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.

California Car Donation Information

Donating a car is easy in the “Golden State”. We have partnered with hundreds of trusted local and national charities that use the proceeds from your donation to make significant differences in the world and in people’s lives.

From Calexico to Crescent City, you will receive fast, free and easy pick-up of your car donation. You can donate cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and more. When donating a car in California, you get free pick-up of your vehicle and car donations are tax-deductible. Donate today and make a difference in California.

How to Donate

  1. Browse through the charities below and pick one you would like to support.
  2. Fill out and submit our easy online form or Call us at 1-800-237-5714.
  3. Our professional towing service will contact you within 24-48 hours to schedule a time for the free pick-up.
  4. Receive a receipt in the mail for tax deduction purposes.

California Title Information for Vehicle Donation

A title is a vital document in transferring ownership of the car along with submitting a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability to DMV. When signing a title, there is no room for error, as an error may void the title.

CA requires any passenger vehicle from 1923 or newer to have a title for donation. Your license plates must stay with your vehicle. Learn more at the California Department of Transportation website.

The title must be signed by all parties in order for it to be fully executed and transferable. If under the owner’s name, there is an “and” then both parties must sign. If there is an “or” then one of the two parties must sign. If there are special circumstances where the owner is not able to sign, please call us at 800-237-5714 and we can help you.

DonateACar.com can help you obtain a title if needed and instruct you on how to sign it correctly.

49ers Foundation

The San Francisco 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth to keep them “Safe, On Track, and In School.”

ACC Senior Services

The mission of ACC Senior Services is to promote the general welfare and enhance the quality of life for their community by offering specially designed, culturally sensitive services, programs and classes for older adults.

Agape Villages

Agape Villages strives to create a community to heal the HEARTS of CHILDREN and build FAMILIES that surround them. Tomorrow holds little hope for many children unless Agape’s mission is achieved.

Arc of Contra Costa

Contra Costa ARC exists to enhance and enrich the lives of children with special needs and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Toward that end we provide direct services and advocacy to assist those we serve in achieving their highest level of personal independence and self-sufficiency.

Arc of San Francisco

The mission of The Arc San Francisco is to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by promoting self-determination, dignity and quality of life.

Arc of Solano

The mission of The Arc-Solano is to promote the greatest personal growth, community understanding, and full participation of people with developmental disabilities and their families through support, education, and advocacy.

Asian Resources

Asian Resources is a non-profit community based organization established in 1980 dedicated to providing multiple social services needed in our community, empowering everyone we serve to become a vital part of our changing, diverse society.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that have a measurable impact on youth.  National research has shown that positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentors have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Suggested Charities

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Lake Avenue Church

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