At Lexus of Austin we believe that supporting our community is integral to running a successful business and is the responsibility of every good corporate citizen. The mission of our program is to support not-for-profit organizations that work to help build, shape and improve children’s lives. We believe that children have the potential, and the desire, to make the world a better place. We focus our resources on such organizations in an effort to help build the strong, healthy communities in which we all wish to work and live.
Lexus of Austin has a demonstrated, strong commitment to charitable giving in our community. In 2014 alone, Lexus of Austin & Lakeway provided support which resulted in contributions exceeding 1.2 Million Dollars to local charities.
While our dealership family has supported many charities over the years, we have elected to concentrate our support to the Center for Child Protection for over two decades.
The Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center, is the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, serious physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge. In 2014, the Center served more than 5,906 children and 4,987 adults. For more information, please call 512-472-1164 or visit www.centerforchildprotection.org
While Lexus of Austin has an ongoing commitment to the Center for Child Protection, we do review other charitable requests annually. If you would like Lexus of Austin to consider your organization or event in our annual review process, please provide a complete, written package for review.
To be considered for funding in 2016, please submit a sponsorship request via our online request form, found below.
Requests for support in 2016 may be submitted from August 1st-November 1st, 2015. Complete applications received by November 1st of this year will be reviewed for consideration. All final charitable commitments will be made by the end of February 2016. Each organization will receive notification on the status of their application at the end of this period. If selected for funding, the selection committee will determine whether the event is best suited for Lexus of Austin or Lexus of Lakeway.
All applications MUST provide the following for consideration:
A description of the organization, including its history, mission, goals and objectives
A specific request for support and a description of how the support will be used
If the request is for event sponsorship, please provide specific data relating to the past success of the event (such as attendance levels, demographic data of attendees, full budget including revenue generated, and sponsorship benefits)
Listing of organization’s budget, including income and balance sheet, and expense to revenue ratio.
List of board of directors and their affiliations
Would you love to be sponsored by Lexus, but not sure if your organization qualifies for funding? Lexus of Austin & Lakeway will not provide support to the following types of organizations:
Those not recognized as charitable by the Internal Revenue Service
Those that discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, medical condition, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
Those that serve only their own memberships, such as fraternal organizations, labor organizations or religious groups