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.
- 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.
- Wheels for Wishes
Wheels for Wishes is the official car donation program for the Make a Wish Foundation. Donating your vehicle to this charity will allow children with life threatening illnesses in your area be granted a special wish.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters Cars for Kids Sake helps raise funds to continue their mission to provide children facing adversity with role models that change their lives for the better.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.
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
Most used car donation programs will take both running and non-running cars as donations.