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CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services)

CARS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of San Diego, California. CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services Inc), is a nonprofit that is owned by a nonprofit that only partners with other nonprofits. CARS is a Business-to-Business only social enterprise.

CARS is a respected leader in the car donation industry. To-date, CARS is partners with thousands of nonprofits and uses a revenue share model, providing exceptional customer service, and maximizing the value of each donation. The full-service support and extensive marketing content we create and distribute to our partners greatly improves the success of our programs.

What We Support - On the Go

In addition to supporting the nonprofit work of Jewish Family Service, San Diego - our parent who is a 103 year old organization - we operate a program known as On the Go. On the Go is a program dedicated to providing transportation solutions to adults 60 years and older in the San Diego community. The program offers independence and mobility by providing rides to fun community excursions, religious and cultural events, personal appointments, and so much more. This program is planning a national expansion beginning in late 2020 and will include a new service for multi-stop hot meal deliveries.

Our Philosophy

Our partner's donors have been and will always be the most important key to our organizations success. We treat donors as the most important aspect of our organization, because they are. Your generosity keeps thousands of nonprofits open that make the world a better place. CARS truly appreciates your contribution to the cause you love. Without you, we would not be in business.

CARS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the goal to support any IRS recognized nonprofit through a partnership in the vehicle donation segment of their fundraising. CARS anti-discrimination policy mandates impartiality regardless of the nonprofit’s mission.


CARS' core value for both donor and partner solely revolves around gratitude. Always delivering exceptional customer service and lifetime donor engagement remains the top priority in how CARS helps partners run their programs. All donations are considered a "heartfelt" gift that contributes to CARS nonprofit partner's valuable missions. The more impactful relationships that CARS develops with your supporters; the more successful your overall program and funding will be.

CARS also maintains the standard of gratitude for our own employees in every office. CARS not only helps each employee grow their career, but also values each individual on a personal and team level. The comradery and respect between employees aids in the success of the organization as well as the superior service that donors receive when gifting partners vehicles.

The time and care that CARS dedicates to our donors and partners has made our nonprofit an industry leader in the donation world. Your success is our success and we truly appreciate your partnership!

To see how CARS manages it funds, view our 2018 990 Public Disclosure Form.