Donate a Vehicle

Car donations to the SF SPCA are facilitated by Insurance Auto Auctions (the authorized agent of the SF SPCA for car donations). You can reach our dedicated contact agent at the following toll-free number: 1.866.473.7722.

You can also donate your car by completing this car donation form and someone will call you (usually within an hour) to schedule your pick-up appointment. This donation form will be imported directly into our database as a charity referral submission for the SF SPCA.

Vehicle Donation FAQ

What kind of vehicles can I donate?
Insurance Auto Auctions accepts most vehicles and vessels, including but not limited to cars, trucks, trailers, motorcycles, boats and RV's.

My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
Yes, the program is able to accept most vehicles, running or not (exceptions include some older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing).

What papers do I need to donate my vehicle?
We would like the title to the vehicle, but if you do not have it please call Insurance Auto Auctions anyway.  It may be possible to make other arrangements.

Can you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?
Yes, Insurance Auto Auctions is able to pick up accepted vehicles in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

How will my car be picked up?
Insurance Auto Auctions will arrange to have your vehicle towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company.

How long will it take to pick up my car? 
Insurance Auto Auctions now offers free next day pick-up. As long as they receive your call or information by 2pm local time, they'll schedule a next day pick-up appointment.

Do I have to be present when the car is released?
No, it is not necessary to be present but it is recommended so that any problems can be readily resolved. If you are not able to be present, please let Insurance Auto Auctions know in advance to ensure pick-up goes smoothly. 

To whom do I transfer title?
Insurance Auto Auctions

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, but tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to see what tax benefit you may receive.

How does my tax deduction work?
The IRS allows you, the taxpayer, to claim a tax deduction of either the value of your vehicle up to $500 or, if the program sells the vehicle for more than $500, we will mail you a completed IRS tax form 1098-C with that value for your tax purposes.