The Vehicles For Change Program

Our Program

A nonprofit organization, VFC receives 99 percent of its car donations from the public. We repair cars that meet our quality standards and award them for as little as $950 to eligible families, who are referred to us by social service agencies.

Since 1999, VFC has awarded cars to more than 6,000 low-income families, changing the lives of more than 21,000 people. Our 2011 study found that 75 percent of VFC recipients got better jobs and/or boosted their earnings an average of $7,000 within the first year.  Learn more.

This video, put together by the Calvert Foundation, features the VFC Program:


We guarantee families’ low-interest car loans—allowing them to build credit—and provide an orientation course to prepare them for car ownership. Their VFC vehicles carry a six-month/6,000 warranty, and with proper maintenance will deliver reliable service for at least 24,000 miles or two years.

VFC operates Freedom Wheels, a retail used-car lot that is open to the public so that car prices are kept low for recipients. All proceeds go toward preparing more vehicles for deserving families.

2011-2012 Audited Statements