July 2017: Due to an issue with our vehicle donation service provider we are not able to accept donations at this time. We apologize and are working to get this resolved as quickly as possible. Please check back in late-August for further updates.

Donate your Car, Boat, or RV

Are you thinking of selling or trading in that old car, boat, or RV? Why not donate it instead?

The Friends of the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary has partnered with Car Program Inc (DonateACar.com). to provide an easy-to-use, tax deductible process to donate your vehicle. As a charitable contribution, your donation could make a big difference to the lives of the animals living at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary! To get rolling, all you have to do is fill out the on-line form by clicking one of the icons below!

Don’t forget to select the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary as your charity of choice!

If you’re interested, but would like more information, below are some frequently asked questions or just call 1-800-240-0160 to speak directly with someone!


We accept donations of most car, truck, boat, RV, trailer, jet-ski, snowmobile and even some motorcycles.

Yes, we accept most donated cars and boats running or not. To find out if we can accept your vehicle donation, please submit our online Car Donation Form, Boat Donation Form or RV Donation Form.

We would like the keys and title with your donation, but if you don’t have either of these please call us anyway. We’re oftentimes able to come pick-up your car or boat donation anyway. Please call us toll-free 1-800-240-0160 seven days a week where a friendly car donation specialist is waiting to hear from you.

Yes, we are able to pick up most car, boat and RV donations in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

We will arrange to have your donated car towed away by a professionally licensed, bonded and insured towing company at a scheduled time that is convenient for you.

We will arrange to have a towing company call you within twenty-four hours to schedule your car donation pick-up appointment. We are happy to accommodate rush orders, so please call us toll-free at 1-800-240-0160.

Yes, car, boat and RV donations made to bona fide, IRS verified charitable organizations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We have verified that all charities listed within this site are classified with the IRS as non-profit charitable organizations. However, individual tax situations vary so please check with a tax professional to determine what if any tax benefit you may receive from a tax deductible donation.

The IRS allows you to claim a tax deduction of (a) the fair market value of your vehicle up to $500 or (b) if we sell the vehicle for more than $500 we will mail you a completed IRS tax form 1098-C with that value for your tax purposes.

For additional information, the IRS provides a Donor’s Guide to Car Donations which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property. Here is a link to IRS Publication 4303 — A Donor’s Guide to Car Donations. You need Adobe Reader to view this file – click here to download the free Reader.

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you may have.

Please submit our online Car Donation Form or call us toll-free seven days a week at 1-800-240-0160. Either Way, a friendly car donation specialist is waiting to help you!