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Princeton-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. says it will distribute more than $140,000 in grants this quarter. The company says that puts its total giving in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky since 1997 at more than $20 million.
March 6, 2014
Princeton, Ind. -- 30 nonprofits in the Tri-State will share more than $140,000 in grants from Toyota Indiana this quarter. The amount moves the needle past the $20 million dollar mark donated in the area since 1997.
The grants will be used by many diverse nonprofit agencies to improve the quality of life in the Tri-State – something representatives of Toyota say is part of its mission.
"At Toyota, we feel fortunate to be mentioned along with the other corporate citizens that make the Tri-State a great place to work and live," said Kelly Dillon, Toyota Indiana spokeswoman. "By giving back to the community, we hope to continue improving the quality of life in the area for the next generation."
Physics students at North High School in Evansville will soon have access to new lab equipment, paid for in part by Toyota.
"The money donated from Toyota will help us purchase digital interfaces and software to analyze data from a STEM initiative that the University of Southern Indiana is assisting us with," said Denna Sharp, North High School Physics Teacher. "This support means that our students will become familiar with advanced laboratory techniques used at the collegiate level and in industry."
Grants from Toyota are awarded to nonprofit organizations in the counties where the majority of its nearly 4,700 team members reside. Counties represented this quarter were Wabash County in Illinois, Henderson County in Kentucky and Dubois, Gibson, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in Indiana.
Dubois County Museum
Jasper High School
City of Princeton
Fort Branch Community School
Gibson County Soil and Water Conservation District
Oakland City Good Start Committee
Town of Francisco
The Salvation ArmySpencer County:
Santa Claus Park and Recreational Yellig Park
Santa Claus Volunteer Fire Department
Spencer County 4-H Club Association
City of Mount Carmel Illinois Parks Department
Lynnville Elementary School
Museum of the Coal Industry
American Heart Association
Boys and Girls Club of Evansville
The Center For Family Life of Evansville
College Mentors for Kids
ECHO Community Health Care
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Gilda’s Club of Evansville
Habitat for Humanity of Evansville
Indiana Troopers Youth Services
Mater Dei High School
Media Ministries Dream Center
Mental Health America of Vanderburgh County
The PEERS Project of Southwest Indiana
Tri-State Food Bank
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. More than 1,800 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in North America sold over 2.3 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs nearly 39,000 people in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $24.5 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $30 billion. Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyota.com or www.toyotanewsroom.com.