The Civic 50


The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year, as determined by an annual survey. By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, it provides a framework for good corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in their communities. Honored every year at Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service, The Civic 50 is a roadmap for how companies can turn good intentions into sound business practices.

Insights from the 2017 Civic 50  View the full list of 2017 Civic 50 honorees


The Civic 50 winners are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more, and are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program:

  • Investment: How extensively and strategically does the company apply its resources to community engagement in the United States, including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and leadership?
  • Integration: How does the company integrate their U.S. community engagement programs into key business functions, including employee engagement, marketing/PR, diversity and inclusion, recruiting, stakeholder relations and skill-development?
  • Institutionalization: How does the company support community engagement in the United States through organizational policies, systems and incentives?
  • Impact: How does the company measure the social and business impact of their U.S. community engagement program?

The Civic 50 survey is administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value, and analyzed by VeraWorks. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform The Civic 50 scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities.


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