CARS depends on contributions from the public to keep fighting for safer cars and fair deals for car buyers. CARS also receives important donations of time and expertise from volunteers.
CARS is fiercely independent, and has a strict policy against accepting contributions from the auto industry or other corporate interests. The only exceptions: if the contributions are ordered and approved by a court of law, as part of the settlement of a case brought on behalf of consumers. CARS also does not receive any government funds.
CARS is supported by contributions from individual consumers, grants from foundations, and court- ordered cy pres contributions approved by a court of law. CARS has received grants from respected pro-consumer foundations, including the Consumer Federation of America Foundation and the California Consumer Protection Foundation, through a competitive and accountable process.
CARS is a tax-exempt non-profit public benefit organization. Contributions from consumers are very welcome and essential for our mission. Please note: due to CARS.' advocacy work on behalf of consumers, contributions to CARS are not tax-deductible. CARS is incorporated under IRS Section 501(c)(4).
Annual memberships start at $15. Contributions from individual consumers who care about safety are vital to CARS' mission, and are greatly appreciated. Your help will make CARS' work on behalf of the motoring public an even greater success.
Contribute to CARS
Contributions from individual consumers who care about safety are vital to CARS' mission. Please send donations via check to:
Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS)
1303 J Street, Suite 270
Sacramento, CA 95814
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CARS is a non-profit public benefit organization. Contributions are not tax-deductible, due to CARS' legislative advocacy work on behalf of the public interest.
Thank you for your generous support!