About Us

In 2007, the Board of Directors for the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association launched the Clear the Air Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Colorado, where its purpose is to remove high-polluting vehicles from our roads for good.


Parts of these donated vehicles — most from franchised new car dealers — that can be are recycled; the engine and other unrecyclable parts are crushed, which ensures they’ll never pollute Colorado’s air again.


Funds received from recycling these vehicles are used to provide scholarships to students pursuing a career as an Automotive Technician.


Once they graduate, many students in turn join franchised new car dealers in their Service departments, where they enjoy long and rewarding careers as Automotive Technicians.


Mark Zeigler, Clear the Air Foundation Director