By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal
BLUE SPRINGS – Toyota Motor Corp. has made good on its promise to be a good corporate citizen, having donated thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations in Northeast Mississippi so far.
The Japanese automaker opened Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi last October.
Twenty organizations have received grants from Toyota ranging from $2,000 to $20,000.
Applications for grant funding are generally reviewed four times per year. Each applicant must complete and submit an online application. The next deadline is Wednesday. After that, the next grant cycle’s deadline is Nov. 15.
An application, guidelines and limitations are available online at http://www.toyota .com/philanthropy.
The grants are given in the form of one-time gifts, multi-year pledges and annual contributions.
In general, Toyota said grants are not given to individuals, political organizations, veterans’ organizations, non-charitable groups, individual or private schools, religious organizations, groups that receive substantial support from the United Way or other Toyota Mississippi-supported groups, athletic events, military organizations and fundraisers and/or other programs that spend more than 40 percent of the collected funds on operating costs.
TMMMS said it does not donate vehicles or make grants to individuals.
Grant request status notification will be provided to applicants within 45 days of the application deadline.
AN APPLICATION, guidelines and limitations are available online at http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy.