Cars for Neighbors

Mission Statement

“Fostering Independence by Providing Car Care”

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2016, we served 228 neighbors in need; 188 vehicles were repaired and 40 vehicles were donated. There are times when clients will come to us with a vehicle that is beyond repair. We’ve introduced a fast-track process for those clients to get them into a donated vehicle as soon as possible. Instead of filling out a whole new application, they just need to be working at least 32 hours a week and provide a few extra documents to qualify. That way they can get on the waiting list for a donated vehicle right away and are less likely to lose their job because of lack of reliable transportation. Our goals for car repairs and car donations for 2016 were slightly offset because of this new process.
Current Goals Continue developing a comprehensive strategic plan that includes service delivery, funding, and implementation Provide funding to repair 175 cars Donate 30 cars Percent of donated cars needing a second repair not to exceed 15% Launch and review Pay it Forward fee Review practices used and how they include diverse individuals and perspectives in the mission, solutions, and program
Community or Constituency Served Age 21+, low to moderate income, Anoka County residents
Geographic Area Served Anoka County, MN

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 11/24/2017

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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12527 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: 763-717-7755

General Information

EIN: 41-1964516
Principal Staff: Jim Huff
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 2.75
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 245
Ruling Year: 2000


Board Chair: Don Strenge
Number of Board Members: 10
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 8

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