how it works
It's free, easy and fast.
1You find a charity.Or call 1-800-237-5714.
2We pick up your vehicle.Free next day service.
3We help the charity sell the vehicle.You may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Planning to put your vehicle up for sale or scrap it for parts? Consider donating it to a local Iowa charity instead. Our process is free, convenient, and rewarding, enabling you to make a difference within your local community with one simple gesture. All you have to do is donate a car in Iowa.

In Iowa, Donate a Car provides residents with a practical alternative to selling vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans, RVs, and boats. With thousands of donors and non-profit organizations working with us every year, our organization has been able to raise millions of dollars for charities across the nation.

Hassle-Free Donations

Donating a car with us is as worry-free as possible. You will enjoy a free, professional towing service to ensure a fast, secure and simple transfer as possible. Your vehicle can be picked up from any location and then will be brought to the nearest donation center all within two business days.

No need to worry about troublesome paperwork, we take care of all of that. Just have a signed title for your car, moped, truck, motorcycle, semi-trailer, boat over 17 feet, or trailer (with unladed weight of more than 2000 lbs), and snowmobiles acquired after January 1, 1998, and ATVs acquired after January 1, 2000. You can donate all other vehicle types, junked or otherwise, without a title. Learn more at the Iowa Department of Transportation website.

Your car will be processed for auction by our team as soon as it arrives at the local donation center. You can be assured that the proceeds will go directly to the charity you chose. In most cases here in Iowa, 70 percent or more will be given to help the non-profit organizations with the rest allocated to towing, auction, and advertising costs.

Rewards

About five days after your vehicle is towed, a receipts will be mailed to you. When doing your taxes, you should be able to deduct your donated car’s sale value (or the fair market value up to $500) using your receipt. You will also get a free vacation certificate! Give us a call us at 1-800-237-5714 for more information.

Make a difference in the Hawkeye state by using the nation’s largest, most trusted car donation network to donate your car today.

Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division

American Diabetes Association

The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation, a major voluntary nonprofit health organization, is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.
Vision:
To enhance the lives of everyone with, at risk of or affected by kidney disease.

United Way North Central Iowa

Helping People. Changing Lives. Building Community.

United Way Story County

United Way of Story County is a strategic leader in building countywide partnerships to identify needs and to develop, support, and evaluate effective human services, especially in the areas of education, income, and health, for our diverse community.

Suggested Charities

Rebuilding Together

Children, Human Services

Donate Now

Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind

Children, Human Services

Donate Now

USO Metropolitan New York

Children, Human Services

Donate Now
IAA Vehicle Donation Division Donateacar.com is powered by the
IAA Donation Division

Providing the most complete vehicle donation processing service to non profit and charitable organizations across the country since 1994. Our goal is to help charities fulfill their missions through funding raised by vehicle donations.

Learn More About Us