How to Donate a Car in Idaho

Donating a vehicle to charity in Idaho is an easy process, but you’ll want to be aware of a few specific steps:

  1. Pick a charity you'd like to support. We provide a list of public radio stations and other charities below.
  2. Complete and sign your vehicle title.
  3. Note: Idaho requires a title for any vehicle. If you don’t have the title, you can file for a replacement with the state.

There are almost 600,000 vehicles registered privately in Idaho. The average car in the Gem State is 14.5 years old, beating the US average by more than three years. That means there are tens of thousands of cars sitting around that could be put to better use. These forgotten, unused, unloved cars can be a great source of revenue for your favorite public radio station in Idaho.

While the best part of donating a car in Idaho is the support you provide to the people who deliver news, music and insightful talk to your radio every single day, the second best part is how easy it is to donate:

  1. Have your vehicle title ready.
  2. Follow this link to the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program or call us at 1-877-215-0227.
  3. Answer the questions about your car and yourself.
  4. Select a date and time to have your car picked up.

It’s really that easy.

Paperwork

Of course, there’s a bit of paperwork you need to fill out. On the day your vehicle is picked up, you’ll need a few things to complete the process:

Vehicle Title: In order to complete your Idaho car donation, transfer your title by PRINTING your name in SECTION 3 on the FRONT of the title, and SIGNING your name in SECTION 4A on the FRONT of the title, and be sure to fill it out EXACTLY as it appears in the Registered Owner section.

Day of Pickup

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.

Idaho Car Donation Resources

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

Other Charities
ALS Association, AS220, ASPCA: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Adoption RI, American Cancer Society, American Liver Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Bert's Big Adventure, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Cars for Charity, Children's Wishes, Clean Ocean Access, Colorado Cristian Services, Commonweal, Concern Worldwide, D.A.R.E. Massachusetts, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Feed The Children, Francis House, Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society of Boulder Valley, James L. Maher Center, Longmont Humane Society, March of Dimes, Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), Mount Dora Children's Home, NPH USA, Nebraska Humane Society, North Shore Animal League America, Ocean State Theatre Co., Inc., One Laptop Per Child, PATH, PRI / PRX, Preserve Our Gas, RI PBS, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue, Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Songs of Love, Special Olympics Rhode Island, The Mind Body Awareness Project, Toys for Tots, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, WORLD Magazine, We Share Hope

Idaho Car Donation FAQs

Q: Does my car have to be running or in good working condition?

No. We'll accept your vehicle in any condition and can arrange to have it towed if it's not running.

Q: How much money from my car donation goes to my local public radio station?

We're very proud that our program returns the largest percentage of gross proceeds to stations. We are all public radio employees, and fans. We are doing this because we love your station as much as you do. There are costs and fees that have to be deducted during the car donation process. We have to pay for car pickup or towing, title transfer, auction or dismantling fees, and other costs associated with the program. However, when it's all said and done, we return a minimum of 70% of the gross proceeds to the station, a number that makes your station very happy.

Q: Do you accept any vehicle, anywhere?

Yes, we accept cars, trucks, boats, planes, motorcycles, RVs, and heavy farm equipment, running or not. Just nothing by Fisher Price. No smog certificate is necessary. We pick up vehicles anywhere in the country, with very few exceptions.