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Cal-ESAR is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that is prepared to respond 24/7/365. Most of the cost of the preparation and response is covered by the members themselves, but we can always use assistance with funds and materials for equipment purchases and training. This includes the wear and tear on team vehicles, rescue and communications equipment, facilities and various supplies. 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.

Cal-ESAR is listed as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the Internal Revenue Service and thus all donations are tax deductible.

How To Donate:
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.


Doing some shopping on Amazon? Click here first, then shop as usual. Amazon donates a portion of what you spend to Cal-ESAR. A super easy, painless way to support us. Thank you!

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.


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. To support Cal-ESAR, click on the image to the left, or use/share this link specific to  Cal-ESAR:

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"