Guidelines & Applications
Toyota supports organizations focused on three main areas: the environment, education and vehicle safety. We also have a strong commitment to strengthening opportunities for diverse and underserved populations, helping during times of disaster, and supporting organizations that meet the needs of local communities across the U.S.
The Toyota USA Foundation funds education programs for K‐12 in math, science and education. For a description of the Foundation program and our partners, click here. For the Foundation guidelines and application, click here.
Organizations must apply for each new grant requested, and subsequent funding is contingent upon evaluation of previous activities.
Toyota does not make grants for publications, lobbying activities, advertising, capital campaigns or endowments. Individuals are ineligible to apply. Toyota will not make grants to the following types of organizations:
- Those not recognized as charitable by the Internal Revenue Service
- Those that practice discrimination by race, creed, color, sex, age or national origin
- Those that serve only their own memberships, such as fraternal organizations, labor organizations or religious groups
- Political parties or candidates
GEOGRAPHIC AND FUNDING GUIDELINES
Please carefully review our scope and funding guidelines before beginning our application process. Toyota prefers to support programs that have long-term, sustainable impact.
Nationally, Toyota focuses in 3 areas: environment, vehicle safety and education. National programs in these areas must have a broad reach by impacting several major U.S. cities, communities or groups.
Regionally, Toyota makes contributions to help support the specific needs of local communities.