What makes a community vibrant? What brings a sense of belonging, of optimism, of pride?
Vibrant communities are places where people are engaged and involved. Businesses thrive. Rich educational opportunities embrace all ages. When problems arise, supportive solutions are plentiful. And a diverse cultural life brings people together to learn and celebrate.
Corning Incorporated Foundation — through its focus on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism – collaborates with non-profit organizations to foster and sustain these vibrant communities. The vision of the Foundation builds on the momentum that began in 1952, and has intensified the commitment to suit the needs of U.S. non-profits today.
Corning Incorporated Foundation puts four key themes at the heart of its giving program.
- 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), they can build a well-balanced view of the world. They can maximize career choices that allow for financial security.
- Human services programs address residents’ sense of well-being, personal safety, and security. This is critical for today’s youth. Unexpected disasters and acts of violence also create urgent community needs.
- Culture brings people together in ways that refresh the mind, inspire the soul, and connect people in new and different ways. Creativity is the root of innovation.
- Volunteerism is at the heart of every vibrant community. People know they belong where they can make a difference. The Foundation rewards Corning Incorporated employees who volunteer in a very tangible way.