Some organizations will accept your unwanted vehicle as a charitable donation. It’s another way to support California’s campaign to reduce, reuse and recycle, while supporting a worthy cause.
Note: CalRecycle does not officially endorse the organizations listed, but offers this information for consumers who wish to recycle their unwanted vehicles.

ProgramCostPhone NumberEmailCharity BeneficiaryOther vehicles accepted?Running Condition?
American Auto DonationFree866-526-6702 americanautodonation@gmail.comVeterans Helping Veterans Foundation Inc.YesNo
Breast Cancer Car DonationsFree866-540-5069donations@cardonations4cancer.orgBreast CancerYesNo
California Automobile Donation ProgramFree888-676-1089n/aBreast CancerYesNo
California Car DonationFree866-392-4483info@donateforcharity.com(see list)YesNo
Cars for U.S. TroopsFree888-693-8032n/aU.S. Troops (see list)YesNo
Cars2CharitiesFree855-520-2100info@cars2charities.orgChildren & Families, Education, Veterans and, more…YesNo
Charity DispatchFree866-829-2918info@charitydispatch.com(see list)YesNo
Donate a Car 2 CharityFree877-505-5775mail@donateacar2charity.comActivated MinistriesYesNo
Donate Car Cancer Free888-743-0993charityautodonation@gmail.comTeddy Bear Cancer Foundation YesNo
Donate Car to Veterans Free888-577-8768donations@charityautodonation.orgVolunteers For Veterans FoundationYesNo
Father Joe’s VillagesFree619-446-2100donations@neighbor.orgFather Joe's VillagesYesNo
Give2KidsFree800-448-3254n/aKids with cancerYesNo
Habitat for HumanityFree877-277-4344n/aHabitat for HumanityYesNo
Kars4KidsFree877-527-7454n/aKars4KidsYesNo
Sacramento Children’s Home Vehicle Donation Free800-240-0160 kusaba@carprogram.com The Sacramento Children’s Home YesNo
Sacramento GoodwillFree916-295-2225n/aSacramento GoodwillYesNo
San Francisco GoodwillFree866-701-CARSn/aSan Francisco GoodwillYesNo
SellMaxFree800-225-7500n/a(see list)YesNo
SoCal GoodwillFree800-898-8285n/aSoCal GoodwillYesNo
Veteran Car Donations Free877-594-5822donations@veterancardonations.orgU.S. Troops and VeteransYesNo
Vetmade - Vehicle Donation ProgramFree800-613-3123n/aMilitary VeteransYesNo
Wheels For WishesFree877-431-9474n/aMake-A-Wish FoundationYesNo