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Dollars for Doers

The Dollars for Doers program directs cash grants to eligible nonprofit organizations where employees choose to give their time.

Dollars for Doers, which launched in 2018, provides monetary grants for the volunteer hours our employees put in each year.


Program highlights

  • Active part-time and full-time U.S. based Corning employees who have been employed for at least 30 days are eligible for the Dollars for Doers program.
  • For every 5 hours an employee logs and redeems at an eligible nonprofit organization, Corning will award that organization a $75 cash grant.
  • The maximum volunteer hours per eligible employee is 100 hours. The hours can be volunteered at multiple eligible nonprofit organizations (up to a maximum of 20 eligible nonprofit organizations).
  • The maximum cash grant per eligible employee is $1,500 per calendar year ($75 for every 5 hours, up to 100 hours)
  • Eligible nonprofit organizations can receive a maximum of $10,000 per calendar year combined from multiple employees.
  • Corning employees who redeem the maximum number of 100 volunteer hours in one calendar year will automatically qualify for a $150 Dollars for Doers Bonus that they may donate to an eligible nonprofit organization of their choice.

Eiligible nonprofits

Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) or 509(a) public charity. All applicants must comply with Corning Incorporated’s non-discrimination statement*. Religious, political and membership groups are not eligible.

Eligible nonprofit organizations include U.S. accredited public-school districts, nonprofit private schools, and colleges / universities as well as U.S. public charities in the following categories:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community & Civic
  • Educational Institutions & Support
  • Environmental
  • Health, Wellness & Human Services

Eligible volunteer service

Some examples of volunteer service that will earn an eligible nonprofit organization a cash grant are:

  • participation on an eligible nonprofit organization’s board
  • work on an eligible nonprofit’s committee
  • organizing or volunteering at fundraising events
  • volunteering to work on or organize fundraising activities
  • leadership in an eligible school-related activities (like scouting)
  • coaching in a non-school-related sports team (like Little League baseball or YMCA soccer) or,
  • tutoring or mentoring for an eligible nonprofit organization.  

Dollars for Doers Bonus

2021 | 2022 | 2023


*Corning Community Impact & Investment does not provide funding to any organization that has a written policy of discrimination. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination based on race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partner status, disability or veteran’s status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance. Organizations that serve a specifically defined population, per their mission, would not be considered discriminatory.