FAQ

What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to NAMI or a NAMI State Organization?

The NAMI Vehicle Donation Program, powered V-DAC in partnership with NAMI, converts cars and other vehicles into cash that helps NAMI achieve its goals. The process is as simple as filling out some paperwork. We do the rest. And it’s tax deductible!

How much will my tax write-off be?

Because you are donating your vehicle to a 501 (c)(3) organization, you are entitled to a tax deduction if you itemize your deductions. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, you are entitled to a deduction equal to the vehicle’s sales price. If your vehicle sold for less than $500, you may deduct the fair market value up to $500. A receipt, or 1098C form, will be mailed to you within 30 days of the vehicle’s sale to determine your available deduction.

How is the value of my car determined?

The value of your vehicle is determined by the price that the vehicle can reasonably be sold for. A good start is to look in an online used car guide such as Edmunds.com. Since most donated vehicles are sold in wholesale markets, the value of your car will generally be somewhat less than the “Trade-In” value listed on such sites. Remember, however, the value of your car is also determined by its year, make, model, and specific condition.

How much money will go to NAMI ?

The NAMI Vehicle Donation Program is operated by V-DAC (Vehicle Donation to Any Charity) in partnership with NAMI. We search high and low to make sure that we give the most money to NAMI or a NAMI State Organization. Our program averages an 80% return of net proceeds to nonprofits.

How long before my organization will get the money?

Since we are serious about selling your vehicle for the best possible price, it can take up to 45-60 days to complete the towing, processing and sale of the vehicle. You will receive emails from us during the process, letting you know the status. After the time of the sale, proceeds are usually delivered to NAMI or a NAMI State Organization within 30 days.

How much work is it for me?

All you have to do is fill out our vehicle donation form online or call 844-888-6264 to give your vehicle’s information, find your vehicle identification number (VIN), fill out a few forms, and mail in the form. We will contact you to arrange a convenient time for pick-up. You don’t even have to be there when we pick it up.

How long until my vehicle is picked-up?

Newer vehicles are picked up right away. For older vehicles it only takes a few days for us to pick it up. If you need to arrange a special pick up (especially for large or unusual vehicles like farming equipment, boats, planes, etc.) then call 844-888-6264 and let them know. If you are in a rush, you can ask about our “Quick Pick-up” service.

Do you accept all vehicles?

We can usually accept all types of vehicles. If we can get it on a tow truck we can accept it as a donation. If you have questions about a particular vehicle you can call us at 844-888-6264. Remember, cars that are running almost always bring more money than those that are not. So if it is simply a dead battery, your car will be worth more if it runs.

What if I have Title Issues?

If you are unable to produce the title for any reason, call us at 844-888-6264. Our donation specialists work with DMVs across the country and can solve any issue you may have about your proof of ownership.

Is there any Cost?

There is absolutely no cost to you, NAMI or a NAMI State Organization.