How to Donate a Car to Compass Family Services

How to Donate a Car to Compass Family Services

Donate your used car to support Compass Family Services and the homeless and at-risk families we serve


Why donate my car to Compass Family Services?

San Francisco has the highest rate of homeless families for a major US city, with over 2,000 public school students living without permanent housing. For parents needing to pack up belongings each day, get the kids to school on time, and then spending the day applying for shelter and work, life can be tough and your car donation can make a big difference.

What is my car donation tax deduction? 

Compass Family Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. By donating old cars to Compass, you're eligible to receive a tax deduction. For additional tax deduction information, please visit the website or consult your tax advisor. Vehicle donations are managed by Vehicles for Charity. Once you submit your request, Vehicles for Charity will contact you with the appropriate information and vehicle value.

How does it work?

Vehicles for Charity will reach out to you to facilitate a car-pickup after completing their form, even if your car is not functioning. They also handle all the DMV paper work, the sale of your vehicle and transfer the sale funds to Compass Family Services. 

What kind of cars will Compass Family Services accept?

The car donation program will take new, old and used cars - even non-functioning cars or junkers. 

I don't have an automobile to donate. How can I help?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming events and ways you can help or make a charitable donation here.

Donate a car to Compass Family Services at or call 800-574-0888.

If you have any questions about Compass or giving, please contact Nicole Plaza, Development and Communications Associate at