Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc. has been producing and selling automobiles in the US since 1957, and over the past 60 years, Toyota plants across the country have built more than 27 million vehicles. Currently, from its headquarters in Plano, Texas, Toyota Motor Sales operates 14 regional offices in North America, supports 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships, and employs 8,900 people in the US.
The company has worked to demonstrate its commitment to communities in the markets it serves, by providing financial and other forms of support to US nonprofits and programs. Through its corporate giving initiative, Toyota 4 Good, the corporation “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.” This includes a focus on workforce readiness, inclusive mobility, financial inclusion, community resilience, and driver and passenger safety.
In addition, Toyota Motor Sales funds the Toyota USA Foundation—a $100 million charitable endowment committed to enhancing the quality of STEAM education, by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Its grant recipients include the Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and the Center for Inspired Teaching.
Toyota has also partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, now for more than 30 years, supporting HSF Scholars, programs, and events, on a national scale. It has had a seat on HSF’s Board of Directors since 1998, providing input and guidance over the intervening years, through its respective board representatives. Toyota is also a contributor to HSF’s Scholar conferences, such as the STEM Summit and the National Leadership Conference, and signature fundraising events, such as the HSF’s Leaders in Education Awards and Alumni Hall of Fame Gala.