At TFS, we are “making life easier” (MLE) in the communities where our employees live and work to improve lives and build Toyota’s reputation as a good corporate citizen.
Community Relations manages national and local partnerships, providing educational opportunities and developmental tools for local underserved youth ages 5-26, focusing on youth and education and financial empowerment.
Through mentorship, volunteerism, life skills, educational programs scholarships and internships, TFS’ “Road to Success” enables disadvantaged children, teens, and young adults to achieve their goals and dreams for the future.
TFS is proud to be a part of Points of Light and Bloomberg’s Civic 50, demonstrating that TFS is among the top corporations nationally to support their community. In fact, 96% of TFS team members believe that TFS is socially responsible (2015 AOS results).
Here’s how TFS is making life easier in our communities at a glance:
- provided $4.5 million in MLE scholarships to nearly 800 students who have shown academic achievement and who serve as role models by volunteering in their communities;
- given nearly $40 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and other nonprofit partners across the country for after-school programs and family economic development support;
- invested $17 million over 5 years beginning in 2014, as the Signature sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America “Youth of the Year” program which provides vital 21st century leadership skills supporting the academic, career and life goals of adolescent Club members
- introduced “Diplomas to Degrees” (d2D) in 2011 to 2014, an intensive college readiness program that reached 85,401 students and was funded by an initial $1.5 million grant over three years to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This program provided tools and resources designed to better prepare teens for moving from high school to college graduates;
- invested $2.3 million dollars in “Driving My Financial Future”, a financial empowerment program in partnership with the Girl Scouts of the United States of America;
- long-term sponsorship of Junior Achievement USA supporting BizTown and Finance Park in locations across the US, reaching more than 150,000 students;
- launched its iCARE volunteer program in 2009, logging more than 165,000 volunteer hours by TFS team members to date.
All information provided as of April 1, 2015