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Why Donate to Norcal?

Rowing is a sport that binds those who participate for the rest of their lives. There is something about its shared sense of purpose, self-discipline, relentless hard work, and the competitive outlet it provides that resonates deeply within Norcal’s student-athletes, so much so that waking up at 4am seems like a good idea!

Norcal Crew, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, depends upon donations from parents of rowers, alumni, and community members to continue its mission of not only training athletes for the highest level of competition but also to open its doors to any athlete who wants to be a part of the organization. Norcal is currently able to provide a quality experience to anyone, regardless of their athletic background, natural ability, or financial situation, while still being nationally competitive.


Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

This fall has been a challenge and we know it has been hard on the families. If you are shopping on Amazon this holiday, sign in and list Norcal as the beneficiary on Amazon Smile.

Norcal works hard to maintain the quality of equipment and increase safety for our athletes going into 2021. COVID has created a greater need to separate the athletes and created a need for more equipment. COVID has also increased our coaching costs and the costs for us to be at two different locations. Here is a list of some of the immediate needs for Norcal.

  • Boxes for the Wakeless Launches –
    • Gas & Safety equipment storage – $750/boat (9 boats)
  • Ergometers –
    • RP3’s – $3,500
    • Concept 2 – $1,300
  • Wakeless Coaching Launches –
    • $25,000 – Each Fully Outfitted
  • New Engine for to upgrade existing Launches – $7,500 – Each

If you are interested in donating a boat, please let us know. Every dollar is helpful, no amount is too little.

Gifts to Norcal are Tax-Deductible

Norcal Crew is a 501(c)3 organization.  Our tax ID is 46-0612640.

How to donate to Norcal Crew:

  • If you would like to help Norcal move into 2021 safer, please DONATE HERE
  • Norcal is a 501c3 and is eligible for employee matching. Donations can be made through Benevity, Bright Funds, and many other sites in Norcal’s name.
  • Send a check payable to Norcal Crew, 1450 Maple Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Make a donation via your Donor Advised Fund


For more information, please contact Beth Anderson, Norcal’s Executive Director, at director@norcalcrew.org or 650-993-9193.

Equipment Sponsorships

Our rowers compete against the best crews in the nation using top-tier equipment, including racing shells by Vespoli, Empacher and Pocock.  While Norcal diligently maintains its fleet, all boats must be replaced over time. Additionally, as Norcal’s membership expands, more boats of all sizes are needed. Norcal Crew relies on the generosity of families who have the means and the desire to provide for the program’s growing fleet. Please contact Beth Anderson at director@norcalcrew.org or 650-993-9193 to sponsor a new boat for our fleet.