Donate a Car in New Mexico

Got a car in New Mexico that you want to donate? Then consider printing this list out. It gives the contact information and details about every charity in New Mexico that takes cars or in-kind gifts and has received a two-star or higher rating from the charity evaluator Charity Navigator. Those stars measure how well an organization manages its finances. The charities listed here are also all recognized as having 501(c)(3) status under the US tax code, so as long as your donation to them meets other IRS requirements, you can deduct it on your income taxes.


American Lung Association of the Southwest
5911 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
toll-free 1- 833-866-7869 to donate
The American Lung Association does an enormous amount of work spreading information about air quality and lung disease, including but not limited to radon exposure in residential buildings (which is much more widespread than you would think) and research and treatment for asthma, in addition to a number of effective programs designed to help people quit smoking. The Southwest chapter has a car donation program run by the national American Lung Association, but your donation will go toward the New Mexico chapter. They take just about any kind of vehicle, running or not, and offer free towing. Pickup typically happens within 1-3 business days after you either call them to arrange the donation, or you complete the online form.

3-star charities

Animal Humane New Mexico
Main Campus, 615 Virginia Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
toll-free 1- 844-331-0007 to donate
This next-generation animals shelter and clinic offers a wide variety of services from spay/neuter to training and more. They have a vehicle donation program that accepts automobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles.

Albuquerque Academy
6400 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
toll-free 1- 844-939-0838 to donate
Accepts “tangible assets”. They do not have a full-fledged car donation program, but if your car is in good running condition, this school is worth a call. If they can use your vehicle you’ll get a larger tax deduction.

2-star charities

Rehoboth Christian School
PO Box 41, Rehoboth, NM 87322
toll-free 1- 833-866-7869 to donate
Has a car donation program that accepts cars, trucks, SUVs, boats, planes and more.

Futures for Children
9600 Tennyson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122-2282
toll-free 1- 844-331-0007 to donate
Support American Indian youth by giving to this excellent local school. Futures accepts gifts of personal property. Definitely worth a call if the vehicle you want to donate is in reasonably good running condition.