Corning Incorporated Foundation makes hundreds of direct cash grants each year. Three categories – education, human services, and culture – are the focus of these grants.
The majority of grants go to community-based programs where Corning has a strong presence. Typically, this means the program should impact people within an approximate 20-mile radius of a Corning business location with at least 50 employees. The Foundation also makes direct grants on a case by case basis to national or international organizations in times of widespread natural disaster or other emergencies.
Grant applications from non-profit organizations outside the company headquarters location of Corning, NY are initially reviewed by a team of local employees. The employee team recommendation factors into the Foundation’s final decision.
Non-profit organizations are invited to apply for a grant by Foundation staff or a member of one of the Foundation grant teams. Before applying for a grant, non-profit organizations must validate that their program aligns with the Foundation’s criteria i its three direct grant areas: education, human services and culture (as illustrated in the framework in the Themes page). All applicants must comply with Corning Incorporated Foundation’s non-discrimination policy.
Non-profit organizations that meet the geographic and framework guidelines but have not been invited to apply for a grant may send an email introduction to Foundation1@corning.com. The email will be forwarded to the appropriate location for consideration.