Turn to us when you need support

The ARA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the heart of the equipment and event rental industry. Our mission is to implement programs that create educational opportunities, build relationships, and aid our members.


How we support

Employee Training Assistance Program

From welding to hospitality services, we help fund continuing education and training for your employees.

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Young Professionals Network (YPN)

ARA’s Young Professional Network and conferences will help you advance your career and establish relationships in the rental industry.     

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52 Available Scholarships

In an effort to develop future industry leaders, the Foundation offers graduate, undergrad and trade school scholarships to assist with the cost of higher education.

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Disaster relief

ARA Foundation is committed to helping our members when natural disasters strike. Grants are available to assist rental businesses and employees.

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Community Impact Program

In partnership with the Toro Company Foundation, the Community Impact Program gives back to communities across the country through various rental-related projects.


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See how your donations support the rental community through programs supported by the ARA Foundation




A record $99,000 in scholarships were awarded last year



ARA Foundation can award up to 50% of training costs


YP Members

Our YPN meets at 2 different conferences throughout the year


Mission and Vision

We strive to develop programs that create educational opportunities, build relationships, and aid our members. Our goal is to make a positive impact on the equipment and event rental industry and be recognized as a philanthropic leader.

Charity Auction and Reception

Held annually at The ARA Show™, the Foundation Charity Auction and reception is an excellent networking opportunity that helps fund our programs.

Take full advantage of all ARA has to offer