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Grants Provide Access to Virtual Learning for more than 350,000 Students

PLANO, Texas (September 28, 2020) – As virtual learning continues, many students across the country are still in need of internet access and computers to complete school work. To help meet this need, the Toyota USA Foundation approved grants totaling $3,357,000 to support students in 13 states where the company has operations.

The grants will fund WiFi access points, mobile WiFi devices, laptop computers and software licenses, helping more than 350,000 students access virtual learning.

“All students deserve equal access to education,” said Mike Goss, president, Toyota USA Foundation. “The foundation typically supports STEM, but the pandemic has exposed deeper issues that are a barrier to good education.”

The grants build upon Toyota’s ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts,  prior foundation grants focused on e-learning programs and hunger, and the recent launch of an education hub that includes virtual field trips of the company’s operations.

Approved grants will benefit:

Alabama

  • Huntsville City Schools
  • Madison City Schools
  • Madison County Schools

Arizona

  • Tempe School District
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Arizona

California

  • Boys & Clubs of Long Beach
  • Long Beach Fairfield YMCA
  • Pathways to Independence

Indiana

  • East Gibson School Corporation
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
  • North Gibson School Corporation
  • South Gibson School Corporation

Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids School District
  • Marion School District

Kentucky

  • Clark County Public Schools
  • Fayette County Public Schools
  • Harrison County Schools
  • Scott County United Schools

Maryland

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Baltimore
  • Baltimore City Schools

Michigan

  • Washtenaw County School Districts and public libraries in Flint, Detroit and Saline

Missouri

  • Lincoln County R-III School District

Mississippi

  • South Tippah County School District
  • Monroe County School District
  • Itawamba County School District

Tennessee

  • Jackson Madison County School System

Texas

  • Dallas Independent School District
  • Plano Independent School District
  • Somerset Independent School District
  • Uplift Education

West Virginia

  • Putnam County Schools

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