CauseConnect congratulates its client Toyota Financial Services for its selection as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States by the Points of Light Foundation for the annual “The Civic 50.” 2020 marks sixth consecutive year for TFS as a national honoree, and the company’s second consecutive year as #1 in the “Financial Services” category of The Civic 50.
The Civic 50 honorees are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more that are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program – investment of resources, integration across business functions, institutionalization through policies and systems, and impact measurement.
Since 2011, The Civic 50 has provided a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business. For a full list of the 2020 honorees, click HERE.
Over six years ago, Toyota Motor North America unified its business units — including Toyota Financial Services — to create one central Social Innovation Office, which now oversees national corporate giving and philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, community relations, environmental sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. By aligning its core business goals and integrating these functions with its business assets, Toyota is focused on maximizing its social impact and creating sustainable, positive benefits to society, underserved communities and Toyota’s business in North America. The Social Innovation Office also acts as the North American hub of the Toyota Mobility Foundation, Toyota’s global philanthropic division headquartered in Japan. The office also houses the leadership, management and administration of the Toyota USA Foundation, a $100 million charitable endowment founded in 1987, which supports innovative programs for students and teachers in science, technology, engineering and math programs, from preschool through post-secondary education.
CauseConnect and Toyota: CauseConnect first began working with Toyota Financial Services in 2006 to create and launch the company’s nationwide Making Life Easier (MLE) initiative. Since then, CauseConnect supported Toyota in developing and executing the MLE Scholarship Program (which has awarded $9.4 million in scholarships to more than 2,300 students affiliated with 65 select nonprofit partners since 2007), MLE Month (an annual series with multiple events in the community and on campus), TFS Thanks Teachers, Genchi Genbutsu in the Community, LA River Day of Service, National Boys & Girls Club Week (with activities on themed days like Be Booksmart, Be Artistic, Be Green, Be Moneywise), Toyota4Good events, and the annual Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest. Check out these and other projects HERE.