Grant Guidelines & Applications


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:

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:


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: 

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