Corning Incorporated Foundation is the primary
philanthropic arm of Corning Incorporated. The programs
we support are aligned with the businesses we
participate in and with social priorities where we can
make a meaningful impact.
We believe in being an active corporate citizen and
therefore direct our efforts toward the communities
where Corning Incorporated operates, promoting
educational and social progress that improves the
quality of life for all.
In order to make a true difference, we concentrate
our resources where they can do the most good. We
support community-based strategic initiatives that
benefit the greatest number of people over the longest
period of time. We strive to leverage our impact through
a strategy of shared social responsibility with other
"investors" rather than acting as a single major donor.
We also support employees' philanthropic activity
through our Matching Gifts Program.
Funding is focused on the following areas of
We place primary focus on education because it provides
a deep and sustainable benefit for the entire community.
Improving student performance, especially in science and
technology, creates a lifetime of opportunity for both
learners and employers.
Our support for cultural outreach programs provides the
opportunity for creative thinking, innovation and
We respond in a meaningful way to the relevant needs and
priorities of our local communities, funding programs
that make a long-lasting social or economic impact.
Health and Human Services
Partnering with selected United Ways, we provide support
for programs that protect the health of our community
members and deliver a wide range of human services that
improve the quality of life.
When major disaster strikes, we play a role in helping
communities through relief and recovery efforts.