Toyota creates $1m grant to counter mobility challenges in North Texas

Toyota announced a $1 million impact grant in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, available for local non-profits, academic institutions and social entrepreneurs.

The grant, a joint program between Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services, requires collaboration among up to five organizations.

According to the press release, the grant, which provides funds to implement a two-year program, is geared toward transportation mobility issues and social mobility issues. It requires applicants to also consider the scalability of their programs. Following the first year of the grant, the awardees will have the opportunity to partner with Toyota to further improve outcomes.

Mike Goss is general manager, Toyota Social Innovation.

Karen Ideno is vice president of product, marketing, corporate social responsibility and communications, Toyota Financial Services.

Jennifer Sampson is president and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.

Further information on the grant will be available at www.toyotagrants.com/impact from Feb. 1, 2017.

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