Toyota Foundation supports big ideas to help the environment
Application period for the 2016 Environmental Donations is now open
San Juan, Puerto Rico – A great idea can help recycle waste in a community or directly impact the conservation of resources on our Island. This is why for 19 consecutive years Toyota Foundation, once again, is accepting applications for its Environmental Donations Program, which provides funding to non-profit entities that submit proposals aimed at environmental conservation.
Projects should focus on initiatives that have an environmental impact or ideas that provide support to different organizations that center on cherishing the environment. The main objective is to develop projects that provide solutions to environmental challenges that affect the well-being of the community.
Interested parties have until Friday, August 5 to submit their proposal, said Nancy Navales, Vice President of Toyota de Puerto Rico. Applications must be submitted to Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico, the entity in charge of managing the donations program and creating the committee that will evaluate all submitted proposals.
“Ever since the Environmental Donations Program began in 1997, Toyota de Puerto Rico has granted about $1.5 million in funds to 119 non-profit organizations. We remain committed tohelping organizations that support environmental causes. This year we are interested in proposals aimed at solving the issue of tire disposal or tire recycling; however, all proposals focused on the preservation of our natural resources are welcome,” said Navales.
Some topics of interest in submitting proposal include educational projects, initiatives focused on natural resource management; pollution management; wildlife, forest and water conservation, erosion and deforestation; methods of saving water and energy, promotion of clean air; awareness of recycling, reusing and reducing of waste, tire recycling businesses, as well as research projects.
The proposal application can be downloaded through www.toyotapr.com/donativos. Upon completion, it must be delivered in person, with all required documents, to the Donor Services Office at Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico, located in Santurce at 1717 Ponce de LeonAve., Stop 25.