Growing in harmony with the local environment and society is the only way that our business can be sustainable.
As one of the world’s largest automobile companies, with operations in more than 170 countries, our aim is to become a good local corporate citizen, admired by all the communities in which we operate.
To achieve this goal, we provide financial and practical contributions to projects that seek to improve the lives and sustainability of our communities. Priority areas are the environment, road safety and technical education.
Giving back to the community we live in
In Europe we seek to achieve this goal in two ways.
The Toyota Fund for Europe (TFfE) operates at a pan-European level to support projects operating across a number of different European countries or regions.
In parallel, local Toyota subsidiaries support local projects that operate in their home country or region.Discover our global social contribution activities.
Toyota Fund for Europe – more than just financial assistance
For TFfE, financial support is only part of the solution. We seek partners with whom we can work together, utilising our skills and resources to help make a real difference to your project.
This involvement can take many forms but may include training, knowledge transfer, materials or even human resources. We are always looking for new projects to support.
Apply for support
Each local Toyota company operates its own funding to support local projects. Your proposal will be evaluated by the local Toyota company, following its local selection criteria.
You can apply for assistance at any time during the year. Go to your local Toyota contact to locate your nearest Toyota company and obtain more information.
Our three focus areas
The environment: a holistic approach
At Toyota we recognise that the growth of our business depends on the success of sustainable mobility. This has led us to develop innovative solutions such as the Hybrid Prius and the fuel cell Mirai. We are also aware that tackling environmental issues during the life-cycle of our products is not enough to solve today’s environmental issues.
TFfE helps by building working relationships so that people can share knowledge on environmental solutions available today. Together we can help solve these challenges.
Road safety: a shared responsibility
Mobility is key to the quality of life. Yet traffic accidents throughout Europe claim tens of thousands of lives each year. If vehicles are to continue to be accepted by society, safety issues must be tackled. As a major vehicle manufacturer, we hawse have a clear responsibility to address these safety issues and reduce the number of accidents, injuries and fatalities.
Genuine sustainable mobility requires us to tackle safety by improving vehicles, creating a safer traffic environment, and educating road users to improve behaviour on the roads. This depends on governments, non-profit organisations, educational institutions and vehicle manufacturers working together to create positive change.
TFfE helps by promoting awareness on road safety and promoting solutions regarding vehicle safety, responsible driving attitude and safe road infrastructure.
Education: investing in future generations
Education in general, whether environmental knowledge, Road Safety knowledge or problem solving approaches, is an important skillset for future generations.
Technical Education specifically, is a fundamental skillset that we believe future generations will benefit from, whether it will be used at an automotive manufacturing company or elsewhere. We believe that the level of education and skills will determine future prosperity and sustainability.
TFfE helps by supporting projects where future generations learn about environmental or Road Safety issues and how they can solve them, or projects where Toyota can share its technical knowledge to with future engineers or technicians.