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Human Services : Social Services

Charity Cars

Providing donated vehicles to struggling families

92.92

407 Wekiva Springs Road Suite 201
Longwood, FL 32779
tel: (800) 242-7489   Web Site
EIN: 59-3362703

CEO
Brian Menzies
CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.92
  Financial 90.00
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1996, Charity Cars provides a free vehicle and vehicle support services to assist disadvantaged families in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. The Charity Cars program provides a vehicle that has been refurbished to insure safety and reliability, and at times a license plate, the down-payment for insurance, a service warranty, and case management services to families willing to work. The National Car Donations System (NCDS) has the ability to process vehicle donations from anywhere in the country. Charity Cars is now in a position to assist other communities in the task of implementing a viable, responsive, accountable and cost-effective vehicle donations program. The Charity Cars program offers an indispensable solution to the critical transportation dilemma confronting States grappling with welfare reform.

Established in 1996, Charity Cars provides a free vehicle and vehicle support services to assist disadvantaged families in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. The Charity Cars program provides a vehicle that has been refurbished to insure safety and reliability, and at times a license plate, the down-payment for insurance, a service warranty, and case management services to families willing to work. The National Car Donations System (NCDS) has the ability to process vehicle donations from anywhere in the country. Charity Cars is now in a position to assist other communities in the task of implementing a viable, responsive, accountable and cost-effective vehicle donations program. The Charity Cars program offers an indispensable solution to the critical transportation dilemma confronting States grappling with welfare reform.

Financial

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth 14.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charity Cars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Charity Cars on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Charity Cars (FL) 92.92
Community Transportation Network (IN) 96.66
Tipping Point Community (CA) 94.07
Sharing House (NC) 94.07
Together We Cope (IL) 87.62

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,383,257
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $152,800
Total Contributions $9,536,057
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,536,057
   Other Revenue $1,987
TOTAL REVENUE $9,538,044
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,428,212
   Administrative Expenses $275,611
   Fundraising Expenses $1,386,899
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,090,722
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,552,678
   
Net Assets $2,798,275

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
www.800charitycars.org - Car Donation Portal $7,102,482 75.3%
www.Freecharitycars.org $2,294,808 24.3%
www.1-877-Charity.org $11,053 0.1%

Ratings History
Charity Cars has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 11/01/2021 92.92
2019-08 12/01/2020 92.92
2018-08 02/01/2020 90.22
2018-08 06/01/2019 94.74
2017-08 07/01/2018 94.74
2016-08 09/01/2017 98.23
2015-08 08/01/2016 94.69
2014-08 06/01/2016 91.03
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 04/01/2016 82.90
2014-08 10/01/2015 81.21
2013-08 09/01/2014 76.47
2012-08 06/01/2013 72.53
2011-08 07/01/2012 67.16
2010-08 09/20/2011 67.27
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 07/01/2011 57.35
2009-08 06/01/2010 62.02
2008-08 09/01/2009 78.96
2007-08 07/01/2008 80.10
2006-08 05/01/2007 76.85
2005-08 10/01/2006 71.54

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-3362703
Name in IRS Master File CHARITY CARS INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
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 June, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$329,361 2.96% Brian Menzies President

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Charity Cars (FL) 92.92
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Charity Contact Info

Charity Cars
407 Wekiva Springs Road
Suite 201
Longwood, FL 32779
tel: (800) 242-7489
EIN: 59-3362703

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CEO

Brian Menzies
CEO

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