Protect the Rivers You Love


Our Mission

American Rivers believes every community in our country should have clean water and a healthy river. Since 1973, we have protected wild rivers, restored damaged rivers and conserved clean water for people and nature. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices across the country, we are the premier river conservation organization in the United States, delivering solutions that will last for generations to come.

Our vision is to keep rivers healthy and free while providing people with the water they need. By donating your vehicle today, you will help us fight for clean water, thriving communities and healthy ecosystems. Together, we can make a future of healthy, free-flowing rivers possible everywhere, for everyone.

To learn more about American Rivers, visit us at

Donate Your Vehicle and Make A Difference

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat to American Rivers by simply completing the form below and we'll reach out to you to arrange the pick-up of your vehicle donation, at no cost to you. You may qualify for a tax deduction while supporting a cause that is near and dear to your heart!

Vehicle donation pick-up is always free to you and most vehicles can be picked up within 24-72 hours. You'll receive an initial car donation receipt upon pick-up and then our team will work to turn your car into cash to support our cause. Our friendly Donor Support Representatives are here 7 days a week to assist throughout the process.

We Accept All Types of Vehicles
Call us today: 844-558-GIVE (4483)


1. Simply call or complete the online donation form.
2. Schedule your free and convenient pick-up.
3. Receive a donation receipt.That’s it!

Why Donate?

Is your car in need of costly repairs? Was it not worth as much as you hoped for? Just feeling generous? Whatever your reason, CARS makes donating your car easy, and you may even receive a tax deduction in the process!

How It Works:

Pick a nonprofit. Giving from one to another.
Pick a Nonprofit

Start by choosing a nonprofit below, then fill out the online form or call 1-844-688-4483. One of our helpful Customer Service Representatives will guide you through the process every step of the way, so you can feel confident about your donation.

Schedule your free pick-up. We tow your car at no charge.
Schedule Your Free Pick-up

What time works best for you? We’ll pick up your vehicle just about anywhere in the U.S. within 72 hours of completing the donation. All vehicles are considered, running or not.

Thank you for your donation! Most qualify for a tax deduction.
Receive a Tax Deduction

Most vehicle donations qualify for a tax deduction. You’ll receive a donation receipt for your meaningful contribution at the time of the pick-up.

Tax Benefits

When your vehicle is picked up, the driver will provide you with an initial donation receipt. You may claim up to $500 on your donation even if your vehicle sells for less. If your vehicle sells for over $500, we will provide a 1098-C IRS form which will allow you to claim the full sale price.

For more information, please consult a tax professional or review IRS Publication 4303 .