GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Toyota seeks to expand access to opportunities that improve people’s lives and create a culture of inclusion—strengthening the communities where we live, work and play. To have meaningful, sustainable impact, we take a holistic approach to how we invest in our communities. Our efforts go beyond monetary support, amplifying our impact by engaging our team members as volunteers and sharing our Toyota know-how.
Our corporate giving and community engagement is focused on organizations that support the following strategic pillars: workforce readiness, inclusive mobility, financial inclusion and community resilience including environmental sustainability and driver/passenger safety. Our portfolio of partners also reflects our commitment to serving diverse and underserved populations.
This page describes the guidelines for our Toyota's North American giving program.
Organizations must apply for each new grant requested, and subsequent funding is contingent upon evaluation of previous activities.
Toyota will not make grants to the following types of organizations:
- Those that discriminate in its programs, activities or hiring policies.
- Those affiliated with any national organization or chapter that discriminates on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, medical condition, sex or gender (including pregnancy), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
- Organizations that will use the grant to support political parties, candidates or lobbying activities, publications, fraternal or labor organizations, member-based programs, advertising, capital campaigns or endowments.
- Those not recognized as charitable by the Internal Revenue Service.
Religious organizations must agree that the funds will be designated only to ongoing secular community service programs that do not propagate a belief in a specific faith and are open to all persons. These programs must have a formal mission and separate budget, and benefits of the grants must not be limited exclusively to the organization’s members.
The organization must also meet the requirements placed upon charitable organizations under applicable law, including the Internal Revenue Code.
National programs across the U.S., and local to our headquarters location in Plano, Texas.