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.
- Volunteers of America
This is the car donation program of Volunteers of America. Donations will be used to help individuals and familys in your local area that are in need.
- Boy Scouts of America
Donating your old vehicle to Boy Scouts of America will help provide youth the opportunity to experience scouting.
- National Kidney Foundation
Your donation to the National Kidney Foundation will help to fight kidney disease and provide valuable funds for research and education.
- The Yellow Ribbon Coalition
This organization provides financial, education, employment, and housing assistance to U.S. veterans
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
When you donate an old car or truck to your favorite charity, you will need to get a receipt for the selling price in order to claim a deduction on your tax return.