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AMERICA CAN CARS FOR KIDS

Write off the Car, Not the Kid®

aka Cars for Kids   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.carsforkids.org

Mission

We solicit donations to help kids graduate to give them an opportunity to build a better future

Ruling year info

2014

CEO

Colin Weatherwax

COO

Amanda Hollins

Main address

7100 Marvin D Love Fwy

Dallas, TX 75237 USA

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EIN

46-2077931

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Reduce the number of car donation companies that use our names and DBA's. Unfortunately we have had to engage with a trademark attorney to help fend off other car donation companies from using our names.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Vehicle Donation Program

We own and operate the Cars for Kids donation program. We operate across the continental United States and Hawaii. We have our friendly donation specialists available 24/7. We accept just about any type of vehicle, motorcycle, RV, pop-up, camper, watercraft, etc. (Running or Not). We have our own title specialists on hand to assist in any title concerns or issues. We also accept boats however, we must have titles to the boat, out board motor and trailer before we can accept. We offer free towing and can in some instances offer same day pickup. We try to accommodate donors and arrange for free pickup at a time and date that is convenient for our donors. Our policy is to provide temporary receipts at the time of pickup and mail the IRS form 1098C within one week of the sale of the vehicle. We have the ability to provide our donors with on line printing of their 1098(C) directly from our web site.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Awards

Top-Rated Nonprofit 2021

Great Non-profits.org

Affiliations & memberships

Texans Can 2013

San Diego Center for Children 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Vehicle Donation Program

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Average price per vehicle within the Dallas Fort Worth Area

Number of Vehicle Donations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Vehicle Donation Program

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

Number of vehicle donations received

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Vehicle Donation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

The used car market boom post covid gave us a huge boost in revenue in 2021 and 2022. In 2023, we faced revenue challenges, however, our expenses also decreased providing us an opportunity to give 2m+

Number of websites and organizations (outside of our organization) that share our resources and information

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vehicle Donation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vehicle Donation Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Vehicle Donation Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are looking at use of social media to help with reaching potential donors as well as buyers for our auctions.

We have hired a social media director to capture what we are doing and make sure that we can increase our presence in this market.

We have hired an in house Social Media manager and utilize a national company to handle search engine optimization and pay per click internet advertising.

We have increased the number of donations significantly over the past three years. We have reduced advertising costs by eliminating those agencies that were not providing a solid ROI. We relocated to a newer and larger facility in Dallas in 2015.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AMERICA CAN CARS FOR KIDS

Board of directors
as of 02/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Rudy Oeftering

America Can! Cars for Kids

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Ms Regina Thompson

America Can! Cars for Kids

Term: 2017 - 2023

Felix A Zamora

America Can Cars for Kids

Michael T Casey

America Can Cars for Kids

Fred Ertz

America Can Cars for Kids

Robert L Garza

America Can Cars for Kids

Michelle A Rankine

America Can Cars for Kids

Anna M Torres

America Can Cars for Kids

Dale Young

America Can Cars for Kids

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/2/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.