The Civic 50 OC

The Civic 50 Orange County is an initiative  of Points of Light in partnership with OneOC, designed to recognize and celebrate the 50 most community-minded companies in Orange County.

Civic 50

Congratulations to The 2023 Honorees

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2023 CIVIC 50 OC Reception

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This year’s honoree reception event, was held at the Venue at Spectrum Terrace. Attendees meet new colleagues and networked with other organizations that celebrate diversity and inspire us to create a better world for all. We heard from mindful leaders who continue to elevate their corporate social responsibility initiatives, and all left with a renewed sense of purpose and passion.


2023 Civic 50 Reception In Action

View highlights from the 2023 Civic 50 OC reception at The Venue at Spectrum Terrace on September 7, 2023.

About the Civic 50 OC

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As the local affiliate of Points of Light Network who established the national Civic 50 program, OneOC was the first organization in the country to take this out into a local community in 2017. 

Throughout the year, OneOC’s Corporate Volunteer Council of Orange County (CVCOC) provides a network of support, guidance and real world examples to increase the impact of corporate citizenship and showcase how companies can best utilize their time, talents and resources to improve the quality of life of their employees, communities and stakeholders.

Companies that participate in The Civic 50 Orange County have a unique opportunity to become more active leaders in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) field, provide valuable bench-marking data to better understand and grow their community impact and to share their best practices with the broader business community.

Participating companies complete an annual, confidential survey based on four dimensions of their community engagement program: Investment of resources, Integration across business functions, Institutionalization  through policies and systems, and Impact measurement. Previous honorees noted the assessment process and individual scorecards not only helped them understand how they could improve their CSR processes but provided actionable strategies for the future. 

Additionally the 50 top civically minded companies, will be recognized at our annual Civic 50 Orange County Reception. By identifying and celebrating the practices of the most community-minded companies in Orange County, OneOC is lighting a path for business leaders who want to help their companies translate good intentions into sound business practices. 


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The Civic 50 Orange County companies are evaluated based upon the following four dimensions of their community engagement:


Investment: How extensively and strategically the company applies its resources to community engagement in Orange County, including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and public leadership.

Integration: How a company’s Orange County 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 Orange County through its organizational policies, systems, and incentives.

Impact: How the company measures the social and business outputs and outcomes of its Orange County community engagement program.

Company Benefits

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Year-Round Recognition – In addition to the announcement, honorees are provided with marketing assets and resources to promote their designation internally and externally.

Align & Scale Your Programs – The Civic 50 OC framework provides companies with a simple, yet effective tool for aligning and scaling their programs to drive greater community impact.

Peer Connections & Learning – Connect with and learn from other leading peer companies to share insights and best practices.

Scorecard Report & Benchmarking – Every company receives a free scorecard report with benchmarking data to help track annual improvement and communicate your impact story.

Storytelling & Inspiration – The framework and assessment tool help companies understand and authentically tell their impact story to inspire others to take action.

Standardized Language – Using the common language and framework accelerates learning and helps advance the sector.

Customers Expect Brands to Act – 64% of customers agree: “I believe brands can be a powerful force for change. I expect them to represent me and solve societal problems. My wallet is my vote.”

Employee Expectations Include Societal Change – 73% of employees expect prospective employers to shape the future of society. 67% of employees expect a prospective employer to have a greater purpose and their job to have a meaningful societal impact. Additonally 2019 and 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Reports: 41% OF ALL ADULTS and 59% of GEN Z have made decisions on products based on a company’s social responsibility & 18% OF ALL ADULTS and 41% of GEN Z have considered applying for or taking a job with a company specifically because they believe it is committed to being socially responsible.  Points of Light: Engaging Americans in Civic Life (May 2020)

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