Private Funder: Corning Incorporated Foundation (formerly Corning Glass Works Foundation); Opportunity: 2017 grants; Funding Focus: Education, culture and community services; Geographic Focus: Regional (where Corning has facilities); Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation awarded $4.6 million last year); Deadline: Rolling (letter of inquiry).
Summary: The foundation supports initiatives which improve quality of life in and near communities where Corning Incorporated is an active corporate citizen. Education funding supports community service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement and instructional technology projects for the classroom. The foundation also supports arts organizations, libraries, museums and public broadcasting stations. The foundation makes a number of Community Service awards each year which support community foundations, youth and women’s centers, YMCAs and local youth organizations. All requests must be made in writing. Grantseekers should start with a two- to three-page letter of inquiry.