The CauseNetwork Foundation Vehicle Donation Program

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of vehicles can I donate?  You can donate cars, trucks, vans, RVs, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, and more. If it's a vehicle you can donate it.

What paperwork do I need for my donation?  Most of the time all you need is a signed title, but if you have any questions or concerns please contact our donor service department at 800-269-6814.

Do I get a tax deduction for my donation?  Absolutely, if you itemize your tax return you may deduct the sale value of your donated vehicle or the fair market value up to $500, whichever is greater. To get your deduction you do have to file an itemized return. You can find more information on charitable vehicle deduction tax deductions at: http://www.irs.gov/charities

IRS Form 8283 and 1098-C

Publication 4303, A Donor's Guide to Car Donations

Publication 1220, 526, and 561

How do charities benefit from vehicle donations?  All vehicles we accept for donation are sold at auction and the proceeds benefit the charity of your choice. DonateCarUSA.com is powered by the IAA donation division and the network of IAA auctions across the country.

What percent of the proceeds does the charity receive?  A lot of different costs, like towing, auction, advertising fees and expenses, can affect the proceeds generated from a vehicle donation. Depending on the sale value of the vehicle the charity you choose will receive at least 50 percent of the proceeds.

My car doesn't run and is in bad condition, can I still donate?  Absolutely! We take almost any vehicle from almost any location.

When I donate a vehicle do I get a receipt?  Yes you will be mailed a receipt for tax deduction purposes about five days after your vehicle donation is picked up.

How do you pick-up my vehicle and who does that?  Your car or other vehicle will be towed from a location of your choice by a professional vehicle transportation company.

How soon will you tow my car after I donate it?  Typically your vehicle will be transported in 1-2 business days, but it can vary depending on the location of your vehicle.

Does my vehicle have to be at my home?  No, we are happy to pick-up your car, truck, or other vehicle from almost any location.

Can you pick up my vehicle when I'm not there?  Absolutely, most of the time you don't have to be there when your vehicle is picked-up.

What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle?  Vehicle donation paperwork varies by state. Please choose your state from the drop down below:

May I still donate if I don't have a title?  We can help you get a replacement title, just email us at donations@causenetwork.com.

Can I donate my car if my registration is expired?  Yes in most cases you can, but registration requirements vary by state, call 800-269-6814 for specific information on your location.

Can I donate my car if it failed an emissions (smog) test?  Yes, we are happy to take vehicles without a current emissions test.

Do I need to have insurance on my car?  Once your vehicle is picked up you are no longer liable and can remove insurance coverage.

For any additional questions please email donations@causenetwork.com