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CARS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We make it easy to make a difference.

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Together we make a vehicle donation at a time.

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Over 14 years of vehicle donation experience

CARS processes vehicle donations for charities large and small across the United States and Canada. Our network of towing and auction vendor partners will pick-up vehicles anywhere in the continental United States along with four provinces in Canada. Located in California, our call center operates 7 days a week.

CARS offers a no hassle, turn-key program, along with innovative marketing solutions that engage your donors and turns vehicles into revenue for your nonprofit. Our experts work to provide the most efficient, highest performing fundraising platform in the industry. CARS offers the best car donation program for nonprofits because we are committed to empowering all our partners with the knowledge and materials needed to maximize their program to its fullest potential.

How it works

  1. Sign-up with CARS and get your turn-key program started
  2. Raise awareness by 'getting the word out' that you accept vehicle donations
  3. Your donors can call our toll-free number 7 days a week or they can complete your secure online donation form
  4. No-cost, flexible scheduling, pick-up and sale of the vehicle for your supporter. CARS does it all!
  5. Proceeds are expedited after the sale. Donors receive a thank you letter with pertinent tax information.

Take your program to the next level

CARS understands the demands nonprofits face and the importance of making your program visible. For many nonprofit organizations, supporting and managing another fundraising program can be a daunting task. At CARS, our marketing team is dedicated to ensuring your program is easy to execute and most importantly, a great success.

Exceptional service
CARS is the industry leader in delivering exceptional service to donors and the organizations we work with. Our goal is to ensure your donors are completely satisfied with their vehicle donation experience.

Lifelong donor engagement
Donating a vehicle is often the first step in supporting your nonprofit. Today's vehicle donor could become tomorrow's major donor, annual supporter, planned giving participant or capital campaign contributor. We approach every interaction with your donors with gratitude. Lifelong donor engagement begins with CARS.

Our marketing team at CARS is dedicated to ensuring your program is easy to execute and successful. We provide a full range of tools, plans and campaigns designed to increase awareness of your vehicle donation program and drive donations.

Our mission at CARS is to support your mission by generating funds and delivering exceptional service. All aspects of your vehicle donation program with us are available for you to review, 24/7. This includes donation status for each vehicle and revenues. CARS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in San Diego, California and is listed in guide star. CARS has a AAA rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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.

We Manage Over 3,500 Nonprofit Programs Nationwide


CARS Enables Us To Better Deliver On Our Mission

Quite simply, CARS enables us to better deliver on our mission. Developing a substantial revenue stream from car donations enables to us to partner with more San Diegans in reaching their life goals. And CARS makes this happen by seamlessly handling our car donation program beginning to end --from marketing and promoting to vehicle pick-up to donor management and data sharing. Professional, innovative, expertise—more than a vendor, CARS is a partner in our work. Thank you letters from donors (yes this happens!) and return donors says it all.

Guin Kerstetter, Chief Financial Officer, Jewish Family Services of San Diego

We've Seen Historical Growth

AHS partnered with CARS in June of 2015 and we've seen historical growth in the short six months we have worked together. We were approached by multiple vehicle donation management companies in the past but never felt confident in the work they provided to donors. One of the main reasons why our program with CARS is so successful is because of the unique care and compassion CARS provides with each vehicle donation, letting our donors know how meaningful their gift is to AHS. Our program would not be bringing in historical numbers if it was not for the hardworking and dedicated team at CARS.

Melissa Overton, Development Coordinator , Arizona Humane Society

Significant Revenue

Southern California Public Radio has worked with CARS for over a decade, and our partnership with them has resulted in significant revenue for KPCC. They provide timely and efficient service to our donors and go the extra mile to ensure they meet the needs of our station.

Ruth Calichman, Membership Manager, Southern California Public Radio, KPCC/KUOR/KVLA

CARS Understands The Importance Of Donor Relationships

In the 6 years we have partnered with CARS, our vehicle donation program has grown to be a significant revenue stream for GPB. CARS understands the importance of donor relationships and their service to our listeners and viewers is top-notch.

Pat Marcus, Director of Fundraising Strategies, Georgia Public Broadcasting