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 10 volunteer hours an employee logs for an eligible non-profit organization, the Foundation will give that organization a $150 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 10).
There are 11 categories of eligible non-profit organizations:
- Arts organizations
- Colleges, universities
- Health and wellness organizations
- Healthcare-based organizations
- Historical societies
- Nature areas, zoos, or gardens
- Private K-12 grade schools
- Public radio or television stations
- Public school districts
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.
Corning employees who redeem the maximum number of hours – 100 hours (or 10 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 90 days. Employees can access more information – and start logging hours – by clicking on the yellow Employee Programs button.