The Civic 50 Orange County

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 survey and events have been postponed to 2021. 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.   

The Civic 50 Orange County sets the standard for civic engagement and creates a roadmap for companies committed to using their time, talent and resources to drive social impact in their company and community.  

The Civic 50 Orange County 2021

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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. We are in the process, along with Points of Light, in making enhancements to our local program that will create greater opportunities in recognizing local companies, increase honoree celebration and year-round learning opportunities.

Throughout the year, the National Civic 50 and OneOC’s Corporate Volunteer Council of Orange County (CVCOC) will provide regular examples of standards for superior corporate citizenship and showcase how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life where they do business. In addition, OneOC is establishing new local partners who will work together to increase greater participation and growth in 2021 for The Civic 50 Orange County.

New Program Highlights

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  • OneOC will provide year-round opportunities that will help companies invest, integrate and institutionalize their community engagement programs and increase their social impact.
  • The new survey features enhancements that have simplified the process and reduced administrative time to complete and can be taken at any time.
  • OneOC will host a CIVIC 50 OC Summit for companies to learn and share  best practices, showcase new strategies, tactics and incentives to “do well by doing good”.
  • OneOC will host a year-end reception to recognize and celebrate CIVIC 50 Orange County honorees.

We are excited about the future of this new year-round program and will be sharing more information with the Corporate Volunteer Council of Orange County and the greater community later this summer. OneOC would also like to take this time to recognize and appreciate the many companies that continue to provide time, talent and urgent resources to support nonprofits on the frontlines of this disaster. Although the road to recovery has just begun, with your continued support to drive social impact within your company and our local communities, we will come out stronger than ever.

Here are a few ways to stay connected and engaged this summer:

Corporate Volunteer Council of Orange CountyThe CVCOC is a network of socially responsible companies that collaborate to promote and grow employee volunteerism and philanthropy in Orange County. Join us Tuesday July 21st at 11:30am for our next Virtual Meeting as we discuss “Pivoting employee volunteerism and your company’s CSR strategies during COVID-19 and civil unrest”. To learn more how get involved, please contact Ursula Walsh at

9/11 Day of Service & RemembranceThis year during these unprecedented times, OneOC and presenting sponsor Capital Group invites businesses to join us in the Community Cup “Charity Challenge” between August 1st through September 11th, a special event as part of OneOC’s 9/11 Day of Service campaign. Although there are no registration fees this year, the 2020 competition will provide teams with an opportunity to partner with local nonprofits that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 disaster both virtually and physically (if applicable), compete for prizes while supporting our local community in a variety of ways. To learn more how get involved, please contact Carolyn Spivak at


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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.

Be A Part of the Civic 50

Companies that participate in The Civic 50 Orange County have a unique opportunity to gain recognition for their community engagement programs, take a leadership position in corporate community involvement and to share their best practices with the broader business community. Many past company participants have said that the process of taking the survey and receiving their individual scorecards with information on their rankings helped them understand how they could improve their processes and strategies in the future. 

To Learn More

Contact Us to learn more about, The Civic 50 Orange County.