On the verge of celebrating its 100th anniversary, The Toro Company is continuing support of communities with the launch of a Legacy Grant Program and an Annual Product Donation Program.
The centennial Legacy Grant Program supports non-profit organizations in their efforts to beautify and preserve outdoor environments and enhance green spaces at home, work and play. Grants will also be made to organizations whose projects encourage and educate the public about the efficient use of water. The objective of the Legacy Grant Program is to provide funding for projects in these focus areas that will serve the community for years to come.
The centennial Annual Product Donation Program will continue to support organizations with equipment and irrigation donations that assist in maintaining their facilities and achieving impact in their communities, such as beautification of their outdoor landscapes or providing job-skills training.
In an effort for more effective collaboration with non-profits, Toro has launched its first electronic application form for both grant programs. The online application, and additional information, can be found on www.toro.com/community. Applications for both grant programs will be accepted through March 31, 2014, and are available to non-profit organizations located within 30 miles of a Toro community. The qualifying list of Toro communities includes the following:
California – El Cajon, Riverside
Florida – Sanford
Iowa – Ankeny
Minnesota – Twin Cities, Shakopee, Windom
Nebraska – Beatrice
Texas – Abilene, El Paso
Wisconsin – Plymouth, Tomah
Australia – Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Belgium – Oevel
China – Xiamen, Shanghai
Germany – Ludwigsburg
Italy – Rome
Mexioc – Juarez
Romania – Ploiesti
United Kingdom – Spellbrook