The Intero Foundation Awards $47,500 to Local Children-Focused Organizations in April

More Than $110,000 Has Been Given In 2016

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#children–The Intero Foundation, a non-profit devoted to helping children in need,
announced their latest round of funding supported by Intero’s offices in
Los Gatos, San Jose (Willow Glen) and Saratoga. The Foundation donated
$47,500 to local nonprofits that support low-income and disadvantaged
youth. Since its inception, the Foundation, which is funded, promoted
and governed by Intero Real Estate’s agents and employees, has raised
more than $4.5 million.

“When we started Intero, we knew supporting our communities had to be a
key core value of our company,” said Tom Tognoli, Intero President &
CEO. “But 14 years later, I’m still amazed by the generosity and giving
nature of our agents and employees every time we distribute these

Recipients of the April grants include:

  1. Sacred
    Heart Nativity School
    (SHNS): The school was awarded $7,500 to
    purchase educational technology software focusing on language that
    adapts to a student’s level of learning. SHNS is the only free college
    prep school in the Bay Area and currently serves 127 low-income
  2. InnVision
    Shelter Network
    : The organization received $6,000 to purchase
    materials for its Summer Adventure Camp. The six-week camp serves 100
    homeless children ranging in age from 5-14.
  3. Breakthrough
    Silicon Valley
    : The nonprofit received $5,000, which will be used
    to support an afterschool program that helps get college-bound
    students through the college admission process.
  4. Shop
    with a Cop
    : The nonprofit was awarded $7,000 to support a Target
    shopping spree for children ages 5-12 that will be accompanied by a
    uniformed police officer. The program, which serves children who have
    experienced the loss of a parent through a violent crime or domestic
    violence, teams children with officers to give them a positive
    perspective of law enforcement.
  5. Far
    West Wheelchair Athletic Association
    : The nonprofit received
    $6,000 to support a 7-day junior sport camp for 30 kids ranging in age
    from 5-21. The camp teaches the kids adaptive sports and life skills.
  6. Cake
    4 Kids
    : The nonprofit received $5,000 to purchase software to help
    coordinate and expand volunteers who bake and deliver customized
    birthday cakes for homeless and foster kids.
  7. Jose
    Valdes Math Foundation
    : The nonprofit received $6,000 to support
    math tutoring on a college campus for kids who are 3 years behind in
    their math skills.
  8. Animal
    Assisted Happiness
    : The nonprofit received $5,000 for the Barnyard
    Friends to bring therapeutic animals onsite to organizations that
    support disabled and autistic children.

To find out more about the Intero Foundation, visit us at

About the Intero Foundation:

Funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents and employees, the Intero
Foundation is a non–profit organization guided by the principle that one
must give in order to receive, and is committed to helping children in
need. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has raised more than
$4 million and has supported over 150 charities that positively impact
the growth and well-being of children in need.

About the Intero® Brand:

Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and
wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc, serves Northern
California with 16 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley. The
Intero Franchise network is comprised of nearly 50 affiliates located in
Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The
company is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley.

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