Donate Your Vehicle to Friends of Acadia

Thinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck, RV, or other vehicle? Turn that vehicle into support for the park you love—Acadia National Park!

Whether your vehicle is in perfect condition or completely unusable, we’ll take it! Friends of Acadia is accepting donations in the form of vehicles which we will either deploy to the park to be used by Acadia’s rangers, sell at our Annual Friends of Acadia Benefit, or utilize one of our partners to process the sale of your vehicle at auto auction.

Contact FOA by using the form below to get the ball (um… we mean wheels) rolling!

Vehicles used in the park by Acadia National Park staff…

Natural and cultural resource rangers need vehicles as they work on trails, carriage roads, and throughout the park. Interpretive rangers need vehicles as they provide programming in and around Acadia. If your vehicle is safe and reliable, it may be added to the fleet at Acadia National Park.

Vehicles sold at the Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit…

Is your vehicle a classic or a gem? Then we will likely include it in an upcoming auction as a part of the Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit. In the past we have sold at top dollar vintage Mercedes, Jeepsters, Fords, and more – all for Acadia!

Vehicles sold at auto auctions…

After careful vetting, Friends of Acadia has partnered with both CARS and CauseNetwork to sell vehicles that cannot be used in the park or at the Annual Benefit. Proceeds from the sale of these vehicles will be returned to Friends of Acadia and used an array of conservation programs in and around Acadia.

Regardless of how your vehicle is used, thank you for your generosity and please know that your gift will go far to help us preserve and protect Acadia National Park. Your first step is to complete the brief form below.

Car Donation Form

Car Donations – Frequently Asked Questions

When your vehicle is sold with our partners, Friends of Acadia receives at least 70% of the net proceeds from the sale.

It’s simple, fun and free. We convert the car into cash, which becomes a welcome donation to FOA, and you may be entitled to a tax deduction. We accept all types of vehicles nationwide. Avoid the cost and hassle of repairing or selling a car you no longer want.

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, off road vehicles, heavy equipment, and most other motorized vehicles. We are able to accept most vehicles running or not. Exceptions include older vehicles whose value would not offset the cost of towing. Most vehicles need to be intact and in towable condition.

We will arrange to have your vehicle towed away at a scheduled time convenient for you. The vehicle will be picked up by a licensed tow company at no cost to you and will be taken to our sale location.

We will contact you to schedule an appointment within two to three business days. If you need your car picked up sooner, please call us so we may try to make those arrangements as well.

The amount that is tax deductible is the sale price of the vehicle. The value of your vehicle is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle. You no longer have the burden of determining the value yourself. Before filing your tax write-offs, please visit the IRS Publication 526 which sets forth the manner in which the IRS requires you to determine the value of your donated property

Yes, the driver will issue a receipt at the time of pick-up. This is not your final tax receipt unless the sale of your vehicle does not exceed $500. This initial acknowledgement will indicate your name as well as the year, make, model and condition of the car you are donating.

You will need a clear title on the vehicle. Any lien holder listed on the title must be cleared and or released by the bank. This law varies by state. Please refer to the DMV in your state for clear instructions. If you do not have the title, please call us anyway. It is possible that other arrangements may be made.

Friends of Acadia is registered to raise funds in all states that require charitable registration. See CHARITABLE REGISTRATION DISCLOSURES for states such as Florida that require us to list their disclosure language statements.