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
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
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.
Corporate Contributions - Sponsorship Requests
The Comerica Corporate Contributions Department provides monetary support to charitable 501(c)(3) organizations within our key market areas of Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona and Florida, for events and activities. By partnering with community organizations through event sponsorships, we are able to demonstrate our support of these important community organizations. All charitable sponsorship requests must be submitted online. To learn more about Comerica’s charitable sponsorship policies and processes, please read the Comerica Charitable Sponsorship FAQs found to the right.
Comerica Charitable Foundation - Grant Requests
Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations may apply during any one of our four grant seasons for direct program or project support through the Comerica Charitable Foundation. The Foundation accepts applications for cash grants to support program expenses for nonprofit organizations located within our key market areas of Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona and Florida, and whose mission meets one or more of the Foundation’s giving priorities. All charitable grant requests must be submitted online. To learn more about qualifications for grant consideration through the Comerica Charitable Foundation, and how to request a grant, please read the Comerica Charitable Foundation FAQs found to the right.