Our Mission

To positively impact the growth and well being of children in the communities in which we work by supporting organizations focused on assisting in their education and personal development.

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#GivingTuesday Success!



We are proud to announce that the Intero Foundation made 2 times it’s goal of $10,000 on Tuesday! Total contributions came to $29,325!!!  For #GivingTuesday this ranked the Intero Foundation as the #1 nonprofit in ALL of California, as well as the 9th nonprofit worldwide for the most dollars raised.

Have great pride that this money will go to helping kids in the very same communities that we work in.  Thank you for all of your support and generosity.

Join The Movement #GivingTuesday


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Be part of this global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday.

Support the Intero Foundation and help us bring hope to the children who need it most right here in our community.

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Shop With a Cop Volunteers Needed!


It’s hard to believe but the 7th Annual Shop with a Cop Heroes and Helpers Holiday shopping spree is just around the corner. This year, the Holiday shopping spree will be held on Wednesday, December 10th at Target-533 Coleman Avenue from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM. This year, there will be 60+ students benefiting from the shopping spree ranging from 3rd-6th grade.


We are soliciting a minimum of 40 volunteers to work the various stations such as, Santa’s Helpers, gift wrappers, greeters etc. for the shopping spree. Please let me know if you can help us out by providing names of the volunteers.

There will be a mandatory meeting for all volunteers on Thursday December 4th at 5:30pm at the Sonoma Chicken Coop, 90 Skyport Drive #100, San Jose, CA to give you your assignments

Please spread the word to those you know who might want to help.

Please respond to Alicia (avcortez57@yahoo.com) no later than November 21st. Slots will be filled based on your timely response.

We truly appreciate your continued support.

Alicia Cortez-Secretary
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley

Mentoring Young Men To Move Forward


There are thousands of non-profit organizations that service women. Bringing them back from a dark place, supporting them while they get on their feet, providing positive influences to give them the courage to succeed in life.

An organization that does these things for men is much harder to come by and that’s part of what makes Scholastic Interest Group (SIG) so unique.  The young man who started this organization, Malik Wade, grew up in inner-city San Francisco and could not resist the appeal of street life. Although a promising athlete with potential to do great things, by the time of his graduation, he was under investigation for selling narcotics and was eventually sentenced to 14 years in prison. He came out seeing the world in a whole new light.

Wade started this organization so these kids wont have the same fate he did.  The group works to expose at risk male student athletes to a world of learning and professional opportunities in hopes that they will be inspired to continue their education through high school and into college.  Wade has become a father figure, older brother, and guardian angel to many of these kids who would not otherwise have a male role model in their lives.  There program includes athletic coaching and competitions, university tours, one-on-one mentoring, and college prep/life skill workshops.

While the mentorship and athletic portions of their program have been quite successful, the group has struggled to be able to go on the college visits as they wish. They are currently crowd funding to raise money for a van that can carry more that 10 kids at a time so they can go on field trips to Universities in the area.

Find out more about the great things in organization is doing and help them reach their goal. Visit www.scholasticinterestgroup.org


Girl On The Edge


What do you think of when you reminisce back to your teenage years? Prom, football games, physics tests? Having so much to look forward to in college and in life.  Some teens are not so lucky to have these be there experiences. They struggle with the battle of self worth, depression, thoughts of suicide and the destruction to themselves and others.

The Sky’s The Limit Fund is in place to help teens get out of this rut; put them back on a positive and healthy path through outdoor wilderness therapy.  They want every teenager to achieve their full potential as healthy and valued members of society.

On December 10th, a very special movie is being shown at BlueLight Cinemas in Cupertino in support of The Sky’s The Limit Fund.  Girl On The Edge is a powerful true story about the journey of a troubled teenage girl who finds healing in the most unlikely of places.  We are inviting you to join us in this private viewing.


There is no cost for tickets but a donation is encouraged as any proceeds will go towards The Sky’s The Limit Fund. Showtimes are 5:00 and 7:30pm on December 10th. Reserve your seats HERE.

Keep Calm and #Unselfie


Join the Global Movement! Show your support for #GivingTuesday by posting an #unselfie of yourself stating how you give back. All you have to do is write how/why you are giving this year on our #unselfie card found HERE. Post a “selfie” of you and the card onto your facebook page to share with your friends and encourage them to do the same. Use the hashtags #unselfie and #GivingTuesday and tag @Intero Foundation so we can find you.

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Tom Tognoli, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services showing why he’s joining the #unselfie movement.

Winter Coat Drive Starts Tomorrow

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#GivingTuesday – Giving back in every way


This year, the foundation will be participating in #GivingTuesday happening on Tuesday December 2nd.  It’s an incredible day encouraging giving back of all sorts and sizes.  Check out how you can participate:

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A Place of Hope, Hospitality and Healing


Our last round of grants included some great organization one of which is just down the street from our Intero headquarters.

Take a short drive across 280, head right down Homestead and you’ll find JW House. Located on the Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara campus, this home away from home provides a place for families to stay while their loved ones are undergoing treatment at any of the nearby hospitals.

They accept day guests as well as overnight guests both of which are welcomed and treated like family throughout their stay with hot meals, a place to rest for a bit and an escape before heading back to the hospital helping to make their time there a little less stressful. Check out what makes this a magical place full of hope, hospitality and healing.

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