Vehicle Donation

When you donate your used vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle, RV, boat, plane, or other vehicle) to Boise State Public Radio, we'll turn the proceeds into great programming!

We partner with the Idaho Youth Ranch (IYR) Auto Center to handle all of the details at no charge to you.

How do I donate my vehicle?

  • Contact the Idaho Youth Ranch's Gary Halverson at 208-375-7965 and let him know you are donating a vehicle to Boise State Public Radio.
  • Fill out this form.

Vehicle donation FAQ:
Does a vehicle need to be running to be eligible for donation?
No, your vehicle does not need to be running, however, eligibility is based on repairs required.
 
What paperwork is needed?
You need to have a clear title for the vehicle (in your name with no lien) and a form of identification.
 
Will I get a receipt for the donation?
Yes, you will receive a receipt for your donation when all paperwork is complete.
 
What can I claim as a deduction?
There are several options. Please call the Idaho Youth Ranch Auto Center at (208) 375-7965 or 1-877-278-9664 to decide what is best for you.
 
Do I get an Idaho state tax credit?
Yes, there is an Idaho State tax credit for donating to a youth organization, and Idaho Youth Ranch is a qualified entity.
 
What does Boise State Public Radio do with the donated vehicle?
We partner with the Idaho Youth Ranch Auto Center to facilitate all vehicle donations. The IYR is a licensed Idaho automobile dealer and has a retail car lot in Boise. IYR retails the donated vehicle (as opposed to an out-of-state for-profit company that disposes of the cars at a wholesale auto auction) so all the proceeds stay right here in Idaho! BSPR and IYR share the (after cost of sale) revenue from the retail sale.
 
Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pickup? And who does the pickup?
No, nobody has to be with the vehicle. As long as it is accessible to pick up, IYR will arrange a time for pick up while you are at the office completing the donation paperwork.
 
How much money will Boise State Public Radio receive for the donation?
The amount we receive depends on how much the vehicle sells for. Once a vehicle is sold, BSPR and IYR share the (after cost of sale) revenue from the retail sale.