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. Choose a charity that you feel passionate about
  2. Get free towing of your car from work or home
  3. No hassle with the paperwork, we take care of that for you
  4. Receive a vehicle donation receipt and be eligible for a tax deduction

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. 

 

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

We create hope and build healthier futures.

As a leading academic children’s hospital, we fulfill our mission by:

  • Caring for children, adolescents, young adults, families and each other
  • Advancing knowledge
  • Preparing future generations
  • Building our financial strength

Donate a Vehicle to HonorBoound Foundation

To serve veterans and their families with honor, dignity, and respect by advocating for and providing immediate assistance to them during times of crisis.

Easter Seals Bay Area California

Easter Seals Bay Area is leading the way to ensure that individuals and families impacted by disabilities can live, learn, work and play to their full potential.

Elk Grove Community Food Bank

To provide essential resources to overcome the many faces of hunger and human need.

Firefighters Burn Institute

The Firefighters Burn Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by the Sacramento Area Firefighters Local 522 in 1973, for the purpose of establishing a local burn treatment facility; providing recovery programs for burn survivors; providing fire and burn prevention through public education; funding education for burn team professionals, firefighters, and burn survivors; and supporting burn treatment and rehabilitation research.

Fix Our Ferals

The Fix Our Ferals mission is to humanely end overpopulation of cats and dogs in San Francisco’s East Bay Area.

  • We make spay/neuter accessible and affordable for cats and dogs cared for by members of the public and rescue organizations.
  • We promote and actively support trap/neuter/return (TNR) of community cats.
  • We support retaining animals in their homes and keeping them out of shelters by helping their guardians with other than spay/neuter surgeries.

Friends of Children with Special Needs

FSCN’s mission is to help individuals with special needs and their families to find love, hope, respect, and support through integrated community involvement.

Global Heritage Fund

Our mission at Global Heritage Fund is to sustainably preserve the most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in developing regions of the world.

Goodwill Industries of Southern California

Transforming lives through the power of work – We serve people with disabilities or other vocational challenges, as well as businesses, by providing education, training, work experience and job placement services.

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

  • To find a cure for pancreatic cancer in honor of Ron Hirshberg and the thousands of people who are diagnosed with this disease each year.
  • To create a premier Pancreatic Cancer Center where all needs of pancreatic cancer patients can be met in one location with the most advanced treatment options.
  • To be recognized as a patient support reference source for pancreatic cancer patients and their families.
  • To fund projects and programs designed to improve patient care, treatment and, ultimately, pancreatic cancer survival rates.
  • To integrate and unite generations, young and old, through physical fitness participation, while creating public awareness and raising money to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

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Arc of Solano

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