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 institutions – reflecting 100 hours of volunteer work. The grants can go to a single recipient eligible non-profit 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 an eligible 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 an eligible non-profit organization’s board; work on an eligible non-profit’s committee; organizing or volunteering at fundraising events; volunteering to work on or organize fundraising activities; leadership in an eligible 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.
2023 Dollars for Doers Bonus Employee Recognition
Congratulations to the 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 2022.