Donated Cars in Michigan

Are you on the road to self-sufficiency but struggle with transportation? Are you ready to gain access to better employment opportunities and enjoy personal independence? Vehicles for Change may be able to help you get there!

We receive car donations from the public, our ASE certified master mechanics oversee making them “road ready,” and then we award them at affordable prices to eligible families in Maryland, Virginia and Michigan.

To qualify for a vehicle, you must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Is currently employed full time (minimum 30+ hours per week)
  • Have a current valid Michigan Driver’s license prior to submitting of application
  • Qualify as low income under guidelines below
  • Need a car for employment purposes
  • Does not own any other car nor have one available to you
  • Does not have any insurance violations with SOS
  • Have parental responsibility if under the age of 25
  • Have savings of $500 to cover the cost of insurance, taxes, tags and title
  • Be insurable, drug-free and no DUI/DWI on driver record
  • If enrolled full-time in a post-secondary education program (i.e. 9 or more credit hours), you must work a minimum of 25 hours per week. Must provide proof of full-time enrollment.

In addition, the program operates under the general guidelines that the recipient:

  • Is willing and able to take a short-term bank loan to cover costs associated with the car
  • Will attend Car Orientation program prior to receiving car
  • Is insurable and can budget the ongoing expense of car insurance
Household Size Maximum Income Level
1 $22,000
2 $32,500
3 $37,500
4 $41,875
5 $46,250
6 $51,875

Please note, income is variable based on our sponsoring agencies qualifications, this chart should be used as a guide.

Families from Michigan should work with VFC's staff at our Detroit Location. Learn more about this program.

In Michigan, Vehicles for Change is working with the following organizations to award vehicles. If you live in Michigan and are interested in receiving a car from Vehicles for Change, please contact these agencies. Please note additional qualifications may apply: