Donate a Vehicle

Trade your “wheels” for meals. Donate your auto, truck, boat, or R.V. to SVdP!

vehicleProceeds of your gift stay in San Mateo County to help us feed the hungry and provide emergency assistance to those in need.

Why Donate Your Car?

  • We pick up 7 days a week
  • Maximum allowable tax deductions for car, boat or RV
  • Live operators 7 days a week
  • We accept all cars, running or not, as well as boats and RVs
  • We do DMV and IRS paperwork and personal information is safeguarded
  • 91¢ of each dollar goes to programs for the needy in San Mateo County
  • Money directed to preferred SVdP program or SVdP parish location

Auto Donation Form
Boat Donation Form

IRS Tax Information

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit charitable organization. If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may claim a deduction for your vehicle donation. Generally, donors who itemize their tax deductions can deduct the fair market value of any donated vehicle. For more complete information, see: IRS Publication 4303, A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations at the IRS website.

Reporting Requirements: SVdP’s Responsibility

We will provide a tax receipt for each car, truck, boat or RV donated. For a car, truck, boat or RV donation auctioned for $500 or more we will also provide the donor an IRS form 1098-C if the donor has provided us with a social security number. For a vehicle auctioned for more than $5,000 will also sign the donors Form 8283, Section B, part IV. ??Donor’s Responsibility: ?If your car, truck, boat or RV donation was auctioned for $500 or more you will have to complete Form 8283 and include Form 1098-C with your IRS filing which itemizes deductions. Complete Form 8283 Part A for vehicles which sold for $500 but less than $5,000. Complete Form 8283 Part B for vehicles which sold for more than $5,000. If a vehicle is given to a needy person and the value is more than $5,000 then SVdP will provide a certified appraisal for IRS and sign your 8283 Part B IRS form.