Guiding the Way for Corporate Citizenship

By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, The Civic 50 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. The Civic 50 is a road map for how companies can turn good intentions into sound business practices. Today, it is a Points of Light initiative powered by True Impact and honorees are recognized at the Points of Light Conference. We are excited to announce the 2019 honorees and share more information about this year’s survey in the press release.

About the Civic 50

The Civic 50 recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey. We also report best practices each year to provide a framework for good corporate citizenship.

2019 Honorees Announced

Congratulations to the 2019 honorees of The Civic 50!

Read the Press Release

The Civic 50 Honorees

The Civic 50 honorees 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 the company applies its resources to community engagement in the United States, including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and public leadership.
  • INTEGRATION: How a company’s U.S. community engagement program supports business interests and integrates into business functions, or how it “does well by doing good.”
  • INSTITUTIONALIZATION: How the company supports community engagement in the United Sates through its organizational policies, systems and incentives.
  • IMPACT: How the company measures the social and business outputs and outcomes of its U.S. community engagement program.
The 2019 Honorees

Congrats to the 2019 Honorees

The 2019 honorees of The Civic 50 include companies from a variety of industries, with one thing in common — they're all devoted to creating a culture of service and caring for our communities as they meet their business goals.

Ranking Methods

The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more. We rank only their U.S. community engagement programs in the following manner.

We Recognize the Top Performer in Each Sector

In addition to the top 50 performers, we honor the top company across industry sectors based on the Global Industry Classification Standards.

  • Communications
  • Consumer Discretionary
  • Consumer Staples
  • Energy
  • Financials
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Materials
  • Technology
  • Utilities
  • Real Estate

A one-page score card summarizes how your company scores and ranks in each dimension, as compared to all other qualified participants in The Civic 50. Information includes:

  • Score: The number of points your company earned overall and in each dimension
  • Top 50: Whether your company achieved Top 50 status
  • Rank: Your company’s numerical ranking as compared to all participants in The Civic 50
  • Tier: Your company’s relative ranking, based on the following tiers: Top 10%, Top 25%, Top 50%, Lower 25%, or Bottom 25%
  • Medal: Your company’s medal count, by dimension: Gold for Top 10%, Silver for Top 25%, and Bronze for Top 50%

We recognize The Civic 50 honorees in alphabetical order, and will honor the top company in each sector based on the Global Industry Classification Standard. The sectors in the GICS are communications, consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, financials, healthcare, industrials, materials, technology, utilities and real estate. Only the names of the top 50 companies and the sector leaders will be shared publicly, with attribution. Names and rankings of companies that participate, but do not have rankings qualifying for the top 50 or as sector leaders, will be kept confidential. All other information submitted on The Civic 50 application may be aggregated and shared for benchmarking and continuous improvement purposes, but will be anonymous.

The Civic 50 Survey & Resources

The 2018 Civic 50 survey for 2019 is now closed. The survey is released annually between October and December and remains open until early the following year. Connect with the Civic 50 on LinkedIn for updates. In the meantime, the resources below will help you prepare for our next survey.

The Civic 50 Near You

In cities and states around the country, companies are working to engage with their communities and invest the time, talent, product and financial resources of their work. In addition to our national recognition program, we are excited to offer The Civic 50 recognition at the local level. Working with community leaders and media channels, The Civic 50 regional awards are open to companies of all sizes. Whether you have 10 employees or 10,000, there’s a way to get recognized for your great community engagement, learn from others and celebrate the most community-minded companies in your area.

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History of The Civic 50

The Civic 50 was founded as a partnership between the National Conference on Citizenship, Points of Light and Bloomberg LP in 2012, and developed with a high-profile working group of lead researchers and industry thought leaders. Dozens of corporate advisors also provided strategic guidance on the program’s objectives, including defining indicators, developing methodology, and identifying partners and participants. In the first two years, The Civic 50 evaluated and recognized only S&P 500 companies. It was expanded in 2014 to include participation by all companies with revenue of $1 billion or more.