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OUR CHARITIES

The Grand Chapter Endowment Fund, the Eastern Star Homes of California, and the California Eastern Star Foundation are tax exempt 501(c)(3) charities. Donations made to any of our charities may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax accountant.

Our Grand Chapter Endowment Fund supports the maintenance and operations of the Eastern Star Homes of California.

Donations to the Unrestricted Fund benefit the residents of the Senior Living Community* and maintenance and operations of the Home and includes supporting the activities that engage and entertain our residents.

Donate Now to the Unrestricted Fund

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: Grand Chapter Endowment Fund
  • Memo Line: Unrestricted Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Donations to the Restricted Fund support the maintenance and operations of the Eastern Star Homes. Only the income from these donations is applied to maintenance and operations, the principle is preserved.

Donate Now to the Restricted Fund

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: Grand Chapter Endowment Fund
  • Memo Line: Restricted Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

*The Senior Living Community (SLC) is an Eastern Star Home located in Yorba Linda, CA. http://www.easternstarhomes.org.

Our Brick Project is a wonderful way to support the Home Endowment fund or to honor someone you love!  For an order form, click here.

OES Members: to purchase Life Sponsorship, Star Plus, or Tree of Life, please contact your Chapter Secretary.

The Eastern Star Homes of California is the operating fund for the benefit of the residents of our Senior Living Community* (SLC) and pays the current expenses for the Eastern Star Homes of California and its subsidiaries.

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Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: SLC or Eastern Star Homes of CA
  • Memo Line: (insert purpose of your donation)
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

*The Senior Living Community (SLC) is an Eastern Star Home located in Yorba Linda, CA. http://www.easternstarhomes.org.

Our Vision: Guided by the principles of our Order, we enable our members to band together to make a difference in each other’s lives and in our communities.

Our Mission: Our mission is to maximize our ability to make a difference for our members and our communities.

The purpose of the Foundation is to receive gifts, bequests, and contributions for the furtherance of educational, charitable, and scientific purposes, and is responsible for the maintenance of the following funds:

Charities designated by the Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron and approved by the Grand Chapter. Each year the WGM and WGP may designate specific charities as special projects of the Grand Chapter.

The Special Projects of the WGM and WGP are:

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: (insert name of project)
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Special Projects of the WGMs and WGPs over the past several years. 

The Benevolent Fund is for short term financial assistance for unexpected one-time expenses for the relief of needy members* in good standing of chapters in the Order in California.

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Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: Benevolent Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Application for assistance

Mail application to:

  • Attn: Benevolent Chairman
    Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Questions? adminmail@oescal.org or (714) 986-2380

*must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for funds.

J. Clifford Lee Memorial Cancer Fund:

The purpose of this fund is to provide financial aid to cancer patients.

Members, who are in good standing in California, and their immediate families who live with and are financially dependent on the member, are eligible for assistance from this fund.

Donate Now to J. Clifford Lee Memorial Cancer Fund

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: JC Lee
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Marguerite Rennie Memorial Fund:

The interest and income from this fund shall be distributed to needy cancer victims by a committee designated as “The Marguerite Rennie Memorial Fund Committee”.

Members, who are in good standing in a California Chapter, and their immediate families who live with and are financially dependent on the member, are eligible for assistance from this fund.

Cannot be a recipient of funds from or have an application pending with the J. Clifford Lee Memorial Cancer Fund.

Donate Now to Marguerite Rennie Memorial Fund

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: The Marguerite Rennie Memorial Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Application for cancer assistance

  • Mail application to:
    • Attn: Cancer Assistance Chairman
      Grand Chapter of CA, OES
      16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
      Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Questions? adminmail@oescal.org or (714) 986-2380

*must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for funds

The Cancer Research Fund is for yearly donations to a charitable organization engaged in cancer research chosen by the Worthy Grand Matron.

This year’s donations benefit the following organization: Cancer Research Institute, specifically for their immunotherapy research.

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Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: Cancer Research Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

For aid to members* in the event of a disaster.

Donate Now

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: Disaster Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Application for assistance

  • Mail application to:
    • Attn: Benevolent/Disaster Chairman
      Grand Chapter of CA, OES
      16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
      Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

Questions? adminmail@oescal.org or (714) 986-2380

*must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for funds

The Eastern Star Patient Comfort Program is to support the creation of comfort items to be distributed through charitable organizations serving patients in need.

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Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: Patient Comfort Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

The Grand Chapter Heart Fund is for yearly donations to a heart related charity designated by the Worthy Grand Matron and approved by the Board of Trustees of the California Eastern Star Foundation.

This year’s donations benefit the following organizations: U.C. Irvine Cardiovascular Innovation and Research Center and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.

Donate Now

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: Heart Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711

The purpose of the Medical Research Fund is to receive funds donated for medical research related projects designated by the Worthy Grand Matron and approved by the Board of Trustees of the California Eastern Star Foundation.

This year’s donations benefit the following organization: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)

Donate Now

Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:

  • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
  • Memo Line: Medical Research Fund
  • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
    16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
  • Scholarship Fund (General):
    • Grants scholarships for graduating high school students for their first year in college or university; members of the Order who wish to continue their education in institutions of higher learning; needy students who have been unable to go directly into college from high school; and students who have completed a portion of their higher education but who find themselves in need of aid to continue.
    • Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:
      • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
      • Memo Line: General Scholarship Fund
      • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
        16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
        Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
    • To learn more or apply, click here. 
  • June Lucretia Barnum, PGM, Memorial Scholarship:
    • Grants scholarships to students pursuing a degree in forestry management, its related fields or education, and gives special consideration to those with Masonic affiliation. This fund was established as a memorial to June Lucretia Barnum, who served as Worthy Grand Matron in 1991.
    • Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate now’ or by check:
      • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
      • Memo Line: JL Barnum Scholarship Fund
      • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
        16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
        Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
    • To learn more or apply, click here.
  • Gerald P. Cashion Memorial Fund:
    • Grants scholarships to students pursuing degrees in Business Administration or Engineering at a four-year college or university. This fund was established as a perpetual memorial to Gerald P. Cashion, Past Grand Patron, who served General Grand Chapter as Right Worthy Grand Sentinel from 1988 to 1991.
    • Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:
      • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
      • Memo Line: GP Cashion Scholarship Fund
      • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
        16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
        Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
  • Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership (ESTARL):
    • Grants scholarships for religious training to college students or college graduates desiring to enter, or to pursue studies in a Theological College or Seminary. Schools must be accredited by The Association of Theological Schools.
    • Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:
      • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
      • Memo Line: ESTARL
      • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
        16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
        Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
  • Organists Scholarship Fund:
    • The Organist Scholarship Fund is established for the purpose of awarding one annual scholarship to a member in good standing of the Order to be used for the purpose of keyboard instruction. The member must use the skills gained from the education provided for the benefit of the Order in California as an Organist for a California chapter.
    • Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:
      • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
      • Memo Line: Organist Scholarship Fund
      • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
        16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
        Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
  • The Thelma Bailey Scholarship Fund:
    • For members of the Order in California.
    • Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:
      • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
      • Memo Line: T Bailey Scholarship Fund
      • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
        16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
        Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711
  • The Campbell/Dillon Music Scholarship Fund:
    • For students majoring in music at a four-year college or university.
    • Donations may be made electronically by clicking on ‘Donate Now’ or by check:
      • Payable to: CA Eastern Star Foundation
      • Memo Line: Campbell-Dillon Scholarship Fund
      • Mail to: Grand Chapter of CA, OES
        16960 Bastanchury Rd. Ste C
        Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711