Car Donation Philadelphia

Donate a Car in Philadelphia

The city of brotherly love has plenty of great charities that accept donated cars. All the charities listed here have IRS 501(c)(3) certification, so donations to them count for tax deductions on your income tax. They are also all listed on the internationally recognized charity review/evaluation site Charity Navigator, having earned either three or four stars from that website.

Please note that a few of the charities listed on this page do not have car donation programs set up. However, due to the nature of their work, they are worth calling to see if they would accept a car as a donation on a case by case basis. Your car will need to be running, and in modestly good condition, but if you can give your car to a charity that will actually use it instead of just sell it at an auction (this is what happens to 90% of donated cars), then you will qualify for a much larger tax deduction. Be sure to check with your CPA or tax preparer to make sure you’ve got all your ducks in a row for the donation.

Pennsylvania SPCA
(833) 866-7869, ext. 2631
Help animals by donating your car, boat, truck, RV, Jet Ski or snowmobile. Donations are probably sold at auction. This charity outsources their donation program to

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Help keep colleges and universities free-thinking. FIRE does not have a car donation program set up, but they do accept gifts of “stock and property”, so they are worth a call.

Urban Affairs Coalition
Accepts in-kind donations (they mention furniture, computers, and works of art). They might be able to use your car, so check with them at (844) 939-0838 or via email at

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee
Accepts vehicle donations. They have outsourced their car donations to V-DAC (Vehicle Donation to any Charity) Program. Your vehicle will be sold at auction.

3-star rating from Charity Navigator
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Does not have a vehicle donation program, but is probably worth a try anyway.

3 star rating from Charity Navigator
Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania
Their Cars for Kids’ Sake program accepts all vehicles, whether they are running or not. By “all”, I mean cars, trucks, motor homes, SUVs, airplanes, boats, construction equipment and farm equipment. They offer free towing. You will need the vehicle’s VIN number and its mileage to set up the donation/pickup.