The Story of The Remarkable Ride Foundation

Fleetwood Hicks is a Dallas entrepreneur and owner of Villy Custom, a luxury custom bicycle shop. Inspired by his mother, Fleetwood created the Remarkable Ride Foundation, with assistance from Comerica, to give children battling cancer dream bikes that they design themselves. Listen to his story to learn more about his motivations and aspirations.

Comerica’s success is dependent upon helping people succeed. This vision shapes our approach to community investment and guides the framework of our charitable support and community partnerships. The Comerica Corporate Contributions program and Comerica Charitable Foundation work to support Comerica’s objectives to have a strong and positive image in the communities where we do business.

How We Give

To support our communities, Comerica Bank and the Comerica Charitable Foundation support charitable 501(c)(3) organizations that align with our areas of giving focus.  All requests must be submitted through our online charitable grant or sponsorship request process.  Based upon the nature of the charitable request, this support is provided through Comerica Bank's Corporate Contributions Department or the Comerica Charitable Foundation.

Where We Give

Where We Give

​We support charitable organizations in Comerica's primary markets

  • Texas
  • Michigan
  • California
  • Arizona
  • Florida

Why We Give

Why We Give

  • ​Enhance Comerica's commitment to community reinvestment.
  • Impact issues that are important to the company and our communities.
  • Respond to the diversity within the population and needs of each community.
  • Create pride and loyalty among Comerica employees

When We Give

When We Give

Comerica Bank accepts online Charitable sponsorship requests year-round.
  
The Comerica Charitable Foundation has four grant seasons during which charitable organizations may
request support. 

Grant awards will be announced after April 15, July 15, October 15 and December 15 (one month after the grant submission deadline).  Requests received after the grant season deadline may be considered for the next grant season.

Requests should be submitted online no later than the grant season deadline below to be considered for that grant season.    

  • March 15
  • June 15
  • September 15
  • November 15

Who May Apply

Who May Apply

Nonprofit organizations with charitable 501(c)(3) status from the federal government. ​

Comerica's Giving Focus

While all funding requests are worthwhile, Comerica Bank and the Comerica Charitable Foundation receive far more grant and sponsorship requests than can be supported. We focus support in our primary market areas of Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona and Florida. In addition, requests received from these areas are reviewed to determine if the goals of the requesting organization and/or the programs for which support is being requested, are in alignment with one or more of our giving priorities, which include: 

1. Education for low-and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and families, including programs that support:

a. Financial education (Pre-K through 12th grade and adult);
b. Business-focused and STEM-related education; and
c. College scholarships for business, finance and STEM-related fields.

2. Economic/community development support for programs that promote and enhance opportunities for LMI families and communities through:

a. Economic self-sufficiency;
b. Job creation, training, readiness and retention;
c. Neighborhood/community revitalization and business development;
d. Small business training and development; and
e. Affordable housing advocacy and development.

3. Human services programs that enhance and protect the health and well-being of LMI individuals and families, including:

a. Transitional and supportive services and housing; and
b. Feeding the hungry/food access.