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Community Impact & Investment

Philanthropy & Volunteerism

Strengthening the positive impact of grantmaking, employee giving, and community service efforts.

At Corning, we know that our vibrant communities are the backbone of our company and that volunteers and donations help fuel our local nonprofits.


For employees

Corning supports the nonprofit organizations and causes that our people are most passionate about, aligning personal values with community needs. This creates a sense of purpose and fulfillment that extends beyond the workplace.

Active part-time and full-time U.S. based Corning employees who have been employed for at least 30 days are eligible for the following employee programs:

Corning will contribute $0.50 for every $1 gift made by eligible Corning employee of at least $10 made to eligible nonprofit organizations, up to a total of $7,500 per employee each calendar year.

This program encourages employees to volunteer in their communities by providing grants to the nonprofit where employees contribute their time and efforts.

This program empowers employees to nominate eligible nonprofit organizations for a $1,000 USD grant. This allows Corning to invest in the organizations that mean the most to our employees.

Employees can nominate other employees, who show exceptional volunteer service. Recipients may direct a $1,000 USD grant to an eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.


For nonprofits

Throughout its history, Corning has been driven by making a positive impact on communities where its people work and live. Community Impact & Investment collaborates with eligible non-profit organizations that focus on education, human services, and culture to foster and sustain these vibrant communities.

  • Education gives youth in Corning communities the tools to build a bright future. With emphasis on science, technology engineering, the arts, and math (STEM and STEAM) and workforce development, they can build a well-balanced view of the world. We invest in:
    • Colleges and universities
    • Community organizations
    • Early childhood-12th grade educational institutions
    • Youth organizations
  • Human services programs address residents’ sense of well-being, personal safety, and security. We support programs that address basic human needs for survival and physical health with an emphasis on at-risk youth sponsored by community, disaster relief, and youth organizations.
  • Culture brings people together in ways that refresh the mind, inspire the soul, and connect people in new and different ways. We sustain and foster the creativity of the arts as well as, recognize the ideas and experiences that connect and bring together the community through arts organizations, historical societies, museums and libraries.

Learn more about our key areas of focus and how to apply below.