Toyota, whose new North American home will move to Plano later this year, announced Tuesday that it will help community organizations around North Texas take on mobility issues with a $1 million grant program.
It will mark the first time Toyota Motor North America and Toyota Financial Services have worked together to run a community initiative, according to The Dallas Morning News.
“We believe that new technologies and approaches can increase access to mobility for underserved communities … and that access to reliable, safe, affordable transport systems has direct social, equality, and economic implications,” said Karen Ideno, a Toyota Financial Services vice president, in a release.
The grant will fund a two-year program for up to five area organizations to collaborate on a social or transportation mobility issue. United Way of Metropolitan Dallas will help Toyota sift through proposals, according to the Morning News.
“By engaging multiple local partners on a single issue, we can build on ideas, pool resources, and achieve greater impact in the communities we serve,” said Mike Goss, Toyota’s general manager of social innovation, in the release.
The company will give more details about the grant program next month.
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