Toyota USA Foundation Funds K-12 Math and Science Initiatives

The Toyota USA Foundation has announced grants totaling $1.3 million to support five education programs designed to enhance the teaching of K-12 science and mathematics throughout the United States.

The foundation supports innovative elementary and secondary educational programs, with a special emphasis on mathematics and science. Recipients in this round of grants include the College Board, New York City, which will receive $500,000 to support its College Success Initiative in Mathematics; and the Regents of the University of California/California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science, Oakland, which will receive $400,000 to underwrite half of the planning costs of a fourth campus.

"We're pleased to continue our investment in this important arena of K-12 education with such outstanding and innovative partners," said foundation president Atsushi Niimi. "Each of these organizations has developed programs that will not only advance the learning of math and science among school children, but also help them become the leaders this country will need to successfully compete in the world marketplace of tomorrow."

For a complete list of recipients, see: http://toyota.com/about/news/community/2003/12/10-1-2003Grants.html.