As a nonprofit, we keep our margins tight while focussing on serving our community and the environment. Any donation is helpful to furthering our mission of reducing the environmental and social impacts of car ownership. This includes our goal to be the country’s first nonprofit Electric Vehicle (EV) carshare program, while supporting low-to-mixed income (LMI) communities that are typically underserved when it comes to affordable mobility options. You can help us serve more of your neighbors in a number of ways:
Currently less than 10% of our funds are spent on fundraising and administration. That means a full 90% of your donation will be applied directly towards our programs and services.
Donate Your Vehicle
Have a vehicle you’re not using or an older vehicle that is not fit for our Loanation Program but still want to contribute? You can make your vehicle a tax deductible donation and help us take another car off the road!
We have has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Enter your information below or call 1.866.628.2277 and they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation. Be sure to have your full vehicle VIN number and let them know that you’re donating to Colorado CarShare.
Frequently Asked Questions
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, you will need to include the IRS form 1098C. Vehicles for Charity will supply this documentation after your vehicle sells. We recommend you consult your tax advisor with questions about your deduction.
Will you pick up my car?
A towing company will call you to schedule the pickup of your vehicle. You will need to give the driver the keys to the vehicle as well as your signed title.
What do I need in order 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.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, Colorado CarShare is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and all donations qualify as a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.
What can I donate?
You can donate most any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. They do not have to be currently running. Your vehicle donation will be sold at an auction or to salvage, depending on condition.