“Committed to building the best business environment for North American equipment dealers.”

The NAEDA Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) was established in 1988 as a separate entity from the association to provide funding to meet the industry's need for training resources. The foundation is the publicly supported 501(c)(3) charitable organization of the Equipment Dealers Association. 

Supporters like you are fueling our work to help do research, provide important industry data and education, and provide scholarships to students excited about our industry.

Support the EDF online

If you would prefer to mail your gift, please download the Contribution Form and send to the following address:

Equipment Dealers Foundation
1195 Smizer Mill Road
Fenton, MO 63026

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The Equipment Dealers Foundation  is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. No goods or services were provided for this gift. Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions.

A Helping Hand Makes Everyone Feel Better!

Scientists have documented that giving is not only good for the receiving party but also for the giving party as well. In some instances, it has also been proven to have a positive effect on casual observers. Giving, as it turns out, stimulates the production of endorphins, the “feel good” chemical produced by our bodies.

If scientists are correct, NAEDA’s Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF) has aided in the production of a lot of endorphins—thanks to the generous support of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and affiliated associations. As a result, EDF has been privileged to support dealer and equipment industry-related research and education, in conjunction with support for dealerships after natural disasters.

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and continuing through 2011 when devastating floods hit North Dakota, EDF has assisted 129 families with over $203,000 in direct grants. These are not just any ordinary families, however, because someone in that family is employed by an equipment dealership. EDF’s purpose is not to replace insurance coverage. But rather the efforts—through “bridge grants” of up to $2,500 (previously $2,000)—helps put food on the table, replace toothbrushes and toothpaste, puts gas in the vehicle and generally helps them get their everyday routine back as quickly as possible. Here are just a couple of examples of what EDF has meant to the families in need:

“We at BTI would like to thank you [EDF] for all of the financial aid that you gave to all of my employees that were harmed in the Greensburg [Kans.] disaster. We were truly humbled and blessed just from what you did on the first checks that were received, but what a blessing in receiving the additional $250 per employee for Christmas. I can tell you that they were very grateful at a much needed time. I don’t know how we can ever thank everyone from NAEDA. Please let everyone from the whole group and boards know how appreciative and thankful that we truly are….We will never forget what you have done for the BTI families and for BTI.”
Kelly J. Estes
President of BTI

“Well, I got news today from my GM that I will be receiving $2,000 from the EDF! Tears rolled down my cheek as I called my wife. We both have BA degrees from a well-recognized private college. I think I work harder than most, and I excel at my job, but we have never been ahead of the ball game in the financial world. It is tough to raise a family of four…on my salary. I can tell you with certainty that this gift will now allow us to fully rebuild our basement (half of our living space)….We now know we will be able to get through this. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this available.”
Waterloo Implement 

Farrell Oswald
Pioneer Equipment Co., Idaho Division
4943 N 29th E, Ste B
Idaho Falls, ID 83401-1314

Vice Chairman
Mark Foster
Birkey's Farm Store, Inc.
PO Box 186
Williamsport, IN 47993-0186

Andrew Goodman
Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association
8330 NW 54th Ave
Johnston, IA 50131-2841

Michael Williams
North American Equipment Dealers
1195 Smizer Mill Road
Fenton, MO  63026-3480
Phone:  636/349-6204
Fax: 636/349-5443
Email:  williamsm@naeda.com

Board Members:

Gail Halderman
Medicine Hat New Holland Ltd
1625 30th Street SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3N5
John Schmeiser
Canada West Equipment Dealers Association
2435 Pegasus Road NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 8C3

Staff Liason

Tom Nobbe
Wm Nobbe & Co
6469 State Rt 3
Waterloo, IL  62298-2825

Joe Dykes
North American Equipment Dealers
1195 Smizer Mill Road
Fenton, MO  63026-3480
Phone:  636/349-6205
Fax: 636/349-5443
Email:  dykesj@naeda.com