DOLLARS FOR DOERS
Dollars for Doers, launched in 2018, gives cash grants to eligible non-profit organizations based on the level of involvement of Corning employee volunteers in the U.S.
For every 5 volunteer hours an employee logs for an eligible non-profit organization, the Foundation will give that organization a $75 cash grant.
Each U.S. employee may qualify for an annual total of up to $1,500 in grants for eligible non-profit organizations – reflecting 100 hours of volunteer work. The grants can go to a single recipient organization, or be split among several (up to 20).
There are 5 categories of eligible non-profit organizations:
- Arts & Culture
- Community & Civic
- Educational Institutions & Support
- Health, Wellness & Human Services
Eligible non-profit organizations must be 501(c)(3) and 509(a) public charities. All applicants must comply with Corning Incorporated Foundation’s non-discrimination policy.
Religious, political, and membership organizations are not eligible.
Corning employees who redeem the maximum number of hours – 100 hours (or 20 grants) – in one calendar year will automatically qualify for a Dollars for Doers Bonus. The employee will be able to designate a “Bonus” $150 grant to a non-profit organization where they volunteered in the past year. Check back for more information on this exciting program.
Some examples of volunteer service that will earn an eligible non-profit organization a cash grant: participation on a non-profit board; non-profit committee work; organizing or volunteering at fundraising events; volunteering to work on or organize fundraising activities; leadership in non-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 non-profit organization.
Dollars for Doers is available for those who have been employed part-time or full-time by Corning in the U.S. for at least 30 days. Employees can access more information – and start logging hours – by clicking on the yellow Employee Programs button.
The Foundation has support materials for eligible non-profit organizations to encourage Corning employees to participate in the Employee Programs. Click here to learn more.
2022 Dollars for Doers Bonus Employee Recognition
Congratulations to our 2022 employees who dedicated their time and talents to local non-profits. Through their sustained, volunteer efforts they earned additional financial support for their designated non-profits throughout 2021.