Kidney Cars

Kidney Cars®

Turn your ride into a vehicle for change. Donate your vehicle today to help a kidney patient.

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How to Donate Your Vehicle

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Start in 1 Minute

Call 800.488.CARS (800.488.2277) or select your location to start our online form.

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Fast, Free Pickup

24-hour pickup. All on your schedule.

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Save on Taxes

We handle your car. You get a tax receipt.

We make donating easy. No paperwork, no stress, no cost.

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Why Donate to NKF

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Donate your car, anytime, anywhere

Our car donation process is easy. You can donate online, or call 800.488.2277. You can speak with someone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday EST.

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We help with title problems

We help hundreds of donors daily with title problems and tax issues. Our team is here to help make your donation a quick, seamless experience.

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Nationwide 24-hour pickup

Most vehicles can be picked up within 24 hours of making your call. In two weeks you will receive a proof of donation letter for your tax purposes.

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Trusted by donors for over 30 years

As the original car donation brand, we've earned the trust of tens of thousands of donors who have chosen us to turn their vehicles into a force for good.

Hear from Vehicle Donors

Kate B.

"We believe National Kidney Foundation uses the funds it receives wisely and reaps good results for kidney disease sufferers. The Foundation makes the transfer of vehicles easy."

Amanda J.

"I loved how easy it was to donate to a wonderful charity!"

Michael K.

"This is my 2nd vehicle we have donated. Saving lives is a blessing and knowing that the funds are going toward a viable cause is faith in and of itself for our family."

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I donate?

The majority of our donations are cars, trucks, or vans. However, we accept boats, motorcycles, motor cross bikes, power sports equipment including ATVs, off-road motorcycles, construction equipment, and personal water craft such as Jet-Ski with a trailer hitch. We also accept farm equipment including tractors with a serial number. Please call us with any questions: 800.488.2277.

Can I donate a vehicle that doesn't run?

Yes, we are happy to accept vehicles whether they run or not, as long as it has a title.

How much will I receive as a tax deduction for my car?

Your deduction depends on the sale price of the vehicle. The National Kidney Foundation strives to bring in the highest price for your donation, selling each car in a competitive bidding environment.
You can deduct the value of your vehicle only if you itemize deductions when filing your taxes. Under the current IRS law, you may only deduct the actual sale price of your vehicle or $500 whichever is greater. A receipt indicating the sale price and date will be sent to you within 30 days from the date of pick up. For more information, please review the IRS Rules for Vehicle Donation.

What if I don't have my title?

The National Kidney Foundation’s donation experts can assist you in obtaining a replacement title, please call 800.488.2277.

What should I do with my license plate after I donate my car?

The following states require license plates remain with the vehicle, unless they are personalized. Please contact your local department of motor vehicles if you have additional questions.

  • California (CA)
  • Kentucky (KY)
  • Minnesota (MN)
  • Oklahoma (OK)
  • Oregon (OR)
  • Texas (TX)
  • Washington (WA)

What will happen to my car?

Once a car is donated, it is sold through auction to recyclers and dealers. The National Kidney Foundation sells each car in a competitive bidding environment, offered to thousands of buyers who may recondition your vehicle, or recycle it for its most valuable use. Many donated vehicles that are not in running condition are recycled. After the car sells, the National Kidney Foundation uses the proceeds to fund lifesaving programs and services for millions of Americans who have kidney disease.

Do I have to be home or with the vehicle when it is picked up?

You do not have to be home. We will make arrangements to pick up your vehicle at a time that is most convenient for you.

What do I need to know about signing my title?

Please call one of our experts, who will be happy to walk you through the process to ensure that your state’s requirements are met. Please call 800.488.2277.

Will there be any cost to me?

No, the vehicle donor will not incur any costs.