Used Car Donations
Which Charities Accept Car DonationsIn this day and age, it seems most charities have relationships with companies that support car donation programs. If you are not sure if your favorite charity accepts donations of used vehicles, you can do a search for the charity name and car donation. If the charities website comes up as the first result, than chances are they will take your car or truck as a donation. If you don't see your charities website, you may need to click the top few results to see if the charity has partnered with another organization that runs the car donation program.
One thing to check when donating a vehicle is if the organization is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In order to receive a tax deduction for donating anything, this has to be the case. You can check to see if the charity does have the proper organizational status by searching its name on the Exempt Organizations page at irs.gov.
Some of the most recognizable charities that have auto donation programs are listed below.
- Habitat for Humanity
This organization works to build homes for people in need. Donating your old car or truck will help families in your local area.
- March of Dimes
The March of Dimes researches causes of premature birth and birth defects. Vehicle Donations will help to continue this work.
- American Cancer Society
Donating your old car or truck to Cars for a Cure will help fund cancer research, education, as well as patient services programs.
- Purple Heart Foundation
The Purple Heart Foundation works to help veterans whenever they need help. Your car donation will serve these veterans as they have served our country.
Find a Charity to Donate Your Vehicle
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Car Donation Tips & Facts
If the car you are donating is worth $5,000 or more, an appraisal from a third party auto appraiser is required.