Corning Foundation Grants

Corning Incorporated Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2020

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: District of Columbia, Maricopa County, Arizona, Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County Show all

Location of residency: District of Columbia, Maricopa County, Arizona, Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County Show all

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NOTE: Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January 1 through the deadline above. 

What makes a community vibrant? What brings a sense of belonging, of optimism, of pride?

Vibrant communities are places where people are engaged and involved. Businesses thrive. Rich educational opportunities embrace all ages. When problems arise, supportive solutions are plentiful. And a diverse cultural life brings people together to learn and celebrate.

Corning Incorporated Foundation — through its focus on education, human services, culture, and volunteerism – collaborates with non-profit organizations to foster and sustain these vibrant communities. The vision of the Foundation builds on the momentum that began in 1952, and has intensified the commitment to suit the needs of U.S. non-profits today.

Our Focus


  • Investing in learning and workforce development for the next generation

Human Services

  • Meeting basic human needs, especially for at-risk youth


  • Fostering creativity and human connections that feed the soul


  • Encouraging and rewarding those who give their time



The Foundation puts specific focus in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and STEAM (which includes the arts) curricula as well as workforce development programs that lead to productive career paths for young adults. The programs could include exposing students in kindergarten through 12th grade to STEM-related experiences and hands-on activities. At colleges and universities, the Foundation supports expanding the depth and breadth of STEM curricula.

At all levels, the Foundation encourages the integration of the arts into STEM curricula.

Grantees may include accredited educational institutions as well as youth and community organizations with programs that meet these goals.

Human Services:

Foundation grants in this category support programs that address basic human needs for survival and wellness, with a special emphasis on at-risk youth. Health and wellness education and programs for children and young people fall into this category. Also included are programs bringing food, safe shelter, and water to people in need.

Grants that help communities recover from disasters or other situations of pressing public need are also part of this category.

Grantees may include health- and wellness-centered community organizations, youth organizations, or disaster-relief agencies.


The Foundation supports efforts to sustain and foster creativity and bring people together to share ideas and experiences.

Programs that build awareness and appreciation for arts and culture are included in this view, as are those that ensure the stability of local arts and cultural organizations.

Grantees may include arts organizations, historical societies, museums, and libraries.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The majority of grants go to community-based programs where Corning has a strong presence.
    • Typically, this means the program should impact people within an approximate 20-mile radius of a Corning business location with at least 50 employees.
  • The Foundation also makes direct grants on a case by case basis to national or international organizations in times of widespread natural disaster or other emergencies.
  • Organizations interested in applying for a Corning Incorporated Foundation grant must validate that their program aligns with the Foundation’s vision in its three direct-grant theme areas: education, human services, and culture.
  • All applicants must comply with Corning Incorporated Foundation’s non-discrimination policy.


  • Please note that grants are not available to
    • individuals;
    • political parties, campaigns, or causes;
    • labor or veterans’ organizations;
    • religious or fraternal groups;
    • volunteer emergency squads;
    • athletic activities;
    • courtesy advertising; or
    • fund-raising events.