Get Involved

Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in the ARA Foundation and Toro Company Foundation Community Impact Program.

This initiative is designed to improve the communities where our rental members work and live, with an emphasis on assisting underserved populations. We support a variety of projects and partner with local nonprofit organizations and rental industry businesses to make a difference in their communities.

The ARA Foundation and The Toro Company Foundation, which included Toro and Ditch Witch companies, work together to secure equipment donations and volunteers for each project in addition to providing financial support to complete the plan. Some of the projects that have been completed to date include:

  • Renovation of a baseball field and gardens at The Boys & Girls Club, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Repairing damaged fence, laying sod and mulch at Green Valley Ranch, Denver, Colorado
  • Trail renovation and removal of waste following a flash flood and building a natural play area for kids, Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Replacing garden beds, exterior beautification and building an outdoor classroom at Winston Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas
  • Rebuilding washed out trails, excavating land, laying sod and rock, and removing invasive plants and grass, Folly Farm Nature Preserve, Safety Harbor, Florida

If you would like to be considered for a Community Impact Project in your local community that meets the criteria listed below, please complete the application, and submit it for consideration.

Project Criteria

  • Must partner with a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
  • Project must include an outdoor project like the examples listed above
  • There must be a project manager with experience in the type of work to be completed that can identify equipment needs and the number of volunteers required
  • The non-profit organization must help oversee the project and the volunteers on-site
  • Project must require the use of rental equipment
  • Project should require between 20 and 50 volunteers and the local rental community must be willing to support the volunteer effort
  • Project must be able to be completed within 1 or 2 days
  • The involvement of a State Association is preferred

Applications should be submitted at least 90 days prior to the project date for review.– The application will be reviewed within 30 days. If approved the planning process takes approximately 60 days.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide opportunities for the equipment and event rental industry and the communities that they serve.

Support the ARA Foundation

Support the foundation that supports the rental industry! All donations are tax deductible and are used to further the ARA Foundation’s mission to develop and implement programs that create educational opportunities, build communities, and aid our members.