Colorado Public Radio accepts donations of most cars, trucks and motorcycles. Donate your car to CPR online by calling 866-415-0005.
For answers to frequently asked questions check out the FAQ below. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, give us a call!
What Can I Donate?
You can donate most vehicles to Colorado Public Radio, including cars, trucks and motorcycles.
Your vehicle will be either sold at auction or sent to an auto recycler and a portion of the proceeds of the sale will come to Colorado Public Radio.
Currently, Colorado Public Radio's Car Donation program accepts donations in the Denver metro area and many areas throughout the state. Call us for details.
What Do I Need To Donate My Car?
The title to the car must be in your name. We will also need some information about where the car is located and the condition of the car. This will assist us in scheduling appropriate towing arrangements.
Will You Pick Up My Car?
Yes, a tow company will call you to schedule the pick-up of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title. You will be instructed on how to sign the title.
The driver may have you sign some paperwork authorizing the tow. The driver will leave you a tow receipt showing that he/she collected the vehicle on behalf of Colorado Public Radio via Vehicles for Charity.
How Is The Value Of My Car Determined?
The IRS allows you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax form equal to the amount the vehicle sells for at auction unless it sells for less than $500. If your vehicle sells for less than $500 you may deduct no more than $500. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, we will need to get additional information from you so that we can send you the IRS form 1098C. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.
Is My Donation Tax-Deductible?
Yes. Colorado Public Radio is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations to CPR qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.