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Donate a Vehicle to the American Kidney Fund

To donate, call 1-800-936-4356 or complete our car donation form. Our vehicle donation processor, Car Program, Inc., will contact you by phone to arrange for pick-up of your vehicle.

Benefits of donating:

  • FAST - next-day pick-up appointments if called in by 2 p.m. Pacific Time

  • FREE - your donated vehicle will be picked up at no charge to you

  • CONVENIENT - your donated vehicle will be picked up from wherever it is (home, work, auto shop)

  • TAX-DEDUCTIBLE - your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law

  • SAVES TIME - save yourself the time and hassle of trying to sell it

  • FEELS GREAT - know that your donated vehicle will help further the mission of the American Kidney Fund

More questions? Call toll-free 1-800-936-4356 or read the Vehicle Donation FAQs below.

Vehicle Donation FAQs

Why should I donate to the American Kidney Fund?
What is Car Program, Inc?
What can I donate?
Is my donation tax deductible?
How does my tax deduction work?
How long will it take to get a tax receipt?
What do I need to do to donate my vehicle?
My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
In what states will Car Program, Inc. pick up vehicles?
How will my car be picked up?
How long will it take to pick up my car?
What do I do with the license plate if I decide to donate?

Why should I donate to the American Kidney Fund?

Help kidney patients and raise awareness of kidney disease plus earn a tax deduction by donating your car, truck, boat or RV to the American Kidney Fund. The American Kidney Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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What is Car Program, Inc?

Vehicle donation is quick and easy! The American Kidney Fund works with Car Program, Inc., a reputable vehicle donation processor who will make all the arrangements at no cost to you.

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What can I donate?
Car Program, Inc., will accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats and RVs. Call toll free 1-800-936-4356 if you have questions about what you can donate.

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Is my donation tax deductible?
The American Kidney Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your vehicle donation will qualify as a tax deduction if your tax status allows. Please check with your tax advisor to determine your tax benefit.

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How does my tax deduction work?
The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of the value of your vehicle up to $500. Once the vehicle is sold, if the actual sale value exceeds $500, Car Program, Inc., will mail you a 1098-C form within 30 days of the sale. The sale is generally complete around 60 days after the vehicle donation, so the 1098-C would arrive no earlier than 90 days after you donate the vehicle.

Please see IRS Publication 4303, A Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donations for information on how to determine the fair market value of a donated vehicle for which no 1098-C form is issued.

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How long will it take to get a tax receipt?
Upon picking up your vehicle, the tower will leave with you a blank receipt on which you can claim a value up to $500. The sale is generally complete around 60 days after the vehicle donation, so the 1098-C would arrive no earlier than 90 days after you donate the vehicle.

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What do I need to do to donate my vehicle?
Please provide the vehicle title if available. If you do not have the title, tell Car Program, Inc., why and they can make arrangements in most instances.

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My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
Yes, Car Program, Inc., is able to accept most vehicles whether they run or not. However, the condition of your vehicle will affect the fair market value of your donation.

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In what states can you pick up vehicles?
Most vehicles can be picked up throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

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How will my car be picked up?
Car Program, Inc., will arrange to have your vehicle towed at a scheduled time convenient to you.

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How long will it take to pick up my car?
Your car normally can be picked up within a few days. If you need your car picked up sooner, those arrangements can also be made.

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What do I do with the license plate if I decide to donate?
Remove any license plates (tags) before the vehicle is towed. Check with your local motor vehicle administration for more details.

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