General Mills Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

Jun 25, 2020 4:00 PM ET

General Mills has been named a 2020 honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.  

The award recognizes General Mills as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities. 

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 including investment, integration, institutionalization and impact. 

“We’re honored for General Mills to receive this distinction for continuing to put our organizational values into action by engaging to support and strengthen the communities where we live and work,” said Nicola Dixon, executive director, General Mills Foundation. “Our 83 percent volunteerism rate speaks volumes about our employees who thrive by helping others, even during these difficult times.”

The Civic 50 survey was administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform The Civic 50 scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. 

“Points of Light believes that now more than ever, companies must drive transformative social change around the world,” said Natalye Paquin, president and CEO, Points of Light. We thank General Mills for their investment, and look forward to supporting them in innovating and expanding this work.”

To learn more about The Civic 50, this 2020 honorees, and insights from this year’s survey, please visit