Toyota Touts Second Quarter Giving

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. says it awarded more than $120,000 in grants during the second quarter of 2013. The company says much of the funding focuses on educational programs in the counties where many of its employees live.

September 3, 2013

News Release

Princeton, Ind. -- Many area nonprofit organizations and the citizens they support will benefit soon from funding provided by Toyota Indiana. Toyota's second quarter grant cycle recently concluded with donations of more than $120,000 awarded to organizations spread throughout 11 counties.

With area students back in school, many of the grant requests were geared toward school programming. Other requests included the Red Ribbon Committee for a Drug-Free Gibson County for its Red Ribbon Rally and the Tri-State Alliance for its TSA Youth Group.

"We want to wish all area students a great start to the 2013-14 school year," said Kelly Dillon, Toyota Indiana spokeswoman. "While a majority of these grants were designated for school programming, others were used to embrace diversity, such as the Tri-State Alliance Youth Group donation."

Toyota’s grants are given to nonprofit organizations in the counties where the majority of its 4,500 team members reside. Counties represented this quarter were Wabash and White counties in Illinois, Henderson County in Kentucky and Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in Indiana. The Philanthropy Committee, which is made up of team members from different areas of the plant, reviews grant applications and selects programs for funding on a quarterly basis.

"These funds from Toyota will help our organization a great deal," said Wally Paynter, board president, Tri-State Alliance. "We will be able to provide more services to our at-risk youth in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities."

The deadline for Toyota Indiana’s next grant application is Nov. 15. To apply, please visit www.toyota.com/tma/about/community/orgForm.do?tmmi.

Daviess County:

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Daviess County, Indiana

Dubois County:

Jasper High School Performing Arts

Gibson County:

City of Oakland City

Emergency Management Agency of Gibson County

Friends of Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area

Gibson County Area Rehabilitation Centers

Gibson County Council on Aging

Gibson County Habitat for Humanity

Princeton Daily Clarion

Red Ribbon Committee for a Drug-Free Gibson County

The Salvation Army

Henderson County:

Henderson County High School

Shelter for Women & Children

Knox County:

Christian Educational Foundation

Pike County:

Pike Central High School

Spencer County:

Heritage Hills High School

Solutions in Education and Training

Wabash County:

Mount Carmel Middle School

Mount Carmel Register

Warrick County:

Warrick Ecumenical Soup Kitchen

Newburgh Area Food Pantry

White County:

Carmi White County High School

Washington School

Vanderburgh County:

Central High School

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestral Corp.

Holly’s House

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana

Tri-State Alliance

Vanderburgh County 4-H Council

Youth Resources of Southwestern Indiana

About Toyota

Toyota, the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ nearly 40,000 people (more than 37,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.3 million cars and trucks in 2012 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. (NYSE:TM) For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

To date, Toyota has contributed more than $700 million to American nonprofit groups. For more information about Toyota’s contributions in the U.S., visit www.toyotainaction.com.

Source: Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc.