Below you will find a list of organization where you can donate your car or automobile in Minnesota to charitable organizations. Donating your car in Minnesota helps these organizations to achive the funding necessary to do the charitable work they do in Minnesota. Depending on the condition of the vehicles the cars are sold or dismanteled for parts and the proceeds helps this organization raise the money in order to to o all the good they do for the communities in Minnesota.
- Autism Speaks
- Blazesports America, Inc
- Breast Cancer Fund
- Cars for Jobs
- Diabetic Youth Foundation
- Doctors without Borders
- Glaucoma Research Foundation
- Mercy For Animals
- National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
- National Kidney Foundation
- National Marine Life Center
- Operation Enduring Freedom Family Fund
- Surf Aid International
- The Marine Mammal Center
- VIDA - Volunteers for Inter American Development Assistance
- Youth Radio
When you donate your car in Minnesota the donation is tax deductible, however the value is determined based on IRS rules and also the donation facility or oganizaiton you choose. Some organization give you the market value based on sources like Kelly Blue Book others when they sell or monetize the vehicle will send you the donation amount.
In order to donate your car in Minnesota you need to have registration documents to sign over when you surrender the vehicle to the organization you are donating. If you don't have a copy of the registration and you are the owner you can get a copy from Minnesota DMV for a small fee. When the donation is made and you surrender the car you must sign over the pink slip or the registration form and this should end your liability on the vehicle. In Minnesota you usually hold on to your license plates and return them to DMV in Minnesota. Exception to the registration rule in Minnesota are boats and snowmobiles also cars older than 1975. Don't forget to fill in the odometer reading when you sign the Minnesota registration form, this assures that if anything happens because of the car sucha s an accident you have proof that you were no longer the owner or driver of the vehicle.
Carsforbreastcancer Car Donation
3737 E River Rd Ste 1, Minneapolis, MN 55421
Kars 4 Kids Car Donation
40 S 7th St #212-119, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Vietnam Veterans Auto Donation
1440 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Cars with Heart
6121 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55429
Habitat for Humanity
1357 Industrial Park Dr SE, Bemidji, MN 56601
Tips for Donating Your Car or Vehicle
Find a worthy charity, do your homework specially if the charity you usually donate to does not take cars.
Make sure the charity you have chosen in Minnesota is IRS approved so your deduction is tax-deductible. You can find out more information at the IRS site or by readin publication 78 provided by IRS on this subject. You can download a copy of this publication on IRS site by searchig for it.
Once you have selected a charity see if you can drop your car off yourself, your good deed goes a long way since the charity has to pay fees to third parties to pickup the car.
In order to protect yourself from any liabilities or future parking tickets in Minnesota, transfer the title to the charity and inform the local Minnesota DMV of the transfer.
Make sure you have proper documentation of your donation if the car value or the value of your donation exceeds $500 then you will need to document it by filling IRS tax form 8283 and for amounts over $5,000 you will need to get an appraisal for the value of your donation. Most usually you can find the value of your car by checking the Kelley Blue Book, the values of car might be slightly different in Minnesota but in general it is based on age and mileage and condition of the car. And for cars that are worth more than $500 IRS might require a proof from the charity to show how much they got for the car. So be sure to ask for these documents when you make your donation.