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Vehicle Donation Program

South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) is a vital community resource producing and broadcasting high-quality, commercial-free programs and valuable community outreach projects that educate, enlighten and entertain. SDPB broadcasts more than 150 hours of local programming each year and over 65 hours of educational children’s programming every week. SDPB Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, with 40 hours a week of local programming.

Your car donation to South Dakota Public Broadcasting will help maintain a strong, independent voice, available to all viewers and listeners free of charge. SDPB proudly partners with the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program to accept your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, snowmobile, or RV donation. When you donate a car to SDPB, you’ll receive a tax deduction while supporting the programs you love. Click here to get started on your South Dakota Public Broadcasting car donation!

How to Donate Your Car to SDPB

Step 1: Provide Vehicle Information

Fill out the donation form to provide us with information about your car, including the VIN, year, make, model, and condition.

Step 2: Schedule Free Pick Up

Tell us a little about yourself and where the car will be picked up. A towing agent will call you within 2-3 business days to schedule a pick up time most convenient for you.

Step 3: Track Your Car Donation

After you submit your car donation, you will receive a confirmation email with access to your Donor Console. From your Donor Console, you can track your car donation in real-time, submit documents, and get title and tax information. After your car is sold, you’ll be emailed a tax receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I donate my car to SDPB?

There are many car donation programs on the internet making heartfelt appeals for vehicles, but only a small number of these programs actually make a difference to the charity. SDPB offers complete transparency on where your car donation is going, who it’s helping, and how it’s going to get there.

What types of vehicles does SDPB accept?

We gratefully accept almost all car donations. We also accept donated trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers and RVs on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions about a vehicle you’d like to donate, call us at 1-877-215-0227.

What documentation is needed to donate a car?

You’ll need to have a clear title in order to complete your car donation. If you can’t find your title, you’ll have to apply for a duplicate. Instructions on how to sign your South Dakota title over to our authorized agent, Advanced Remarketing Services, can be found here

How much money will SDPB receive from my car donation?

Donating a car or other vehicle to charity can be a confusing decision. Many charity car donation programs promise to help the charities but are run by third-party processors that return very little to the charity. The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program returns 80% of the gross selling price for car donations back to SDPB, the highest of any vehicle donation program. 

Can I claim a car donation on my taxes?

Within 30 days of the sale of your vehicle, you’ll receive an email with a tax receipt for your car donation. If your car sold for over $500, you can claim the full selling price when itemizing taxes. If it sold for less than $500, you can claim the fair market value up to $499. Please consult with your tax advisor on the best way to claim your South Dakota Public Broadcasting car donation tax deduction.

Still have questions on donating your car to SDPB?

Click here to view our full FAQ page.


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2007 Mazda 3 Donated to WBFO

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