Car Donation Turns Your Burden In To Something Beautiful

Car donation is one of the easiest ways to put an unwanted vehicle to good use. Selling or scrapping a car often comes with unforeseen obstacles and hassles. We are proud to offer an alternative you can count on. Donating a car to one of our programs means you can rest easy. When you donate to one of CDF’s programs, you will receive:  

Free Towing Running Or Not

Free towing from anywhere, even if your car no longer runs.

100% Tax Deductible

The maximum possible tax deduction.

Help Your Community

The knowledge that your donation helps charities serving people in your community.

Give Back To Your Community

Donating to one of our programs is an incredibly easy way to give back to the community. If you’re interested in helping children or veterans, you can support the cause closest to your heart by choosing one of our programs. 

The Overhead Myth: Be An Informed Donor

Car Donation Foundation supports the Overhead Solution created in 2013 by Guidestar, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and Charity Navigator in their mission to fight the false conception that the sole indicator of nonprofit performance is their financial ratios. CDF aims to move beyond the Overhead myth by proving our worth based on impact and demonstrating the ethical practice and open data about our performances, managing towards results, and helping to educate funders on real costs of our programs. We invite you to learn more information by reading the open letter drafted by the information services as well as the Ted Talk by Dan Pollotta on this very topic.

Wheels for Wishes helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions by supporting local chapters of Make-A-Wish. Wheels For Wishes has donated enough to help grant more than 13,638 wishes across the nation. Learn more about how your car donation to Wheels For Wishes can help Make-A-Wish here.

Wheels For Wishes & Wellness raises money for programs that serve children in need, such as hospitals and children’s charities throughout the country. Through the Wheels For Wishes & Wellness car donation program, in the past we have supported many causes including: Phoenix Children’s Hospital of Arizona, Helen Devos Children’s Hospital of Michigan, The HSC Pediatric Center of Washington D.C., Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital of Maryland, Stamford Hospital Foundation of Connecticut, Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center of Tennessee, Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham; Pacer Center in Minneapolis, Minn.; Wishes and More of Minneapolis, Minn.; Children’s Hospital of Mississippi in Jackson; and the Intermountain Healthcare Foundation of Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more about how your car donation to Wheels For Wishes & Wellness helps children in your area here.

Vehicles For Veterans helps to fund programs providing veterans and their families with financial assistance, home repairs, food assistance, transportation and other forms of help. Vehicles For Veterans supports programs including Operation Homefront, Veterans Airlift Command, Homes For Our Troops, Fisher House Foundation, the Semper Fi Fund, Gary Sinise Foundation, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Hope for the Warriors, Folds of Honor, Oscar Mike Foundation, Warrior Bonfire Program, Minnesota Military Family Foundation, USO,  America’s Warrior Partnership, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Tragedy Assistance for Survivors, Operation Gratitude, Intrepid Fallen Heroes, and K9s for Warriors Inc. In the past we have supported Disabled American Veterans. Learn more about the impact of your car donation to Vehicles For Veterans here.

Animal Car Donation is dedicated to providing funding for animals in need of rescue through area animal rescue programs. The program benefits several animal charities throughout the U.S. The Animal Car Donation program donates proceeds to other tax-exempt charities that operate local animal rescues like: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, Secondhand Hounds. Bitty Kitty Brigade, and more. Learn more about the impact of your car donation to Animal Car Donation here.