Our Partners


Toyota and NEEF are committed to getting more people out on public lands, and encouraging them to give back and protect the lands they love

Moving Forward Together

For over 20 years, NEEF and Toyota have collaborated to promote environmental conservation and public lands engagement. Through past initiatives like National Public Lands Day and current initiatives of multi-year commitments to enhance local parks and STEM education, we showcase Toyota's dedication to sustainability and social responsibility. Together, Toyota employees have an opportunity to support their communities with a focus on the environment, while advancing mobility and accessibility on a national scale.

Our organizations share a commitment to ensure that people of all ages and abilities are able to connect with public lands for outdoor recreation, education, and just plain enjoyment – now and into the future. 

Kevin Butt, senior director, environmental sustainability and regulatory affairs at Toyota Motor North America
Working Together to Improve Accessibility

See how NEEF & Toyota teamed up to increase accessibility at Harvest Square Nature Preserve.

Supporting Environmental Engagement Across the US

NEEF and Toyota work together to develop and provide grants that help organizations engage their local community to improve the environment, increase diversity, and expand their work locally.

Value of grants Toyota and NEEF have distributed since 2011 to support public lands and community engagement across the nation
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 Biodiversity Conservation Grants

Toyota Motor North America has provided over $500,000 in grant funding to support biodiversity conservation projects on public lands lands across the country.  Grant focus areas have been to enhance pollinator habitat and enhance habitat within biodiversity hotspots.

Biodiversity Conservation Grant: Enhancing Pollinator Habitat

With support from Toyota Motor North America, NEEF awarded $400,000 in grant funding for shovel-ready...

NEEF Conservation Grant Supports Biodiversity in the California Floristic Province

NEEF and Toyota funded $220,000 for biodiversity conservation in California's Floristic Province. Four...

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Driving Mobility on Public Lands 

Through the sale of special vehicle editions, Toyota has provided $150,000 in grant funding and support for projects using Inclusive Universal Design to make public lands more accessible and enjoyable for Americans of all abilities.

Bay Area Nonprofit Drives Accessibility on Public Lands Thanks to NEEF Grant

Toyota-NEEF's Driving Mobility and Accessibility on Public Lands Grant funds Access to Nature, led by Bonnie...

Driving Mobility and Accessibility on Public Lands Grant

With support from Toyota Motor North America, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) awarded...

Community investment Projects

Since 2021, NEEF and Toyota have collaborated on sustained investment projects aimed at fostering conservation efforts through education and volunteer service, bringing programs to schools and communities where Driving Possibilities is an action. Together NEEF and Toyota are focusing on making measurable improvements to nearby public spaces, engaging underrepresented groups, and providing volunteer opportunities.

Toyota Gives Northern Alabama Park Accessibility Makeover

Toyota, the National Environmental Education Foundation and Land Trust of North Alabama collaborate on three...

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Restoration and Resilience

Toyota partnered with NEEF to fund grants for restoring public lands impacted by natural disasters, as well as addressing increased visitation and staff reductions during COVID.

NEEF and Toyota Award Grants to Improve Long-Term Sustainability of Public Lands

Grants totaling $100,000 will support nonprofit organizations working to bolster the resilience of public...

Restoration and Resilience Fund

NEEF's Restoration & Resilience Fund is a flexible tool that allows us to mobilize public and private funding...

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National Public Lands Day

For over two decades, Toyota sponsored National Public Lands Day, helping increase the positive impact of this annual event and raise awareness about the importance of maintaining our public lands.

NPLD 2023 Brings Out Volunteers Throughout the Country

National Public Lands Day 2023 hosted over 600 events nationwide in celebration of the 30th annual volunteer...

Over 50,000 Volunteers Participated in National Public Lands Day 2022

Volunteers throughout the country participated in community events to help restore and improve public lands...