Free Cars For Low Income Families

Are you curious as to how you can get free cars for low income families?  Believe it or not there are actually a good number of organizations out there who offer grants (if not outright cars) for families in financial need.

Think about how necessary a car is in today’s society.  Perhaps if you live in a large city with an excellent public transportation you can get away without having a car.  But even then there are times that a car could come in handy; indeed when a car can be downright necessary, especially when you don’t have the cash on hand to call a cab.  Unfortunately for many low income families owning a car is a pipe dream.  They simply can’t afford one even though they live in a country where one’s way of life is defined by being able to move about independently.

The United States has one of the highest concentrations of cars per capita of any country on the planet, but unfortunately the distribution of cars is not even throughout the population.  While many families own two or more cars; sometimes even having one car per member of the household, other families, usually those with lower incomes or who fall in under the poverty line end up having no cars at all, which is where those organizations that offer grants for cars or who award cars to deserving families outright can definitely play their part.

Grants for cars for low income families come in one of two basic forms, they are either grants for money in order to purchase a car, or cars awarded to families outright based on financial need.  These cars and the money to purchase cars either come from nonprofit organizations or charitable organizations. Two examples of these kinds of organizations are and Vehicles for Change. solicits essays from individuals (low income families and students) or nonprofit organizations that are looking to get a free car in order to make a difference in their lives or in their work.  Along with proof of financial need these essays are judged by the organization and free used cars are awarded to those individuals who fit their specifications.  For more information on car grants go to: NOTE: is no longer providing a car grant service please see Kipp Shives updated post on Car Grants and Cars For Low Income Families for current providers.

Vehicles for Change is a charitable foundation that awards low income families, individuals and nonprofit organizations rebuilt and repaired used cars to help them overcome the worst of their difficulties.  For more information regarding Vehicles for Change, go to:

Of course these are not the only organizations out there that offer grants to low income families for cars.  In fact, if you Google “car grants” chances are good that you will find organizations specific to your area; set up to help individuals in need get affordable vehicles in order to make their lives easier.

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33 Comments to “Free Cars For Low Income Families”

  1. Richard Harris says:

    Hi my name is Richard and I need help finding transportation I live in Wyoming and the city has a small public transportation service. As a single parent of five I made sure my children had what they needed but I forgot about me. Now their adults and I’m glad to say their doing good I’ve became ill I have c.o.p.d./lupus/diabetes/high blood pressure/sleep apnea I wear oxygen 24/7 with the copd and lupus its hard to make it to the bus stop. I need a car to go to my doctors appointments pick up my medication or just go to the park. I need two or more tanks of oxygen my diabetes test kit are not something you can carry to bus stop I need help.

  2. Anthony says:

    Hello I’m in need of a car I have a full time day job and no assistance for my 4 year old son. I need a vehicle basically to get to work and try to get him in daycare please help if you can thank you.

  3. Jennifer Boxley says:

    Hello I am disabled with PTSD, ANXIETY, and raise my 2 year old grandson I am alone with no family in my state I’ve been in counseling for over 1 year I also have lots of doctors appointments I was homeless for 2 years and now have my own apartment that I’ve maintained for 1 1/2 years now and truly need a car I also volunteer in the community to give back where I came from I’ve survived domestic violence and a brutal rape in 2010 I have paper work to prove what I have written hope someone can help.

  4. Mekeda Henderson says:

    A returning student whom struggled all last year and now with I struggle with transportation for my child and myself. I failed my class due to attendance reasons only and not performance which was indeed embarrassing. I have yet to register for this semester and believe I would do well. I pray for reliable transportation for my daughter and myself.

  5. Stephenie Hyatt-Esposito says:

    My family lives in Tennessee, and I do not know where this type of program is. We live in a small town so looking for work is next to impossible. I have a 14 year old girl, and a 17 year old boy(with autism), and transportation is essential for his care. I hope you can help me find a program that will help. We need a car badly.

  6. Cynthia says:

    My subaru 1990 was stolen and now in a shop but insurance may say it is a total loss the back seat was torn up pulled out to get to my trunk I need a newer type very economical small car I am 56 years old with disabilities of many things I have to have a car for Doctors see family that live far away I am on SSDI very low income in HUD housing apartments I need the car to have good security help me I have full coverage insurance now and need a newer car Help me please TY

  7. Carl Evangelista says:

    I have opened comments for this post but please understand… We have now moved this discussion to Kipp Shives Grants For Cars More resent list of Car Grants

  8. Akex says:

    I want… I want… I want… I need… I need… I need…
    My parents always instilled in me that if i want something earn it

    • becky says:

      Apparently they didn’t teach you reading comprehension or compassion because I reviewed the posts and didn’t see an…I want…in there anywhere…but usually self ritcheous children with perfect parents can afford to judge.
      Some of the less fortunate population didn’t have parents to teach them anything and have been on their own their whole life even from childhood. Maybe the only thing they did “want” is a parent! But then again maybe they “needed” that too…
      Oh well screw em all but you eh?

  9. Rita says:

    I am in desperate need of a vehicle(I am a disabled RN-worked 28+yrs) and I was unaware of the laws about disability doesn’t start for 6 mos; I carried disability/medical/gap,etc. insurance and I had no idea they would repo my truck. I take care of my elderly mom who is ill. I don’t want a handout, I can pay up to $200.00 mo. notes but I do not have a down payment. I just need a vehicle so I can take my mom to the doctors and go to the grocery stores/pharmacies/etc. I you know how I can find a good vehicle I can afford-I would appreciate it. Thanks and have a blessed day, Rita

  10. Anthony Jones says:

    HI, am a very-low income minority in Detroit, Michigan and cannot afford to buy a car to look for work, I do landscaping and home improvement and in need of a good reliable SUV , can you help.

  11. crystal patton-moles says:

    i was recently diagnoised with a terminal illness! i have 4 children the ages are 14-7 we had to move over 150 miles from family! im on socisl security temporarly! my transmisson ent out for 2nd tme i 2 years! myhusband lost his jjob due to lack of trnsportation! my absolute dying wish is i want to study law and help fix alot of the silliy stuff going on in his country!i know wht i wnna do,iknow where i wanna go!but i have no mode of ransportation tohelp me fulfill my life long dream and passion!!thank you!!

  12. Wendy R Swartz says:

    I am in desperate need of a car. I am disabled and have many Dr appts I need to get to and then there is the problem of getting to CVS Pharmacy to get my prescriptions filled. I have an EBT card for food but I have no way to get to the grocery store to get the food. I have no income whatsoever to pay for cab service due to the continuing battle of trying to receive my disability benefits. I had a car which I was forced to sell to pay my rent or be evicted. I would be so appreciative of any kind of assistance in this matter. Thank you for your time in reading this and for any possible help you may be able to give.
    Wendy R Swartz

  13. april whalen says:

    I have three kids one that is handicap and no car and need one real bad please help me

  14. Good Citizen says:

    BEWARE!! Watch out for, it doesn’t exist and it tried to attack my computer with a virus.

    • Carl Evangelista says:

      I take comments like this very serious and after review of the link there is no problem. It is virus free and safe to click.

      • Josephine Ewin says:

        Sorry Evangelista, but I tried that link too and it didn’t come up for me either. Kept saying that there was something wrong with the security.

  15. sherrie barnett says:

    My son and I are without means of transportation and need a car desparetly because we live out in the boonies, or the country so to speak. My daughter totaled my car out about 4 years ago and left and didn’t even try and help us get another car. We need a car to get to a store, doctor’s office,and more important my son wants to get a job to maybe move us closer to town, but none of this is possible without a car. So if you can see someway to help us in this, it would be a blessing. yours truly
    dire straights
    sherrie barnett 318-855-4183

  16. Mckayla Ulloa says:

    Hi , My name is mckayla , I have just recently turned 16. i Have a younger brother at the age of 14. My mom is a single parent , and has been for 15 years. We have been taken the bus , and walking ever since. It would be so very helpful if we could possibly get a car. Now that i am of age to drive , i can take my mom to Doctor appoitments and follow ups. In 2009 She had a stroke and it took about 5 months to recover at a local Rehabilitation. Since then , she has Been really tired , weak & she passes out a lot. she missed my Younger brother Performance because the place they were having at had no bus routes what so ever. I’ve was born and raised in Hawaii. Please help. God bless<3

  17. xai says:

    I need help… my husband and i have been taking care of my parents and now we are getting kick out.. and we don’t even have a car to go to work please help us..

  18. Courtney Smitley says:

    I need help with a grant for this car I am trying to get because I have a daughter with a disability and I’m a single mom and need some help!

  19. eugene mcghee says:

    i need trainsportation

  20. sabrina james says:

    I need a car bad I have 2 kids and son who have bad hearts I have 2 take them to the Dr. If you have any other links please email me.

  21. wanda scales says:

    interested in a grant.

  22. Phumzile Liwane says:

    Firstly, I would like to thank the Almighty God for this wonderful opportunity HE has given me. I’ve always dream of owning a car but things turned out the other way round due financial constraints I have no full time job. Currently busy with part-time jobs. I humbly request anyone who can offer any assistance or make My Dream a Reality. Looking forward to hear from you…I THANK YOU!

  23. sherry ann hutchinsom says:

    I hope you can help

  24. kim cogdell says:

    I need to find a car I am on disability and have a 15 year old daughter. I have a lot of different doctor appointments and no way to get to them. We just moved to Tennessee and can not find any help

  25. Tameka Johnson says:

    Me and my grands have absolutely no transportation and we wanted to know if the government can help! EMERGENCY HELP!!!

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