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Wheels for Wishes

ST LOUIS PARK, MN

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Archived CN Advisory

10/26/2015-11/01/2017: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for Wheels for Wishes on November 1, 2017, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since October 26, 2017).

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Wheels for Wishes because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On October 15, 2015, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Wheels for Wishes, is the subject of an investigation by the Minnesota Attorney General according to an article titled, "Nation's Largest Car Donation Charity a Self-Dealing Mess." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The Nonprofit Quarterly article.

EIN 26-3408048
Name in IRS Master File CAR DONATION FOUNDATION
Street Address 5775 WAYZATA BLVD STE 700
City, State, Zip ST LOUIS PARK, MN 55416-1233
NTEE Code T12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 2009
Asset Amount $6,768,634
Income Amount $73,268,122
Form 990 Revenue Amount $28,164,293
Latest Form 990 Return December, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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