Community Impact & Investment

Making meaningful investments to enhance and sustain communities


Corning's impact on society is real.

We believe in the transformative power of meaningful investments to enhance and sustain vibrant communities. Our commitment is rooted in the belief that by fostering equity, providing access, and making meaningful investments, we can create a positive and lasting impact on the well-being and quality of life in the communities where we live and work.


Our focus extends beyond financial transactions; it's about the thriving communities we call home and the incredible people who comprise them.

We act as a trusted resource to nurture vibrant, equitable communities through thought leadership, philanthropic support and long-term partnerships. From the residents who shape the cultural fabric to our dedicated employees, we unite to support communities in three areas: philanthropy and volunteerism, economic development, and the Office of Racial Equality and Social Unity (ORESU).


The heart of our giving program lies within our philanthropic and volunteerism efforts that support programs and services to help enhance and sustain communities. Corning’s employee programs, such as Matching Gifts, Dollars for Doers, Excellence in Volunteerism and Vibrant Community Grants empower our employees to give and support the organizations and causes they are most passionate about. These programs amplify the positive impact of our employees' community service efforts.

We give and invest strategically in Corning, NY balancing the diverse needs of the communities where we do business while understanding that our investments are shareholder-funded. Community Impact & Investment directs funds towards projects and programs that enhance our communities through investments in arts and culture, STEM education, small business development, workforce support, and local DEI efforts.

The Office of Racial Equality and Social Unity leads the development and execution of programs that address racial inequalities and socioeconomic disparities in communities at the local, state and national levels. Our programs drive equity and help communities thrive by investing in education, economic growth and access to healthcare.