FAQ for Charities


  1. Who is V-DAC?
  2. Do charities pay fees to join V-DAC?
  3. How does V-DAC get paid?
  4. Is there any liability to the Non-Profit?
  5. Who is the Central Charity V-DAC uses?
  6. Is a contract required?
  7. How much of the vehicle proceeds go to the non-profit?
  8. Is a vehicle donation tax deductible?
  9. Do you accept all vehicles?
  10. Do you accept things other than vehicles?
  11. Do you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?
  12. Are there any costs to the donor?
  13. What if the donor has lost the title certificate?
  14. How is the V-DAC Program different from others?
  1. Who is V-DAC?
    Vehicle Donation to Any Charity, LLC is a Fundraising Counsel, registered with the State of California, Office of the Attorney General. V-DAC is not a Commercial Fund Raiser. It provides a service that allows any charity, church or school in the country to have a vehicle donation program. It assists those charities with marketing materials and its operational expertise. V-DAC has created, and provides to single and multi-chapter non-profits, a complete and low cost national method to raise funds through vehicle donation.
  2. Do charities pay fees to join V-DAC?
    No. Charities pay no fees or any money to join or use the V-DAC program.
  3. How does V-DAC get paid?
    V-DAC gets a small fee from the proceeds of the sale of donated vehicles. If the vehicle sale does not cover all of the costs of disposition, V-DAC covers any negative.
  4. Is there any liability to the Non-Profit?
    No. Under the unique V-DAC structure, the vehicle is actually donated to a Central Charity – “to the benefit of you”. This is how you avoid any line-of-title liability and receive your check free of any Fund Raising Costs. All of the expenses of converting the car into cash are incurred under the Central Charity’s ownership and reported by it.
  5. Who is the Central Charity V-DAC uses?
    Our central charity is Independent Charities of America (“ICA”). It is a 501(c)(3), registered in every state. It serves the largest federation of non-profits in the country and it runs the “Federal Campaign” on behalf of the United States government.
  6. Is a contract required?
    No. V-DAC does not require a contract from any non-profit. Use the program voluntarily as long as you are satisfied and it is helping you raise money.
  7. How much of the vehicle proceeds go to the non-profit?
    The V-DAC program controls costs and tries to return as much of the gross proceeds as possible to designated charities. Our program delivered an average of 61% of gross proceeds in 2007. Some large advertised programs return as little as 5% to charities. The Attorney General of California, in their 2005 report, stated that charities received an average of only 49% of gross proceeds from all of the states vehicle donation programs.
  8. Is a vehicle donation tax deductible?
    Yes. The donation is a charitable contribution that can be deducted from the taxes of donors who itemizes their taxes. [See Tax Information.]
  9. Do you accept all vehicles
    We strive to accept all vehicles, running or not, anywhere in the country.
  10. Do you accept things other than vehicles?
    We accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, RV’s, boats, airplanes, farm equipment etc. If you have a unique item, call our toll free number 877-999-8322 for assistance.
  11. Do you pick up vehicles in all 50 states?
    Yes. Our vehicle disposition services are available in all 50 states.
  12. Are there any costs to the donor? No. There are no costs to the donor. The costs of towing, title transfer, processing and management of the vehicle donation program are paid for from the proceeds of the vehicle sale. In the event the sale proceeds do not cover all costs, V-DAC covers any shortfalls.
  13. What if the donor has lost the title certificate?
    A free and clear title is usually required, although this depends on the state you are in. If donors have lost their title, they should contact us at 877-999-8322. Our vehicle disposition specialists are experts in solving title and DMV problems.
  14. How is the V-DAC Program different from others?
    Other programs require contracts from each individual charity, imposing responsibilities and risks. V-DAC requires no contract. Use the program voluntarily as long as you are satisfied and it is helping you raise money.
    Also, V-DAC uses a separate “Central Charity” to which vehicles are donated, “to the benefit of the donor’s designated charity”. By this means, the designated charity avoids liability from being in the line of title and all of the net proceeds are delivered to the charity free of any “fund raising costs”. The costs of converting the car-to-cash are all borne by the central charity.