Information for donors

Cars, trucks, recreational vehicles, boats, airplanes or property Accepted

You make a difference, we make it easy

Why donate your car to charity?

Donate For Charity distributes funds from the sale of your vehicle donation to the nonprofit of your choice. Helping them maintain and expand charity efforts in their communities. We are happy to explain our payout structure, just ask if we don’t get to it when we go over the process!

tax deduction

Tax deductible

The IRS allows vehicle donors to receive a tax deduction on their vehicles.

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We can pick up your vehicle at the auto repair shop or by the side of the road!


Handle Anything

Cars, motorcycles, RVs or boats with trailer and we also accept real estate.

3 simple steps

We make it as easy as possible

Donating you’re car, truck, motorcycle, RV, boat, airplane or even property is a great decision, we make the proccess easy.


Choose Nonprofit

We partner with hundreds of nonprofits across the United States. Not ready to pick a nonprofit? No problem, you can still get started >


Call or donate online

Easily get started by calling us at 866-392-4483 or using the donation form.


schedule pick up

Within hours of getting your vehicle assigned, you will be contacted to schedule the pickup via text, email and/or phone. It’s that easy!

You have questions

We have answers

We accept cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles, and RV’s. Your donated vehicle can be a car, truck, van, motorcycle, RV or boat with trailer. We also accept real estate.

We need basic information about your car. Some of what we ask for includes: your contact information, the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), year/make/model/color of the vehicle, address of the vehicle, if the car is running or not, and if you have the title in your possession. Your signed title is required at time of pickup, as well as the car key. If you have lost your car title, please call us toll-free at (866) 392-4483 and we can give you instructions on what to do based on your state.

Our charities are non-profit organizations and a vehicle donation on their behalf is completely tax-deductible for taxpayers that itemize. Individual tax situations may vary so please check with your tax professional. (Please be aware that to qualify for a tax deduction, you must not receive, in exchange, any goods and/or services from the 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization receiving your car donation.)

The amount of the tax deduction is based on the sale price of your vehicle. Vehicles that sell for over $500 entitle you to a deduction equal to the sale price. If your vehicle sells below $500 you may take the greater amount of either the sale price, or the fair market value of the vehicle (up to a maximum of $500). This means that in most cases, your minimum tax deduction amount will be $500.

You should consult your tax professional if you have further questions. (Please be aware that to qualify for a tax deduction, you must not receive, in exchange, any goods and / or services from the 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization receiving your donation.)

Yes, we can give you an estimate, but will need the basic information requested on our donation form. We are upfront and transparent about pricing for your vehicle, and will have a conversation with you prior to assigning the vehicle to be picked up.

You will be contacted by a licensed and insured towing company. They will arrange for pickup at a mutually acceptable time. We strive for you to be contacted by a tower within 24 hours of the vehicle being assigned.

Remove all personal belongings.

We pick up from almost any location in all 50 states. However, if your vehicle is in a remote location we might not be able to get a buyer for your vehicle, due to the cost of towing from a remote location being higher than the sale’s price of that vehicle. We always exhaust all our vendor resources in trying to assist our customers who live in a remote area.

No. Vehicles do not have to be running in order to be accepted for donation.

Your vehicle will be picked up and sold to either a licensed car dealer or a licensed vehicle recycler.

The short answer is yes, we do. A car is defined as older if it is more than 10 years old. If you are concerned about what your older car will sell for, please see the question “Can you estimate what the sale price for my car will be?”.

Yes we do! However, we suggest the donor either drive them to our Auction Facility, or pay for the tow. Unfortunately, towing these types of vehicles can be cost prohibitive at auction.

We are confident that we utilize business practices that are as honest and transparent as any company in this business. Are we perfect? No. But, we are constantly making improvements. If you are shopping around, be sure to ask at least a few questions:

  • What percentage of the sale of my car will go to the non-profit?
    If a company tells you 100% of the sale’s dollars goes to the non-profit, that person is misinformed. Neither the auction company, nor the tower, volunteer their services.
  • Can you give me a sales price estimate for my car?
    Of course they can!
  • What is that company’s advertising budget?
    Some donation companies literally spend millions of dollars on advertising, instead of channeling those funds to nonprofits.
  • Is the donation company its own nonprofit? If so, why?
    Many of these companies are their own nonprofit. You can easily pull up a recent IRS 990 filing to get a better idea of how their vehicle donation money is spent.

Donate For Charity is under contract with your favorite nonprofit, and are their authorized agent for selling cars. We ensure that your nonprofit gets the maximum amount from your vehicle donation proceeds by individually managing the sale of every vehicle at one of numerous auction locations throughout the country.

Your selected charity will receive between 70-80% of the net proceeds from the sale of your car depending on the sale amount (the percentage increases as the sale amount increases). Non profits are paid at the beginning of every month, for vehicles sold the previous month.

It’s simple. Either call our toll-free number (866) 392-4483 or click on the link to our car donation form. You will need to provide us with the year, make, model and approximate mileage of your vehicle.

In addition, you will need the vehicle identification number (VIN) which is a 17-digit number found on your registration, title or insurance policy. It can also be found on your car, near the base of the windshield, usually the left-hand side.

Not sure what nonprofit to donate to?

Get started and you can decide later