Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby San Diego, CA. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Providing medical and non-medical assistance to the victims of disaster
International Relief Teams (IRT) alleviates human suffering by providing health services and humanitarian assistance to victims of disaster, neglect, and profound poverty worldwide. Since 1988, IRT has provided $6.5 million in volunteer services and $308 million in medicines and supplies to families in desperate need in 68 countries worldwide. IRT focuses on two core activities: 1) disaster relief and 2) building healthy communities. During disasters, IRT chooses appropriate responses to leverage donor resources to their highest effectiveness, including deploying medical and reconstruction teams, providing relief supplies, or financing the restoration of livelihoods and infrastructure. IRT builds healthy communities by providing a) medical training to save babies' lives, b) surgeries for the forgotten poor, c) eye glasses to improve sight, d) medicines for rural hospitals and clinics, e) nutrition and education support for abused, abandoned and homeless children.
Inspiring philanthropy beyond borders
Established in 1990, the International Community Foundation (ICF) seeks to increase charitable giving and volunteerism across U.S. borders to benefit overseas communities and nonprofit organizations. ICF's vision is to become a respected national leader in promoting effective internationally-focused community philanthropy through our grantmaking, programs, research, and donor educational services benefiting nonprofits in Mexico, leveraging the strength of our strategic global partnerships. In fiscal year 2014, ICF distributed $6.1 million in grants, focusing on the following geographic areas: the U.S. - Mexico Border, Baja California Peninsula, Sea of Cortez, Latin America and the Caribbean Region.
Education. Opportunity. Transformation.
The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and to help them develop hope for a future with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success. Monarch School provides an excellent academic and supportive environment in which any student in San Diego County who is impacted by homelessness will receive a rigorous education and grow personally to become a highly motivated, contributing member of society. Monarch removes barriers typically encountered by homeless students and provides programs and services not offered at traditional schools.
Using the power of stories to change lives around the world
INVISIBLE CHILDREN EXISTS TO BRING A PERMANENT END TO LRA ATROCITIES.ETHOS We believe in the equal and inherent value of all human life. We believe that a worldview bound by borders is outdated and that stopping injustice anywhere is the responsibility of humanity everywhere. MODELInvisible Children focuses exclusively on the LRA conflict through an integrated four-part model that addresses the problem in its entirety: immediate needs and long-term effects.
Protecting and preserving coastal ecosystems and wildlife in the Californias and Latin America
WiLDCOAST protects and preserves coastal ecosystems and wildlife in the Californias and Latin America by building grassroots support, conducting media campaigns and establishing protected areas. WiLDCOAST was founded in 2000 in order to protect some of the most ecologically important coastal wildlands, islands and marine areas that remain in California and Baja California. Since its inception, WiLDCOAST has successfully protected more than one million acres of coastal wildlands and halted the development plans of illegal mega-resorts throughout the Baja California Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez. Through its innovative conservation campaigns, WiLDCOAST has brought critical attention to pressing environmental issues in the Californias.
Fighting toxic pollution, protecting public health, promoting environmental justice
Founded in 1980, the Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) is dedicated to achieving environmental and social justice. We believe that justice is accomplished by empowered communities acting together to make social change. We organize and advocate to protect public health and the environment threatened by toxic pollution. EHC supports broad efforts that create a just society which foster a healthy and sustainable quality of life. EHC has responded to community needs in the region by empowering citizens through community organization and technical assistance, and by developing policies which lead to long-term solutions. By participating in national and international networks, EHC effectively disseminates information and creates social policy change on a broader scale.