gov gathers all U.S. government grant offerings in one powerful search engine, allowing users to search by government agency, grant category, and most recent grant releases.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants from A-Z -- The NSF funds grants related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  

NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program Grants are designed for two-year colleges and support programs that improve and innovate in the education of technicians for employment in high-tech fields.  

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Grant Program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high-quality STEM workforce and increasing the success of low-income academically talented students with financial need. 

NSF Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) supports the development, implementation, and spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: (1) increase student awareness of STEM and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) careers; (2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate; and/or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and needed skills. 
The U.S. Department of Education, Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant Program helps eligible colleges to become self-sufficient and expand capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen institutions’ academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.  

The U.S. Department of Education, Title V Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Grant Program provides grants to eligible Hispanic Serving Institutions to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students, as well as enable HSIs to expand and enhance academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.  

U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.  

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences’ Bridges to the Baccalaureate Grant Program provides funds to assist students at two-year colleges make the transition to four-year institution baccalaureate programs and thereby increase the pool of community college students who go on to research careers in the biomedical sciences and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources Services Administration provides grants to improve health and allied health education programs.

The Health Resources Services Administration Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant Program supports increasing nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities that are underrepresented among registered nurses. 

The Health Resources Services Administration Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Grant Program supports academic, service and continuing education projects designed to enhance nursing education, improve the quality of patient care, increase nurse retention and strengthen the nursing workforce. 

The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, funds workforce development grants. 

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs offers an array of grants in the field of criminal justice. 

The National Endowment for the Arts funds a variety of grants that support various activities in the arts, music, and performing arts. 

The National Endowment for the Humanities funds a variety of humanities-related grant programs including Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges and Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic Serving Institutions. 
The N.J. Department of Education administers the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant program, which supports all of CCC’s approved Perkins programs.

The N.J. Office of the Secretary of Higher Education funds CCC’s EOF, GEAR UP and College Readiness Now programs, and occasionally releases other grants such as the STEM Pathways Network. 

The N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce Development provides extensive workforce and employment information, oversees the Cumberland/Salem Adult Basic Education Consortium grant (of which CCC is a part), and occasionally releases other grants.

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation funds programs that align with its focus areas of Arts, Education, Environment and Informed Communities and has funded CCC grants in the past.

Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) Foundation funds proposals that align with its focus areas of Sustainable Neighborhoods, STEM Education, and Safety and Preparedness. Its corporate giving arm also funds individual events as quality-of-community-life initiatives,