Toyota Launches Fund to Support Children With Brain Injuries

Toyota North America ranked No. 4 on The Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2022.


Toyota North America announced the launch of The Way Forward Fund to broaden access to care and recovery support for individuals and their families. The multi-year initiative will start with a focus on children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Current TBI funding is focused mainly on adults. Children account for 32% of TBI-related emergency medical visits while only accounting for 22% of the U.S. population.

In the first year of the initiative, Toyota will donate $8.5 million to select institutions:

  • Beaumont Children’s/Corewell Health: Standardizing diagnostic models of care to deliver throughout its network of hospitals
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation: Improving care coordination for patients, families and providers to ensure the best possible outcomes and supporting the development of innovative technology
  • ImPACTS (Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through Simulation) administered via Yale University: Increasing access to emergency care for pediatric patients with traumatic brain injuries in rural and underserved communities

“With the guidance of our expert advisors, we want to help strengthen and expand access to support systems for children with traumatic brain injuries as well as their families,” said Tellis Bethel, Chief Social Innovation Officer, Toyota Motor North America.