Since 1994, Auto Technical, Inc. has been fortunate enough to receive car donations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. In the past 20 years, our service territory has grown throughout all of Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, enabling us to have an enormous impact on the communities we serve.
Thanks to these generous donations we can provide vehicles to those in need as part of our Project Family Car program. We jumpstart lives by giving struggling families the important gift of reliable transportation. At the same time, we help donors “go green in Minnesota” through our green-repair-reuse commitment. We help to keep vehicles out of wrecking yards where auto parts become unused waste.
Our Philosophy About Car Donations in Minneapolis
ATI is an IRS-approved 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, which we created on the principle that everyone can help toward positive change in their community.
In today’s society, it’s common for us to believe that things that are old and outdated should be thrown away. We beg to differ.
We believe that someone’s unneeded goods often supply another with tremendous opportunity.
Donate to Auto Technical, Inc.; your donation and partnership will help families and individuals in our community develop marketable skills and an opportunity to maintain financial self-sufficiency. At the same time, our organization can help you to receive higher tax deductions than other car charities in the area.
ATI is legally organized under the State of Minnesota, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax I.D. number 41-1813762.
Get Your Group Involved
At ATI, one of our goals is to mobilize community resources. If you’re a member of a civic organization or church group and would like to work with our organization or if you would like for one of us to speak to your group about the programs we offer, please call 612-919-5526 or 651-646-7826.
About the Founder
ATI executive director Richard Johnson has more than 35 years’ experience as a business owner in the auto industry. At one point, he held the No. 1 Mazda dealership in the Northwest. He has received numerous awards for sales, leadership and business management innovation. After a successful career, Richard retired, wanting to help families struggling to achieve self-sufficiency. In 1994, Richard founded ATI and is on the road daily, full-time, meeting with donors, filling out the tax paper work and answering any questions. He continues to provide leadership and direction to carry out ATI’s vision of reliable transportation for low-income families.