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Donate your car, truck, boat or RV in California

Below we have listed over 200 of the affiliated charities that can receive car donations in California. Because the list is so large, it may be easier to utilize the filters on our Nonprofit Search page to find a nonprofit to donate to.

Donate to Charity is the best choice for vehicle donations in California, having been established in North California and supported California charities from its inception.

Based on our level of service and our commitment to the highest payouts to our charity partners, Donate to charity has expanded beyond California car donations, to now serve all 50 states.

We are a trusted name in car donations and continue to serve many charities in Northern California, Los Angeles, San Diego and across  the great state of California and beyond! Donate your car to a CA charity or donate a car to one of our national charity partners.

Why donate my car in California?

Your car donation directly benefits the charity of your choice. Funds from the sale of your vehicle helps  fund nonprofit efforts.

Are Car Donations Tax-Deductible in ​California?

Vehicle donations on behalf of our nonprofit partner organizations is tax-deductible, for taxpayers that itemize.

What can I donate in California?

We accept cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, RVs and real estate.

Is it hard donating a car in California?

It’s easy! You can donate to your nonprofit of choice using the form on their page or you can call us at 866-392-4483 and we’ll get you started.

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Best car donation program in California

Our nationwide car donation program maximizes both the size of your charity contribution and the amount of your tax deduction.

Our car donation program and total dedication to customer service ensure the best possible experience for both our nonprofit clients and their donors.

Regional nonprofits

Accepting vehicle donations in California

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2nd Chances Rescue

At 2nd Chances Rescue, We believe there’s a dog for every home and a home for every dog. Our mission is to help homeless,

A Broader Living Experience

A Broader Living Experience is an Intermediate Care Facility for Developmentally Disabled people. We are dedicated to providing a good family home for developmentally

A Nonprofit You Pick Later

Pick Your Nonprofit Now Want to select your nonprofit now? No problem, find a nonprofit with our search tool and donate directly on their

AACI

In 1973, a group of citizens of Santa Clara County gathered to express discontent and share common concerns about their experiences as Asian Americans.

Achieve Tahoe

Based in North Lake Tahoe, Achieve Tahoe leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 48 years experience, our
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Achievekids

For 60 years, AchieveKids has offered a place where acceptance is the key to being welcomed into the community. We acknowledge it is not

Advocacy, Inc.

Advocacy, Inc. is comprised of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and the Patients’ Rights Advocate Program. For detailed information on the programs, hover over

Alliance for Children’s Rights

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. By providing free legal services and advocacy, the Alliance

Alliance for Smiles, Inc.

Our Mission To repair children’s broken smiles by providing free comprehensive treatment for cleft lip and palate deformities in under-served areas of the world.

Alzheimer’s Services Of The East Bay

What is ASEB? Since 1989, ASEB has been providing Adult Day Care, Family Support, and Education & Community Outreach Services, primarily in Alameda &

American Bach Soloists

The American Bach Soloists are leading performers in the field of Baroque music, dedicated to historically informed performances of Bach and his contemporaries. ABS

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

The immigration experience is a common thread binding the histories of most Americans. Whether escaping persecution, poverty or lack of economic prospects, immigrants have

Aphasia Center of California

The Aphasia Center of California opened its doors in 1996, and was the first independent nonprofit organization in the nation dedicated to providing direct

Avenidas

Age is no longer just a number. As we move past the age of 50, we’re planning to stay actively engaged in our lives,

BANANAS

BANANAS mission is to partner with families and child care providers to raise happy, confident children. We offer child care referrals and resources to

Bay Area Cat Rescue

Bay Area Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation for which donations are tax-deductible. We are a small all-volunteer organization with foster homes only,

Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pitbulls – BADRAP

BADRAP’s Mission: Securing the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion. BADRAP was formed in 1999 to tackle the difficult

Bay Area Showcase Chorus

Bay Area Showcase Chorus is a vibrant, award-winning ensemble of women singers committed to creating musical magic in every performance. We embrace healthy competition

Bay Area Transition

Bay Area Transition AAU Basketball Program based in Castro Valley California.
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Bay Area Womens Sports Initiative BAWSI

Bay Area Womens Sports Initiative (BAWSI) provides powerful interventions for the most vulnerable children in our communities in the form of ACCESS©. Our programs

Being Alive San Diego

Our mission is to deliver quality, compassionate services to people affected by HIV/AIDS, and to provide education and referral services to those in need.

Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary School PTA

Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier school, commonly referred to as BAM, is a K through 5 elementary school located in beautiful Berkeley, California. BAM

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Our mission is to ease and end the crisis of homelessness in our communities. To ease and end the crisis of homelessness in our

Bienvenidos Childrens Center

About Us For 28 years Bienvenidos has played a major role in the social services sector in Southern California. Bienvenidos continues to serve more than

Bill Wilson Center

Who We Are Bill Wilson Center provides direct services to more than 4,000 children, youth, young adults and families in Santa Clara County through

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz

Mission Statement To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The

Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley

OUR MISSION The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley is to enable all young people, especially those who need us the

Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

Our mission is to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential and contribute to their communities. Our vision for children and

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco

At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, we inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga (BGCSHC) is a chartered affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America system

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, aka BGCP, was founded in 1958 to give at-risk young people a safe place where they could

Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area

Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area (BINBA) The history of BINBA is  inspiring.  The organization was founded  in Marin County in 1985 by

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners

1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) works to prevent

Browns Valley Elementary School

Welcome to Browns Valley Elementary School! At Browns Valley Elementary School, we are committed to providing a quality education for our students. We instill

Buckelew Programs

Buckelew Programs’ mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in our community by providing mental health & addiction services

Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc.

Mission Statement We are dedicated to rescuing Bull Terriers in crisis and placing them in appropriate homes. Who We Are Bull Terrier Rescue, Inc.

Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea is a  501(c)(3) educational nonprofit with the mission of connecting people to the sea and maritime traditions. Our teaching platform is the lovely 

Camp Tawonga

Summer Programs Yosemite-based programs include classic one to three week summer camp sessions and skill-building teen leadership offerings. Our adventure “Quests” offer epic wilderness

Carrie Mehdi Foundation

Carrie Mehdi Foundation was formed in Carrie Mehdi’s honor to continue to support the charitable and philanthropic causes that were dear to her. The

Casa Allegra Community Services

Innovation – Possibilities – Opportunities Casa Allegra Community Services makes a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) providing

Center for Animal Protection and Education

The Center for Animal Protection and Education (CAPE) works to save the lives of individual animals and to educate people about ways in which

Charlotte Maxwell Clinic

The Charlotte Maxwell Clinic is named in honor of Charlotte Maxwell, who died of ovarian cancer in 1988. Charlotte Maxwell was born in Buffalo,

Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles

About CLC Children’s Law Center of California (CLC) represents children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned that come under the protection of either

Chinese American Citizens Alliance

Cardinal Principles The Cardinal Principles upon which the Alliance was founded are to fully enjoy and defend the rights and privileges of American citizenship,

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Under the aegis of the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco, Chinese Culture Center (CCC) is one of the leading and most prominent cultural

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Mission Statement “To serve those in need by sharing the saving grace of Jesus Christ through the provision of food,

College of Marin Foundation

College of Marin is strengthened and improved in every way by private support. Our donors help us continue to provide student access, support student

Committee on the Shelterless

Founded in 1988, COTS was an expression of two local residents’ concern for children and adults who were sleeping in culverts, dumpsters, or other unsafe

Community Music Center

About Community Music Center Community Music Center’s mission is to make music accessible to people of all ages, musical levels, and financial backgrounds. Our

Community Violence Solutions

COMMUNITY VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS   Community Violence Solutions (formerly called the Rape Crisis Center) was one of the first Rape Crisis Centers in California, and

Companion Animal Placement Assistance (CAPA)

Companion Animal Placement Assistance (CAPA) is an all volunteer non-profit organization that has been partnering to save lives with Santa Barbara County at La

Creative Kids Playhouse

Creative Kids Playhouse Children’s Theatre of Orange County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing fun theatre opportunities for children, and entertaining children’s theatre

Cure GM1 Foundation

The CURE GM1 FOUNDATION mission is to fund research for the benefit of all those who suffer from GM1 gangliosidosis. There are no paid

Dog Tags For Kids

Our Mission The Dog Tags for Kids Project is dedicated to helping United States Service men and women in most harm’s way connect with
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Double J Ranch

Double J Ranch is an IRS 501(c)(3) approved non-profit organization set up to take care of horses who would otherwise be put down. Alibi

Drunk Driving Prevention Program

we’ll drive you and your car home for free!!! What does the DDPP do? The DDPP will drive you home completely free of charge! If

East Bay Community Law Center

Our Mission A core value of our society is equal access to justice. The complex nature of the legal system limits equal access, especially

East of Eden K-9 Rescue

East of Eden K-9 rescue is a companion animal rescue founded in 2001. We are a 501c(3) nonprofit CA corporation (EIN #33-1069899). Our service

Edgewood Center for Children and Families

About Us Edgewood Center for Children and Families serves thousands of children, youth, and families that have experienced traumatic stress leading to learning disabilities,

Enterprise For High School Students

Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS) empowers and prepares young people for success in employment and higher education. We provide an integrated approach that

Equality California Institute

Building a State of Equality Equality California is the largest statewide LGBT advocacy organization in California working to secure full and lasting equality for

EXCEED

EXCEED Adult Developmental Centers (ADC) provide basic living skills training, which assists clients in reaching their maximum level of independence and access into the

FACES SF

Formerly known as : Florence Crittenton Services – Whitney Young Child Development Center FACES SF represents the legacy of two of San Francisco’s longstanding

Fair Housing of Marin

Our mission is to ensure equal housing opportunity and to educate the community on the value of diversity in our neighborhoods. Our History Founded
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Family Paths, Inc.

Family Paths, Inc. is a non-profit organization of mental health professionals and volunteers that has been serving Alameda County children and their families since

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR), with the input of community stakeholders, has developed a strategic research plan for Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) to accelerate

Foundation For Women Warriors

Foundation for Women Warriors is a unique support organization created exclusively for the women veteran community of Southern California. We provide essential programs to

Friends for Youth, Inc.

Founded in 1979, Friends for Youth Mentoring Services program has helped nearly 2,000 youth-in-need reach their full potential. Our 90% success rate of creating

Friends House

Nestled on seven acres in Santa Rosa, California, Friends House is a caring community of elders created in the Quaker tradition of equality and

Friends of Grace Community Center

In the early 1970s, the state government deinstitutionalized the mental hospitals and hundreds of adults with mental disabilities were released into local communities.  With

Gemstone Foundation Research Institute

Mission The Gemstone Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to helping all people achieve visual efficiency through research and service. Visual

German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California

(GSRNC) regularly adopts dogs to residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School promotes academic excellence, community responsibility and vibrant Jewish living. The school, founded in 1989, has grown in the past

Greater Farallones Association

The Greater Farallones Association (GFA) conserves the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, a region encompassing over 3,000 square miles of productive and biodiverse coastal

Green Foothills

We envision a resilient region where wildlife thrive, everyone has natural beauty to enjoy, and communities live in balance with nature. Since 1962, we’ve

Harbor House Ministries

We are a multi-ethnic, Christian non-profit organization working through God’s grace and mercy to create positive, systemic change for individuals and our community. We

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

About the Center Mission We protect victims of domestic violence and improve the well-being of children living in poverty. With the help of volunteers,

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation

The mission of the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is to support all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless

Holy Name High School

The mission of Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School, as a part of the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, is

Housing Matters

Mission: Housing Matters partners with individuals and families to create pathways out of their homelessness into permanent housing. Vision: We hold firmly to a

Huckleberry Youth Programs

Huckleberry’s mission is to  educate, inspire, and support underserved youth to develop healthy life  choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams.

International Bird Rescue Research Center

Saving birds around the world since 1971 International Bird Rescue (Bird Rescue) has been saving seabirds and other aquatic birds around the world since

J-Sei, Inc.

J-Sei is a multi-generational and multi-cultural organization with its roots in Nikkei values and culture. We are proud of our history of providing care

Jameson Humane

Back in 2014, Monica and David Stevens founded Jameson Humane (Jameson) as a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization to improve animal welfare through global collaboration

Joseph Learning Lab

Joseph Learning Lab (JLL) believes that a community can be measured by the importance that it places on the growth of its children.  We

Kiddo

Who Is Kiddo!? Kiddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, is a non-profit 501(c3) organization made up of parents, teachers, business people, and active

Kids & Fishing

www.kidsandfishing.org

LandPaths

LandPaths’ fosters a love of the land by creating ways for people to experience the beauty, understand the value, and assist in healing the land. LandPaths’

Legal Assistance for Seniors Inc.

www.lashicap.org

LSS of Northern California

At LSS of Northern California, We promote stability and honor the dignity of those we serve by providing supportive housing services that lead to

Lupus LA

Lupus LA is a non-profit healthcare organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus while serving the needs of people

Lutheran Social Services

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Marin Athletic Foundation

Marin Athletic Foundation (MAF) was founded in 1984 by individuals concerned about the decrease in funding for athletic programs in the Marin County high

Mariposa Women and Family Center

Mariposa Women & Family Center is a not-for-profit organization that specializes in women’s health issues. These include counseling, mental health, drug and alcohol support,

Mendocino Coast Humane Society

To a homeless dog or cat, second chances are priceless. Help save and protect the next animal in need by donating your vehicle to
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Mentis

For over 60 years, Mentis: Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services (formerly Family Service of Napa Valley) has been dedicated to the emotional health

Middle East Children’s Alliance

Mission The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) is a non-profit organization working for the rights of children in the Middle East by sending  humanitarian

Mira Scholars Foundation

Mira is a social benefit organization empowering youth, championing education, and making international aid a simple click away. We connect the online community –

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center

Designed to address the broad needs of children, adolescents, and adults with learning challenges, attention disorders, and emotional difficulties, Morrissey-Compton Educational Center was founded

Napa High Choral Boosters

Your contribution will help provide our program with essentials such as Sheet Music, Performance Attire, Transportation Costs, Scholarships (Tour and College) and Administrative Services.

Napa High Parents Club

Napa High Parents Club is a Community of Parents Dedicated to Supporting Napa High School Students, Teachers, Staff and Each Other We raise funds

Napa High School Athletic Booster Club

The purpose for the Napa High Athletic Booster Club, as a non-profit organization, shall be to foster amateur athletic competition and sportsmanship and to

Napa High School Spiritleaders Boosters Inc.

The Napa High School Spiritleader Boosters, Inc. is formed for educational and charitable purposes to support the Napa High School Spiritleader team. The primary

Napa Valley College Foundation

The Napa Valley College Foundation is a California nonprofit, public benefit Corporation and is tax-exempt as provided by IRS Sec. 501(c)3. Organized in 1968,

Native Animal Rescue

Native Animal Rescue (NAR) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife. We are a community

New Child Fundamentals

New Child Fundamentals is a non-profit, founded by Dr. Niazi, dedicated to providing classes, tutoring and other educational materials to help parents and children

Nichi Bei Foundation

The Nichi Bei Foundation is an educational and charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping the Japanese American community connected, informed and empowered — primarily

Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue

NGRR is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, whose Mission is to rescue and place adoptable Golden Retrievers in Northern California in safe, loving homes; thereby improving the lives

North Marin Community Services

North Marin Community Services strives to  empower youth, adults and families in our diverse community to achieve well-being, growth and success. We believe all

Novato Foundation for Public Education

School Fuel is the Novato Foundation for Public Education. School Fuel is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation formed in 2003 by parents and community

Oakland Museum of California

When the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) first opened its doors fifty years ago in 1969, it brought together three historically independent disciplines—art, history,

Ohlone Humane Society

Ohlone Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) animal welfare nonprofit. We serve Fremont, Newark and Union City. OHS advocates for all creatures, from native species

Pacific Autism Center For Education

PACE was founded in 1989 by a group of concerned parents, community members, and educators as a private, nonprofit 501 (C) (3) organization to

Pacific Diversified Services

People with Disabilities Succeeding (PDS) is an Integrated Work and Community Inclusion program. PDS enhances the quality of life of adults with developmental disabilities

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Our Mission Statement: Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine mammals stranded along the

Pathways for Kids

Pathways For Kids serves to empower San Francisco’s Underserved Inner City Youth by “Exposing” them to Opportunities through Motivational Programs at Business Locations, with

Pathways of Hope

Pathways of Hope is committed to rebuilding lives of the hungry and homelessness in Orange County through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Engagement. Once a

Peninsula Open Space Trust

POST is creating a network of protected lands where people and nature connect and thrive. These lands are preserved forever so present and future

Project HIRED

Over 30 Years of Commitment and Community Project HIRED, a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization, maintains a single vision: to be a significant force for the

Reading To Kids

Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for

Real Options

Real Options is a family service center based in San Jose, CA that was founded in 1982. As of 2019 they had $2.2 million

RealOptions

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics provides compassionate, comprehensive, and high-quality reproductive health care. We are fully-licensed community care clinics providing well woman care including: pap

Reasons To Believe

RTB’s mission is to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode,

Rebuilding Together East Bay-North

Neighbors helping neighbors, like the barn-raising of old, is the American spirit in action.  Rebuilding Together East Bay-North(formerly Christmas in April) was born of

Rebuilding Together Oakland East Bay

Here at Rebuild Together Oakland East Bay, we build community partnerships to rejuvenate neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of homes owned by low-income homeowners and

Rebuilding Together San Francisco

Our year round home safety repair program focused on increasing the safety and mobility of seniors and neighbors with disabilities. Work includes fall and

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Through a vast network of volunteers, corporate sponsors, and sub-contractors, Rebuilding

River Otter Ecology Project

Our mission at The River Otter Ecology Project is to illustrate the linkages between the recovery of local river otter populations and healthy watersheds,

Sacred Heart Community Service

Louise Benson founded Sacred Heart Community Service in 1964 to feed hungry families in her neighborhood. Today, providing essential services to individuals and families

Safehouse Denver

Established in 1977, SafeHouse Denver is the only agency in the City and County of Denver that provides both emergency shelter and non-residential counseling

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is a community-supported nonprofit land trust. Together, we are dedicated to protecting and enhancing the 979-acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the oldest community-based telephone crisis center in the United States, founded in 1962 by Bernard Mayes, a journalist from

San Francisco Waldorf School

About San Francisco Waldorf School San Francisco Waldorf School is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian school providing education from Kindergarten through Grade 12. SFWS was

San Francisco Women Against Rape

San Francisco Women Against Rape provides resources, support, advocacy and education to strengthen the work of all individuals, and communities in San Francisco that

San Jose First United Methodist Church

What is San Jose First, Anyway? San Jose First United Methodist Church is many things to many people: For some, it is a place

San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation

The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation believes every child deserves the best education possible. For too long, State funding has been severely inadequate and

San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church

San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church A welcoming Christian Community that serves the people of Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Walnut Creek, San Ramon and Pleasanton.

School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County

School Health Clinics of Santa Clara County improves the health and well-being of more than 6,200 low-income, medically underserved individuals each year by providing

Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery

At Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery, we make the recovery process after a brain injury or stroke more holistic and hopeful for survivors

Shelter Playgroup Alliance

The Shelter Playgroup Alliance (SPA) is a collaboration among shelter staff and behavior experts. We have developed a framework that supports safe and “healthy

Side by Side

At Side by Side we walk with young people impacted by adversity on their unique journeys to heal from trauma, restore resilience, and embrace

Sierra Pacific Great Pyrenees Club

To help Great Pyrenees dogs find loving and caring homes. We the owners and breeders of the Great Pyrenees unite together to form Sierra

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center (SVILC) is a cross-disability, intergenerational, multicultural disability justice organization that creates fully inclusive communities that value the dignity, equality,

Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame

Eight adventurous Sisters of Mercy left Kinsale, Ireland, and landed in San Francisco on December 8, 1854. Their leader, 25-year-old Mary Baptist Russell, led

Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest

The West Midwest Community is comprised of over 600 Sisters, nearly 700 Mercy Associates and seven Companions in Mercy who live the charism of

SPAWN

Save the last of California’s wild coho salmon and their beautiful watershed home in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed of West Marin by donating your

Speech And Language Development Center

SLDC is a non-profit school and therapy center for children and adults with special needs. We provide services K- high school and transition. We

Stanford Jazz Workshop

Founded in 1972, Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to jazz education and appreciation. For nearly four decades, SJW has been

STAR/PAL

STAR/PAL Program Overview STAR/PAL (Sports Training, Academics, Recreation/Police Athletic League) is a nonprofit organization that provides over 10,000 youth services annually in inner-city neighborhoods

Sunny Hills Services

Sunny Hills Services is a private, non-profit organization serving vulnerable youth and their families. Founded in 1895 as an orphanage and farm in Marin

Sunnyvale Community Services

Sunnyvale Community Services prevents homelessness and hunger in Silicon Valley’s second-largest city by providing financial aid, food, and other assistance.

Sunset Cooperative Nursery School

Sunset Cooperative Nursery School, which began in 1940 as the Parkside Play Center, is the oldest continually operating parent-participation preschool in San Francisco. Sunset

Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation

Our Mission:  Devoted to Excellence Your Health, Your Life Our Passion Our Vision: To be the best mountain community health system in the nation.

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation connects people and opportunities, generating resources to build a more caring, creative, and effective community. With a long-term goal of

The BIZWORLD Foundation

Creating A More Accountable Society BizWorld is a non-profit that inspires children to be innovative leaders through the teaching of business, entrepreneurship and finance.

The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples

The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples is an interfaith, interracial, intercultural community of seekers dedicated to personal empowerment and social transformation through
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The Climate Center

The Climate Center seeks solutions commensurate with the magnitude of the problem. As important as it is for individuals to take action, we especially

The Dare To Be Project

The Dare To Be Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by U.S. Olympic cyclist Amber Neben. It aims to impact the lives of

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment,

The Diablo Symphony Association

In 1966, the Diablo Symphony Association, a non-profit organization, was formed by William Donaldson and several other Rossmoor residents to sever the orchestra’s connection

The Father Richard Doheny Religious Education Fund

The Father Richard Doheny Religious Education Fund is a California non-profit religious corporation based in Fair Oaks, California. The Fund is dedicated to the

The Greenhouse

The GreenHouse is a non-profit, 501c3 organization located in the Gardenland Northgate neighborhood of Sacramento, California. We offer after-school tutoring, mentoring, spiritual development, and

The Guardsmen

The Guardsmen is a group of Bay Area men mobilizing their significant talents and resources to enhance and improve the lives of at-risk youth.
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The Park Theater Trust

The Park Theater Trust (TPTT) is a 501(c)(3) California Public Benefit corporation comprised of Lafayette citizens and representatives of community organizations, with a Board

The San Francisco School

The San Francisco School is an independent, coeducational day school.  Founded in 1966, the school is an established, vibrant educational community with a multicultural

The Walden School

The Walden School, founded in 1972, is a summer music school, camp, and festival offering programs that emphasize creativity and community, specifically through the

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue

Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue (TSGSR) is a rescue that focuses on helping German Shepherds with limited life expectancy, typically measured in months or

Transform our World

Transform Our World is an alliance of marketplace and ministry individuals working together to transform our world for the better. We work to invite

Turtle Island Restoration Network

Protect sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins, marine mammals, endangered salmon and other ocean species by donating your vehicle to Turtle Island Restoration Network. Turtle Island

Valley Montessori School

Valley Montessori School is a private, independent, non-profit school for children from eighteen months through eighth grade. The school goal is to educate the whole

Ventura Land Trust

The mission of the Ventura Land Trust is to permanently protect the land, water, wildlife and scenic beauty of the Ventura region for current

Voices for CASA children

In everything we do, we believe in giving every lost and voiceless child a brighter future. We do this by recruiting, training and supporting

We Care Services for Children

We Care was founded in 1960 by parents of children with severe developmental disabilities. The agency’s founders sought to establish an organization that would

Wellspring Women’s Center

Wellspring Women’s Center was founded in 1987 by two sisters of Social Service with the mission to “nurture the innate goodness and personal self esteem

West Angeles Church of God in Christ

West Angeles Church of God in Christ seeks to be a Biblical ministry of Excellence, designed to encourage life transformation through our threefold purpose: Evangelize, Edify, and Equip the

Westside Children’s Center

All children need a childhood. We bring together and strengthen families, cultivating conditions for children to succeed in life. We believe that every child

White Heart Foundation

Our Mission White Heart​ is committed to serving the needs of our wounded warriors through direct community support. What We Do Awareness The first

Wildlife Research Institute, Inc.

The Wildlife Research Institute was established to create a public, non-profit organization to conduct research and provide data and education for the wise use

Womens Recovery Association of San Mateo County

The Women’s Recovery Association exists to restore women of all ages and circumstances to a life of dignity and respect, free from the effects

Wyland Foundation

Founded by renowned environmental artist Wyland, the Wyland Foundation has helped children and families around the nation to rediscover the importance of healthy oceans

Youth Homes Incorporated

Agency Goals Youth Homes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to serving the needs of underserved youth in Contra Costa County. Annually, we

Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way

The Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way, its Partner Agencies and its “Healthier Children” grantees serve, in an average month, more than 15,500 unduplicated persons in Yuba,
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YWCA Berkeley

The YWCA Berkeley/Oakland is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, developing leaders and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. What is the

YWCA Silicon Valley

Who YWCA Silicon Valley employs 115 people and has an outstanding and passionate Board of Directors who are business and community leaders. Our experienced

National nonprofits

Accepting vehicle donations in California

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2nd Chances Rescue

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  • I would highly recommend Donate for Charity to anyone who might consider using their service for donation of goods. We had 2 old cars I had wanted to donate and I was hoping to benefit pet organization. Donate for Charity fitted my needs. They could not have been more professional and efficient to get the process set up. From the original conversation with the office to the assigned company that arrange for the pick, the towing service that came for the cars, and wrap up/follow up with the office. Everything went so smoothly and it took only 2 days from beginning to end. If you are looking for company that will coordinate a donation on your behalf, please give them a call, you won't regret it.

    Bernadette Wang
    12/16/2020
  • Jean was very helpful. Everything was explained and all questions answered. The process was fast and efficient. I would recommend this service to anyone. Thank you. Joan

    JOAN H
    11/05/2020
  • So easy and the representatives I spoke to were so nice and helpful!

    Hannah Lavoie
    10/17/2020
  • The experience donating our vehicle was by far the easiest most rewarding process we have ever gone through. It was fast and extremely efficient - a total of 4 days from start to finish. We would highly recommend using this service to donate any vehicle in the future.

    Craig V
    10/07/2020
  • I arranged to have my late mothers car picked up to donate on Monday, between 8am and noon. At 9:30 I got a call that they would be here before noon but would call an hour out. At 11:30 I called the dispatch company. After half an hour on the phone I was told the cannot be here until tomorrow. I live an hour from where the car is and now need to either come back or have someone else come over to have the keys and title available. I am not impressed with this process.Although there were challenges with the towing company actually picking up the vehicle, Donate for Charity has been great to work with. They reached out after my experience with the towing company and have been very gracious. I would highly recommend the organization.

    Debra Bergeron
    9/17/2020
  • Extremely easy process and everyone I dealt with was friendly and accommodating.

    C Sierra
    6/17/2020
  • I have used the services of Donate For Charity since at least 2012 both as a donor and as a nonprofit executive and have always found their system and their staff very helpful and easy to work with. They are prompt, friendly, and competent.

    Chuck Tourtillott
    2/17/2020
  • Easy to deal with. Caring people.

    Jack Roth
    1/21/2020
  • I donated a pickup truck to Seattle Children's Hospital. The customer service was wonderful with clear directions on how the pick up for transfer of the vichle and how to transfer the title. The service for picking up the car was on time as scheduled. I have not received the tax receipt yet but was told it will be a few weeks.

    Lynne McFarlane
    1/20/2020
  • A very easy process and excellent service. The Charity I helped start will benefit greatly from this process.

    Russell Baskett
    12/30/2019

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Cities we've accepted donations from in California

Agoura Hills, Agua Dulce, Anaheim, Apple Valley, Avalon, Baker, Bakersfield, Bell Gardens, Beverly Hills, Big Bear Lake, Big Sur, Brentwood, Buena Park, Burbank, Burlingame, Calabasas, California City, California Valley, Camarillo, Canoga Park, Canyon Country, Capistrano Beach, Carlsbad, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Castro Valley, Chino, Chowchilla, Chula Vista, City of Commerce, Coronado, Culver City, Cupertino, Dana Point, Danville, Diamond Bar, Downey, East Los Angeles, East Palo Alto, El Cajon, El Segundo, Encino, Fallbrook, Fillmore, Foster City, Fullerton, Gilroy, Glendale, Glendora, Goleta, Half Moon Bay, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Klamath River, La Cañada Flintridge, La Jolla, La Mesa, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lancaster, Livermore, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, Los Angeles, Malibu, Mammoth Lakes, Manhattan Beach, Marina Del Rey, Mendocino, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Montecito, Monterey, Moorpark, Napa, Newbury Park, Newport Beach, North Hollywood, Northridge, Oceanside, Ojai, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Palos Verdes Estates, Pasadena, Pismo Beach, Playa Del Rey, Pleasanton, Port Hueneme, Rancho Mirage, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Redwood City, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Clemente, San Diego, San Dimas, San Francisco, San Juan Capistrano, San Luis Obispo, San Ysidro, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe Springs, Santa Monica, Sausalito, Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, South San Francisco, Studio City, Tarzana, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Truckee, Tustin, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Westwood, Woodland Hills, Woodside, Wrightwood, Yucca Valley.

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