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The ARA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the heart of the equipment and event rental industry. Our mission is to provide opportunities for the equipment and event rental industry and the communities that they serve.

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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 provide opportunities for the equipment and event rental industry and the communities they serve. Our goal is to be the leader in educational assistance and provide support for rental businesses and their communities.


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