Throughout its history, Corning Incorporated Foundation has been driven by making a positive impact on communities where its people work and live.
The best possible impact: Supporting and enhancing vibrant, engaging Corning communities.
A vibrant community has engaged citizens; thriving businesses; robust education opportunities; and ample cultural outlets. Citizens of a vibrant community have a sense of belonging and empathy for others. Visitors can feel the pride and optimism when they are in the community.
A deep and thoughtful study that concluded in 2017 helped the Foundation take a fresh look at its communities, their assets and challenges, and ways that non-profit programs could foster the aspects that make them vibrant in today’s world.
The comprehensive process led to the creation of a strategic framework (at right) that now guides the Foundation’s grant programs and ensures clarity of its mission: A focus on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism.