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

News Release

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:

Dubois County Museum

Jasper High School

Gibson County:

City of Princeton

Fort Branch Community School

Gibson County Soil and Water Conservation District

Oakland City Good Start Committee

Town of Francisco

Henderson County:

The Salvation ArmySpencer County:

Santa Claus Park and Recreational Yellig Park

Santa Claus Volunteer Fire Department

Spencer County 4-H Club Association

Wabash County:

City of Mount Carmel Illinois Parks Department

Warrick County:

Camp Brosend

Historic Newburgh

Lynnville Elementary School

Museum of the Coal Industry

Vanderburgh County:

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

About Toyota

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 or

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