Many people have inquired as how to donate to (CA-TF3) California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. In 2008 the Task Force enter into an agreement with a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation the “Philanthropic Ventures Foundation” to receive donations that would go toward providing support, training, equipment and funding of our Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.

Thank you in advance for considering a donation for CA-TF3!

Donate by Check:

Make payable to Philanthropic Ventures Foundation with " California Task Force 3" in the check memo line.

Mail to:

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation 1222 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA 94612-1201

Donate by Credit Card:

  1. Navigate to the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation website (illustrated below)

  2. Choose the amount (and frequency, if appropriate) of your donation.

  3. Please scroll down and click the radio button marked: Menlo Park Fire Protection District.

  4. Dedicate your donation to US&R CA-TF3.

  5. Check acknowledgement.

  6. Click on the radio button to send an email acknowledgement. Enter the email address: donations @

  7. Choose payment method: Credit/Debit or PayPal. You will be routed to the appropriate flow based on your choice.

Thank You!