Cal-ESAR is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that is prepared to respond 24/7/365. The cost of the training, preparation and mission deployment is covered by the members themselves, along with 100% of their personal expenses. No charges are ever made to subjects or local governments. All of our funding comes from membership dues, grants and donations from people like you or your organization. Assistance with replacing obsolete communications, rescue and medical equipment is needed and greatly appreciated. Here’s how to help us help others…

We're a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Credit card- any amount is appreciated.

Go Fund Me campaign:

Cash Donation:

Monetary Gifts, Sustaining Donations, and Grants. Mail to:

California Explorer Search and Rescue
Attn: Treasurer
205 Crystal Springs Center #30
San Mateo, CA 94402
Checks should be made out to "Cal-ESAR" to qualify for tax deductions.

AmazonSmile- Pick us!

Click here first, then shop as usual.  Amazon's community support program, Amazon Smile, contributes .05% of every dollar you spend shopping on their site to a charity of your choice at NO cost to you, It's Amazon's money! For more information on the program use this link.
To support Cal-ESAR, click on the Amazon logo or use the link. Send this Cal-ESAR specific link to family and friends... we'd really appreciate it!

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Other Ways to Help

Donate a Vehicle

Donate a Vehicle to Cal-ESAR
There is a free, convenient service for you to convert that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting California Explorer Search and Rescue. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation.

Lucky Shares/eScrip

Lucky Supermarkets donate nearly $5 million each year in food and funds to the community each year, and Cal-ESAR has benefited in the pass though their SHARES program.  On April 1, 2016, Lucky, Save Mart and FoodMaxx rolled out a new program that is part of eScrip. You can enroll here for the program to help out, or use the link below:

Note: The program defaults to charities within a 25 mile radius of your zip code.  If Cal-ESAR does not come up during you initial search, use the Advanced Search option, use zip code 94402 and look for "California Explorer Search"