Donating Your Car To Public Radio in Minnesota

With 46 stations and 41 translators, plus streaming online and dozens of podcasts, there isn’t a place on earth where you can’t get the news and entertainment you rely on from Minnesota Public Radio.

But we need your help. Over 167,000 members made cash donations to Minnesota Public Radio last year, generating a total of $31.1 million in pledges and gifts. That works out to an average donation of about $186. But imagine if just 10 percent of those people also donated vehicles with an average donation value of just $500. That would represent an additional $8.4 million, from just 16,700 listeners. The power of vehicle donation is amazing.

And, as you’ll find out, it’s also easy.

How to Donate a Car to Minnesota Public Radio

It’s easy! On the day your vehicle is picked up, you’ll need to fill out the title. It’s easy, but Minnesota is strict on how the title is filled out, so be sure to print your name and sign the title in the correct spot.

In order to complete your Minnesota car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING and SIGNING your name in the correct field of the at the bottom of the “ASSIGNMENT BY SELLER” box on the FRONT of the title, and make sure it’s EXACTLY as it appears printed at the top of the title.

If you’re missing a title, contact the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Driver and Vehicle Services. Minnesota issues a title on cars regardless of age.

Can You Donate a Boat to Minnesota Public Radio?

Minnesota has nearly 2 million vehicles registered for road duty, but Minnesota is only rivaled by Florida in the number of boats registered. The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program is also set up to accept any kind of vehicular donation, including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, snowmobiles, personal watercraft, ATVs and UTVs.

Regardless of the type of transportation, the donation process is exactly the same. Vist the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program to get started, or call us at 1-877-215-0227.

It’s really that easy.

How difficult is it to donate a car in Minnesota?

Right from your house! We’ll arrange a pickup time and on the day of your scheduled vehicle pickup, you’ll need to provide the driver with the completed title, along with the keys. After the vehicle sells, you'll receive a vehicle donation receipt for tax purposes.

Where Can You Donate a Car?

The day of your scheduled vehicle pickup, you’ll need to provide the driver with the completed title, along with the keys. After the vehicle sells, you'll receive a vehicle donation receipt for tax purposes.

Why should you donate a car to public radio in Minnesota?

Cash donations to public radio are a great way to support quality journalism. But donating a vehicle is just as important to the local journalism and cultural programming you rely on. Since the inception of the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program, we’ve processed over 120,000 vehicles, resulting in more than $40 million that goes directly to support your favorite Minnesota public radio station.

What are some good car donation resources in Minnesota?

The Car Talk Vehicle donation program will provide funds to the MinnesotaPublic Radio station of your choice.