Our Programs

Through direct grants, Corning Incorporated Foundation proactively and thoughtfully acts as a champion for communities where the company has a business presence. In recent years, Corning Incorporated Foundation has made 150 grants annually, exclusive of the Employee Matching Gifts Program, which represents approximately $4.8 million awarded each year.

While the amount of support awarded is significant, competition for funding is great, and the amount of support requested each year by grantseekers far exceeds the Foundation's resources.

Before submitting a written request, grantseekers are advised to review the Foundation's areas of giving carefully to determine how a program or project fits into the Foundation's geographic and programmatic areas of involvement. The Foundation's inability to support an activity in no way reflects upon the merit of the project.

Only organizations tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity as defined in Section 509(a) of the Code (unless a public school or library) are eligible.

A Matching Gifts Program also exists to support the philanthropic efforts of Corning Incorporated employees.