GIVE THE GIFT OF A rewarding career

Your generous donation plays a pivotal role in shaping the career paths of many collision repair students and schools. Not only does it help to support scholarships and grants, but it also opens doors to opportunities and potential for a promising future for collision repair.

There are many different ways to give back. Donate now or learn more about the different ways to give below.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) is committed to making a significant impact on the future of the collision industry. We encourage our industry colleagues to invest in our shared future.

Your generosity will benefit not only today’s and tomorrow’s students, but also the businesses that depend upon collision industry schools to produce high caliber entry-level employees.

To learn more about how we welcome partnership opportunities, click below.

There are many ways to give back and donate and Cash or Monetary donations are one of the simplest ways to contribute to our mission. They provide us with the ability to respond to what the industry needs in the most flexible ways.

In-kind are real gifts that go to collision repair students in over 900 schools across the United States. In-kind donations come in the form of school equipment, tools, and supplies, software licenses, and even vehicles.

Your time is appreciated! There are many different opportunities to get involved. This includes volunteering your time, hosting collision repair events, being a guest speaker at a school, and more. Visit our Get Involved page to learn more.


The collision industry is a $190 billion dollar industry, and you have the power to make a difference. Become a supporter and help collision repair students access their rights to education, tools, equipment, safety, and more. Join the automotive industry leaders who are making a real difference in these students’ lives.

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For both current students and aspiring individuals entering the collision program.

Climate Friendly Program

In-kind or Cash make a tangible difference by supporting initiatives such as our car donation program or providing essential tools and safety gear to schools.

School Grants

Support talent pipeline initiatives and school improvement projects at the local level for both current students and aspiring individuals entering collision programs.

Workforce Development

Career fairs, webinars, and training enable professional development opportunities for instructors and foster the growth of essential soft skills and career readiness for our students.


Valuable brand exposure targeted marketing opportunities, and the chance to enhance your reputation through community involvement and corporate social responsibility.

Named Funds

Whether it’s in memory of a loved one, or raising awareness for your local community, naming scholarships or grant funds can leave a lasting impact.


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