The Civic 50: North Texas Companies Recognized Among the Most Community-Minded in the U.S.

The annual list from global nonprofit Points of Light showcases how leading U.S. companies are moving social impact, civic engagement, and community to the core of their businesses. Several that are either headquartered in North Texas or have strong presences here are among the honorees.

Points of Light—a nonpartisan, global nonprofit that inspires, equips, and mobilizes millions to take action that changes the world—has announced its 2023 Civic 50 list. The list recognizes the top community-minded companies in the U.S., and companies headquartered in Dallas and with a strong presence in the region are among the honorees.

Now in its 11th year, The Civic 50 is a known as a national standard for corporate citizenship. It showcases how leading U.S. companies are moving social impact, civic engagement, and community to the core of their businesses.

Companies headquartered in North Texas that made this year’s list include Dallas-based Comerica Bank and Plano-based Toyota Financial Services and Toyota Motor North America.

Companies with a strong North Texas presence that made the list include Capital One, Charles Schwab & Co., and Deloitte.

Comerica honored for eighth consecutive year

This marks the eighth consecutive year and ninth overall that Comerica has earned the honor since the award’s inception, making the company one of only a small group of to have consistently been honored throughout The Civic 50’s history.

“Comerica is successful when our local communities thrive, and with the support of our colleagues, we continue to work with our community partners to establish innovative programs and services,” said Wendy Bridges, EVP of Corporate Responsibility at Comerica Bank, said in a statement. “For 174 years, Comerica has built strong relationships with our local communities, and we look forward to continuing our legacy of making a difference in the communities we serve.”

Comerica colleagues shared lessons as part of the bank’s Comerica $ense financial education program, which reached more than 79,000 individuals from low- to moderate-income communities. In addition, its team posted over 2,000 small business bootcamps and its colleagues contributed more than 66,000 hours of volunteer time in 2022, equating to more than $1.9 million worth of time invested back into local communities.

Toyota companies ranked as a unified submission

This marks the first year that both Toyota Financial Services and Toyota Motor North America collectively ranked in The Civic 50 as a unified submission. Previously, TFS earned a spot on the list for seven consecutive years.

“With our continued efforts to streamline our community-focused efforts as One Toyota, we’re incredibly honored to receive this recognition from Points of Light,” said Tellis Bethel, chief diversity officer and group VP of social innovation at Toyota Motor North America. “It’s a testament to the collaborative ‘One Team’ mindset we continually seek to strengthen for team members across all of our U.S. operations.”

Toyota’s signature achievement in 2022 was launching Driving Possibilities, a $110-million education and community-focused initiative. The company also contributed $79.9 million to social causes, including by the Toyota USA Foundation. Its U.S. team members contributed 37,000 total hours in 2022 to company-sponsored external volunteerism.

“Companies play a critical role in creating thriving, participatory communities,” Diane Quest, interim president and CEO of Points of Light, said in a statement. She added that companies like this year’s North Texas honorees “set a model for others, showing how to best use employee talent, business assets, and integration to create meaningful impact, and we’re thrilled to uplift and celebrate their work.”

You can learn more about the 2023 Civic 50 and see the full list of companies by going here.

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