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From All Angles: Holistic Approach Employs Family Literacy to Break Cycle of Poverty in Dallas

From All Angles: Holistic Approach Employs Family Literacy to Break Cycle of Poverty in Dallas

May 23, 2019
DALLAS (May 23, 2019) – For Erica Blanco, taking time out of her busy life for Toyota Family Learning classes is an investment in herself and her four children. The single mom from South Dallas is working to strengthen family bonds by learning how to better communicate and spending more quality time with her kids.... more

Badge of Honor

Badge of Honor

May 21, 2019
Kat Lee was an impressionable 12-year-old when she and her Girl Scout troop took a field trip to Nissan’s Southern California design studio.
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Toyota Inaugural Drive4Five Initiative Provides Grants to Address Community Needs in Michigan

Toyota Inaugural Drive4Five Initiative Provides Grants to Address Community Needs in Michigan

May 21, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 21, 2019) – Toyota is awarding impact grants to five Michigan-based nonprofit organizations through its inaugural Drive4Five campaign, building on the company’s longstanding commitment to serving the communities where its team members live and work. The grant awards will help address critical needs facing residents across the state within the five pillars of Toyota’s community outreach program, including safety, mobility, STEM education and environmental sustainability.... more

Toyota Displays Commitment to Community and Mobility Through Partnership With Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Toyota Displays Commitment to Community and Mobility Through Partnership With Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

May 16, 2019
PLANO, Texas, (May 16, 2019) – Toyota hosted over 100 Girl Scouts at their Plano campus for the second annual Bring Girl Scouts to Work Day. Developed in partnership with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas (GSNETX), this inspiring day of learning gives Girl Scouts a unique opportunity to experience life as a corporate executive. Girls learned the importance of financial inclusion while being challenged to think creatively and exercise teamwork through curated activities.
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Babson College and the Toyota Mobility Foundation Team Up to Accelerate the Future of Mobility

Babson College and the Toyota Mobility Foundation Team Up to Accelerate the Future of Mobility

May 09, 2019
Babson Park, Mass. (May 9, 2019) – Babson College, the pioneer and global leader in entrepreneurship education, and the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), Toyota’s dedicated global foundation to help more people go more places, today announced a two-year partnership aimed at accelerating the development of creative mobility solutions that could be deployed in communities in the United States and beyond.... more

2019 NCFL-Toyota Infographic

2019 NCFL-Toyota Infographic

March 13, 2019

Toyota’s support of family literacy in America reaches $50 million

Toyota’s support of family literacy in America reaches $50 million

March 13, 2019
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2019) – To help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Toyota is donating $1 million to help break generational cycles of poverty through family literacy in the nation’s capital and northern Alabama.... more

Wyclef Jean Joins VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Toyota to Present Music Technology Grant to South Philadelphia High School

February 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2019) ­ – Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation, joined by musician, producer, composer and former founder of The Fugees, Wyclef Jean, presented South Philadelphia High School with a $50,000 Music Technology Grant focused on electronic music creation.... more

Toyota Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy with 5th Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Toyota Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy with 5th Annual Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 17, 2019
PLANO, Texas (January 17, 2019) – In honor of the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Toyota Financial Services and Toyota Motor North America are continuing their support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their communities, by providing a total contribution of $60,000 to five HBCUs as well as the Tom Joyner Foundation.  This is the company’s fifth consecutive year partnering with the Tom Joyner Foundation, and supporting HBCUs through this donation.... more

Want the First 2020 Toyota Supra? Get Your Auction Arm Ready!

Want the First 2020 Toyota Supra? Get Your Auction Arm Ready!

December 13, 2018
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2018) -- Sportscar enthusiasts have been anxiously anticipating sliding behind the wheel of their own all-new 2020 Supra. The honor of being the first one to do so will go to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
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National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota Award Grants to Restore Public Lands Impacted by Natural Disaster

National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota Award Grants to Restore Public Lands Impacted by Natural Disaster

December 04, 2018
Extreme weather events have been grabbing headlines with increasing frequency. Whether a hurricane, tornado, or flood, communities face the challenge of recovering from the damage and preparing for potential repeats. Non-profits are taking a larger role in helping communities rebound,* and restoring their access and enjoyment of local public lands is an important component. To support these efforts, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) and Toyota Motor North America, are awarding $200,000 in Restoration & Resilience grants to support the work of nonprofit organizations on public lands impacted by natural disasters.... more

Students Invited to Take Peek into the Future of Mobility

Students Invited to Take Peek into the Future of Mobility

October 23, 2018
Plano, Texas and Silver Spring, Md. (Oct. 23, 2018)  –  Rather than take a bus on a field trip, this October, Toyota and Discovery Education will bring the latest in automotive technology to students in their classrooms.... more

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief to Customers Affected by Hurricane Michael

October 12, 2018
PLANO, Texas, October 12, 2018 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by Hurricane Michael. This broad outreach includes any Toyota Financial Services (TFS) or Lexus Financial Services (LFS) customer in the designated disaster areas. ... more

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 03, 2018
Newport Beach, Calif., October 3, 2018 — Last night at the ninth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the sixth class of Toyota Everyday Heroes. Toyota Everyday Heroes are individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. The Heroes were recognized on-stage and provided with grants in the amount of $10,000.... more

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

espnW and Toyota Recognize Sixth Class of Everyday Heroes at 2018 espnW: Women + Sports Summit

October 03, 2018
Newport Beach, Calif., October 3, 2018 — Last night at the ninth annual The espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota, espnW and Toyota announced the sixth class of Toyota Everyday Heroes. Toyota Everyday Heroes are individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports. The Heroes were recognized on-stage and provided with grants in the amount of $10,000.... more

What Did You Do This Summer? Toyota Helped Paleontologists Discover a Treasure Trove of Dinosaur Bones in Wyoming

What Did You Do This Summer? Toyota Helped Paleontologists Discover a Treasure Trove of Dinosaur Bones in Wyoming

September 26, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 26, 2018) – Two of the biggest blockbusters of the summer movie season revolved around prehistoric creatures making a comeback in the modern age.  In the wilds of the American West, Toyota supported a paleontology team from the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, as they embarked on an exciting journey through a long-lost world of dinosaurs.... more

Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

Hands-On Approach Brings Thousands Outdoors to Restore, Refurbish, Rehabilitate

September 20, 2018
PLANO, Texas (September 20, 2018) – With a focus on projects in nine states 20 years ago, volunteers set out to unify their work to restore public lands, parks, forests and beaches under the newly organized National Public Lands Day (NPLD). That year, more than 1,500 Toyota team members, families and friends worked together to clean the waters of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. and plant greenery at the National Wildlife Refuge in Seal Beach, California.... more

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

Student-led Mobility Initiative Tackles Food Deserts in Southern Dallas

September 12, 2018
DALLAS (September 12, 2018) – In some places in southern Dallas, it’s still difficult to come by a grocery store with fresh fruits and vegetables. While there has been progress, food insecurity in the area is well above the national average.  It’s an issue that students from UNT Dallas, in collaboration with Toyota, aim to tackle.... more

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

Dallas ISD, Toyota and SMU Collaborate to Support Future STEM-Focused School in West Dallas

September 07, 2018
DALLAS (Sept.7, 2018) – Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD), Toyota USA Foundation and SMU have joined together to collaborate on the creation of a new and innovative STEM-focused school in west Dallas.... more

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

Toyota is on the Road for Another Summer Music Spectacular at the Second Edition of the Los Dells Festival

August 31, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 31, 2018) — Coined as the largest Latin music festival in the Midwest featuring a lineup of multi-genre artists, Los Dells Festival returns to the Wisconsin Dells on September 1st and 2nd.  Joining the music-filled weekend, Toyota presents the Toyota Music Den stage with a variety of Latin acts sure to delight music enthusiasts.... more

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

SBP Applies Toyota Training to Aid More Than 21 Nonprofits

August 21, 2018
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, Toyota pledged $1 million to its long-time nonprofit partner SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project) to bring much-needed services to the community. Toyota has supported SBP since it began working to help families rebuild their homes in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The nonprofit Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) has helped SBP make its operations more efficient by applying the principles from the Toyota Production System. With Toyota’s assistance, SBP has reduced the number of days it takes to build a house to 60 from 112.
 
What’s more, SBP has used TPS to train more than 21 nonprofits to be more efficient and effective in their work to help families recover in Southeast Texas. Improving the quality of life in the communities in which we do business is a major goal of Toyota’s philanthropy.
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Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

Toyota and Contra Costa College Launch Leading T-TEN Training Program

August 17, 2018
SAN PABLO, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2018) – Toyota’s Technician Training & Education Network (T-TEN) and Contra Costa College announced a new partnership on August 16 which will boost education and job growth, and address the need for talented and qualified automotive technicians across Northern California.... more

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

Toyota Gives At-Risk Youth H.O.P.E.

August 15, 2018
PONTOTOC, Miss. (August 15, 2018) — Fifty at-risk teens in Pontotoc County have brighter futures thanks to Helping Other People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Afterschool. Toyota Mississippi gifted Transforming Lives Ministries with $50,000 to launch the free 10-month after-school program, which will focus on life skills education.... more

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

Toyota’s 4th Annual Power of Exchange Conference Now Includes LGBT, Veteran and Disability-Owned Certified Agencies

August 08, 2018
PLANO, Texas (August 8, 2018) – When Toyota’s Power of Exchange (POE) conference comes to Dallas this week, it will help connect more than 600 attendees, including diverse suppliers from across the country.... more

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor North America Announce 2018-2019 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

The Electrochemical Society and Toyota Motor North America Announce 2018-2019 Fellowship Winners for Projects in Green Energy Technology

July 31, 2018
The ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship Selection Committee has chosen two recipients to receive the 2018-2019 fellowship awards for projects in green energy technology. Selected fellows Professor Kimberly See, California Institute of Technology, and Professor Iryna Zenyuk, University of California, Irvine, will receive restricted grants of $50,000 each to conduct the research outlined in their proposals within one year.... more

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