Grant Guidelines & Applications
TOYOTA USA FOUNDATION
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of K-12 education by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science and environmental science. A high priority is placed on the following:
- Systemic math and science programs which are broad in scope and incorporate interdisciplinary curriculum, “real world” classroom applications and high student expectations.
- Creative and innovative programs which develop the potential of students and/or teachers.
- Cost-effective programs that possess a high potential for success with relatively low duplication of effort.
Applying organizations must be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501©(3) and be located within and serve people in the United States. K-12 public and private schools may not directly apply to the Foundation (but may be the recipient of an independent nonprofit agency’s funding request). Applying organizations should promote diversity and inclusion, be financially sound, and have an established record for delivering high-quality education programs.
Eligible proposals are evaluated on:
- Significance of need/problem
- Potential of program to improve the quality of the education system
- Program’s potential for long-term success and sustainability
- Program’s resourcefulness
- Scale of project within the community or geographic region
- Innovation and imagination
- The ability to measure results
- Interdisciplinary aspects
USE OF GRANT FUNDS
Grants, of a minimum of $50,000 per year, are provided to support the development and implementation of programs. The Foundation will provide funds for the purchase of equipment related to programs activities (i.e., computers, activity trunks, laboratory equipment, water and air monitoring apparatus, etc.) as long as the cost of the equipment does not exceed 30 percent of the total grant application.
The Foundation will not:
- Provide funds for routine business expenses, operating costs, annual fund drives or deficit reductions
- Award grants for endowments, capital campaigns, fund-raising events, construction and equipment (except as noted above where the equipment is as a component of an eligible program)
- Sponsor or conferences, publication subsidies, advertising and mass mailings
- Fund lobbying organizations, political parties, labor organizations, fraternal groups and religious organizations
- Approve grants to Individual or groups for scholarships
- Make vehicle donations
- Sponsor sports teams
- Support non U.S.-based charities or organizations without 501(c)(3) status
Apply for a Grant
If your organization meets any of our geographic and funding missions as well as the general limitations, please use our online tool to apply for funding.
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