When you donate your vehicle to Iowa PBS, you will be supporting all the programs you love; plus, if you itemize your return you can potentially take advantage of a tax deduction.
Complete the online form or call us at 877-309-4788 and we'll take care of the rest, including pickup, at no cost to you.
Once your vehicle has been sold, you'll be sent a receipt for your tax records, and the sale proceeds will be donated to Friends of Iowa PBS in your name. You will also receive a one-year membership to Friends of Iowa PBS.
What type of vehicles do you accept as donations?
We accept most cars, trucks, vans, fleet vehicles, trailers, boats, motorcycles and RVs. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please send us an email or call us at 877.309.4788.
Is my car donation tax deductible?
Yes. Vehicles donated will benefit Iowa PBS, a nonprofit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and are tax deductible. For more information view A Donor's Guide to Vehicle Donations.
What paperwork will I need for the DMV?
You will need a signed, clear title free of all liens. If there is a lien listed on the front of the title, please include the original lien release. If you do not have a title, please call our donation department at 877.309.4788. Our title specialists can usually help obtain a duplicate title from your local motor vehicle department.
What if I lost the title?
Please call our donation department at 877.309.4788. Our title specialists can usually help obtain a duplicate title from your local motor vehicle department.
What does Iowa PBS do with the vehicles?
Vehicles are sold at private auction and the proceeds are used to support Iowa PBS. Funds from vehicle donations help Iowa PBS acquire and produce quality educational and entertainment programs and support our outreach efforts in the community.
Do I get a receipt for my donation which shows how much money my car raised for Iowa PBS?
Yes. You will be mailed a receipt that shows the amount your donated vehicle brought in at auction or $500, whichever is greater. You should expect to receive your receipt of sale about four to eight weeks after you donate your vehicle.
Can I value my vehicle before I donate it to Iowa PBS?
Many factors can contribute to the final selling price of any vehicle, including the make, model and year of your car, along with any mechanical or physical damage to the vehicle that could affect its value. Iowa PBS’s vehicle donation representatives cannot guarantee the final selling price, which is your charitable contribution to Iowa PBS.
My car hasn't run in years. Can I still donate it?
Yes. We accept vehicles in all conditions. Your vehicle doesn’t need to run but you will need proof of ownership.
How will my car be picked up?
We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away on a scheduled date previously agreed upon with you. We will not pick up a vehicle without first contacting you.
How can I schedule a pickup?
Please complete and submit the Vehicle Donation Form above or call us 877.309.4788.