Donate to Funds
General Operating Contribution
Each year, The Corning Museum of Glass relies on contributions from friends to help us:
- Maintain and care for the most comprehensive collection of glass in the world.
- Educate and inspire visitors about glass via exhibitions, publications, and programs.
- Provide today’s artists with the best resources possible to help them further their work in glass.
Donate to our General Operating Fund to support the Museum’s general activities and programs, which further the Museum’s mission to tell the world about glass.
Glass Acquisition Fund
The Corning Museum of Glass maintains the most comprehensive glass collection in the world. The Museum actively collects, preserves and displays objects from 35 centuries of glassmaking history. Donations to the Glass Acquisition Fund support new acquisitions to the Museum’s collection.
The Scholarship and Residency Fund at The Studio
Gifts to The Studio scholarship and residency programs support artists working in glass. Donations provide scholarships to promising artists and students from all over the world. This fund also supports month-long artist residencies to help artists further their work in glass.
Library Acquisition Fund
The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. Your gifts help us to acquire, maintain, and care for the Library’s extensive collection on the subject of glass.
Gifts to the Conservation Fund are used to care for glass objects, books, and works on paper that are in need of repair or preservation. By donating to this fund, you are helping us maintain the most comprehensive collection of glass in the world.
Education Program Fund
Gifts to the Education Program Fund support education programming at the Museum. These programs range from activities for area youth, families, and teens, provide assistance to help school groups experience the Museum, and foster the possibility of learning about glass for people of all ages.
Donors who make annual gifts of $1,200 or more can become part of the Museum’s Ennion Society.