The Civic 50 - 2014 Corporate Survey
Company Profile
Dimension 1: Investment
Dimension 2: Integration
Dimension 3: Institutionalization
Dimension 4a: Impact (Social Value)
Dimension 4b: Impact (Business Value)
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The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey.

Benchmarking and sharing the best practices of community engagement offers companies that participate in The Civic 50 a roadmap for using their time, skills, and other resources to improve the quality of life in the US communities where they do business. The Civic 50 will help translate good intentions into sound business practices for years to come.

The Civic 50 winners are selected based on four dimensions of their US community engagement program:

  • Investment: How extensively and strategically the company applies its resources to community engagement in the US, including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and leadership.
  • Integration: How a company’s US 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 US through its institutional policies, systems, and incentives.
  • Impact: How the company measures the social and business impact of its community engagement program in the US.

A few important notes:
  • Confidentiality statement: All data collected in this survey will contribute to a company ranking, unless explicitly noted otherwise. Only the rankings of the Top 50 scoring companies overall or Top 5 scoring companies by sector and non-scored descriptive information requested in optional questions will be shared publicly with attribution. Names and rankings of companies that participate but do not have rankings qualifying for the Top 50 overall or Top 5 by sector 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 (not attributed to any specific company). Any information The Civic 50 wishes to publicly attribute to a specific company beyond a Top 50 or Top 5 Sector ranking and the opt-in "mini case studies" will be cleared with that company prior to release.
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  • Company differences: Any monetary or numerical data requested by this survey to assess magnitude of corporate investment, involvement, or impact will be normalized by company revenues or number of employees to control for size during The Civic 50 ranking process. Further, rating formulas are designed to minimize any inherent advantages or disadvantages across industries.
  • Additional resources: For more information on The Civic 50, visit For list of defined terms used in this survey, click here.

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  • To access The Civic 50 participant packet, including a program overview, FAQ's, survey completion instructions, the full survey instrument, and glossary of terms in PDF format, click here.
  • For any questions about The Civic 50 guidelines or process, please contact Leah Stoltz at

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