We work collaboratively to address some of society’s most pressing challenges – and fund programs tied to our strategic priorities.
To have meaningful, sustainable impact, we take a holistic approach to investing 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.
Nationally, Toyota focuses on four areas*:
Regionally, Toyota makes contributions to help support the specific needs of local communities. Please note that Toyota Motor North America, Toyota Financial Services and Toyota USA Foundation have moved to an invite-only grant application process.
Applicants must be:
Toyota prefers to support programs that have long-term, sustainable impact. As an inclusive mobility organization, we work with organizations that share our commitment to serving diverse and underserved populations.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information on eligibility.
Review the eligibility criteria, selection guidelines and other helpful tips in our FAQs.
Prepare and submit your proposal using our online application.
Get automatic email confirmation that we’ve received your proposal.
Receive notification of funding decision..
If your organization supports programs in any of our North American Manufacturing Center communities, listed below, please consider applying if you meet their funding guidelines, which can be found on each of their pages..
Toyota's national corporate giving program supports charitable non-profit organizations qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. We also support state or municipal organizations and public schools.
Please note that Toyota Motor North America, Toyota Financial Services and Toyota USA Foundation have moved to an invite-only grant application process. The Toyota USA Foundation is a separate corporate foundation with more restrictive guidelines.
Toyota and the Toyota USA Foundation do not make grants to the following types of organizations:
For additional guidelines for supported programs and events, please see above in the “Apply by Facility or Program” for links to individual guideline pages for our North American Manufacturing Plants.
No, Toyota does not award grants to organizations outside the United States.
Toyota does not make grants to the following types of organizations:
Please note: organizations are limited to one grant within a twelve-month period. Additionally, individuals are ineligible to apply.
Toyota makes grants to organizations directly rather than through individual fundraising activities; therefore, we are unable to fund your effort.
Toyota reserves charitable vehicle donations to our corporate partners and strategic partnerships. Vehicle donations are very limited, so requests for individual vehicle donations are not permitted.
Please refer to the steps above in the “Apply for a Grant” section.
These are terms and conditions that an authorized representative of your organization need to agree to as a condition to applying and accepting any funding, if awarded. If your organization does not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not proceed with the application.
Mandatory information on our application form is annotated with a red asterisk (*).
There is no deadline for completing your application in the system. Please note, that some affiliates have reviewing cycles that would have a specific date to be submitted. We recommend that all applications be submitted within 30 days of starting them.
We determine which affiliate will receive your application based on the information you provide on the application. If a Toyota employee has suggested that you apply for a grant, make sure to enter that person’s name, title, and office location.
Please note: Toyota’s North American Manufacturing plants will only accept applications submitted in their respective states, unless noted on their guideline page. Toyota North America Headquarters and Toyota USA Foundation grants are solicited by invitation-only and will have a special code that will route directly to the appropriate teams.
You can refer to deadlines for each of our facilities at the bottom of the How to Apply section. Please note that each facility has their own deadlines. A facility that does not mention a deadline works on a rolling review schedule. We do budget funding on an annual basis ending on March 31st of each year, so if your proposal is time-sensitive, we urge you to apply at least 3 months in advance to allow our staff adequate time to fully consider your application.
To create a user account, go to the “Apply for a Grant Page” and click the link to “Submit a Grant Application.” Our system will prompt you to enroll with an email address.
If applying to an affiliate that is open to non-solicited applications, you can bookmark the page. If applying to an invite-only, you will need to be invited again, and given a special invitation code.
Your application is saved whenever you navigate to a new section (tab) on the form by clicking ‘Save and Proceed’. If you log out prior to saving, the information you entered on the current grant page will be lost.
Navigate to the Toyota grant application portal from the apply for a grant page. Click the link to resume a grant application. The portal will prompt you to log into your account. Once you’ve logged in, you can resume a pending application from the in-progress list, or you can review prior submissions from the submitted list.
Navigate to the Toyota grant application portal from the apply for a grant page. Click the link to resume a grant application. The portal will prompt you to log into your account. Once you’ve logged in, you can change your account information by clicking on ‘Edit Profile’ in the top right of the page.
No, Toyota only accepts and reviews applications online.
Please do not mail any grant requests. Only online applications will be considered.
Your organization’s Federal Tax ID, also known as your Employer Identification Number (EIN), is a 9-digit number that contains only numbers. Your business office should know the Tax ID. If you have any questions regarding Federal Tax IDs, click on ‘Apply’, which will take you to our vendors page to create your account. If you need support, you can click on the ‘Need Support?’ button.
There are areas throughout the application where Toyota asks for additional attachments/materials. Please attach only the documents requested.
Yes, there are limits on certain open text fields. There is a character counter so you can see the amount of space you have left.
Yes, you will receive an email confirmation when you submit the application.
The program guidelines page provides the information you need to determine if our funding priorities and requirements match your needs. Due to the volume of grant requests, we are unable to respond personally to telephone, fax, mail and email queries.
You can log into your account and check under ‘Submitted applications’ section. Select the appropriate application, open it and print.
After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. After an initial review, you may be contacted to provide additional information. Communication will occur via email or letter. After Toyota reviews your application, you will receive notification indicating whether your grant request has been approved or declined. This can take up to 6 months.
If your email changes or payee information changes, navigate to the Toyota grant application portal from the apply for a grant page. Click the link to resume a grant application. The portal will prompt you to log into your account. Once logged in, you can click on the ‘Need Support?’ button to update your account information on submitted requests.
Due to the volume of requests for donations and sponsorships we receive, we are unable to respond personally to telephone, fax, mail and email inquiries regarding the status of requests.