Intero Foundation Continues to Grow the Business of Giving

The Intero Foundation Grants $54,000 to San Francisco Peninsula Organizations

Cupertino, California (August 6, 2013) – On July 19th, the Intero Foundation issued another round of grants directed towards the California communities of San Carlos, San Mateo, and Los Altos. In 2002, the leaders of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. founded the Intero Foundation to be a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children in the communities local to where Intero conducts business.

Over a decade later, the Foundation empowers a diversity of organizations that positively impact the education and personal development of children. Through Intero’s agents, employees and fundraising events, the Foundation has generated over $2.7 million with an endowment of approximately $535,000.

In order to sustain its commitment to giving back to the community, each quarter, the Intero Foundation presents grants to non-profits that have been approved by the Foundation Committee. This quarter focused on giving to the San Francisco Peninsula; next quarter, grants will be given to non-profit organizations in the Silicon Valley.

For the summer quarter, the Intero Foundation gave a total of $54,000 split amongst the following organizations:

  1. CASA of San Mateo – Ensures all abused and neglected children under the protection of the court in San Mateo County have a consistent and caring adult who speaks on their behalf and helps them reach their full potential. The Intero San Carlos Office presented $7,500 to assist in the training and screening of over 200 volunteers.
  2. Nature Bridge  – Educates youth on the subjects of science and the environment at campuses in national parks with the goal of inspiring a personal connection to nature and the responsibility to sustain it. The Intero San Carlos Office presented $7,500 for disadvantaged students, grades K-12, in Redwood City and East Palo Alto to learn at Yosemite National Park and be transformed by the experience.
  3. Junior Achievement of Northern California – Inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy through educational, volunteer-led programs. The Intero San Mateo Office presented $7,500 to aid in providing financial literacy and workforce readiness to students in grades K-12 in San Mateo County.
  4. Ravenswood Family Health Center – Provides primary healthcare, perinatal services, dental, behavioral health and enabling services to 11,000 patients annually, 4,000 of which are children. The Intero San Mateo Office presented $7,500 to support staff time for the delivery of comprehensive oral health care to low-income children in San Mateo County.
  5. Achieve Kids­ – Provides individualized and multi-disciplinary programs that deliver special education, mental health, and family support to children who have complex and often severe developmental, emotional, and behavioral challenges. The Intero Los Altos Office presented $10,000 to support the hands-on training of children in daily living skills such as taking public transportation, ordering meals at a restaurant, and buying groceries.
  6. Grateful Garment – Reduces any further negative impact on victims of sexual violence and human sex trafficking. The Intero Los Altos Office presented $10,000 for the purchase of clothing, food, and toiletries to minor victims of sexual assault; prevention education and training; and administrative expenses (supplies, storage, telephone, mileage, etc.) within the Santa Clara County.
  7. Partners for New Generations – Mentors high school students and tutors elementary school students in the Mountain View, Los Altos, and Alta Vista High Schools.  The Intero Los Altos Office presented $4,000 for Mentor Coordinator salaries.  The Mentor Coordinators match each mentor and student based on common levels of interest and train mentors to improve student attendance, GPAs, behavior, and general self-esteem.

The Intero Foundation is always seeking to expand the culture of giving.  To apply for a grant for your non-profit organization, follow the grant application guidelines here.

To find out more about the Intero Foundation, visit the website at interofoundation.org.

The Real Meaning of What We Do

My entire career in Real Estate I've been involved in various volunteer activities, including the annual Make-A-Wish softball tournament at Twin

Creeks and hosted by Chicago Title, the local Realtors Seniors Volunteer

Program in Mountain View and Los Altos, as well as the Intero Foundation.

I've always been involved with children and enjoy interacting with them,

including my nephews, friend's kids as well as participating in the Little

Sister/Big Sister program while I was in college.

 

One of the reasons I joined Intero was the Intero

Foundation. I came from working for several large corporations and was

intrigued when I heard about Intero and their Foundation. I found it very

interesting that a smaller real estate brokerage (at the time), had the

foresight to create a Foundation and had a core set of values including

giving back to the community in which its serves. It's so simple and yet so telling

about the true intentions of the Intero Founders and the company

as a whole. I'm in my ninth year in real estate and always

contribute to the Intero Foundation every time a happy client closes

escrow. In addition, two years ago I joined the Intero Foundation task

force as an ambassador and am now the Chief Marketing Officer.

 

Collectively, we're doing amazing things for the children in need in our

local communities. I am proud to be a part of such an incredible group of

people.

 

For some, the path to a better life begins here!

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Thank you Intero Foundation! Did you read the Mercury News today?  The Wish Book.  They talk about a young girl who was headed down the wrong path and Alum Rock Counseling Center helped her turn around.

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Alum Rock Counseling Center received a grant from The Intero Foundation in the past…. so that means The Intero Foundation had a hand in a young person getting on the right path.... the path to a better life, to college, to a career. She is now getting good grades because of the direction this Counseling group has set her on.

We, at Intero Foundation, have raised $200,000 this year… a year that has been a challenge for the real estate industry. Those contributions have helped 20 non-profit organizations help children in our community.

2010 has been a great year for the Intero Foundation... A great year of giving.

Thank you Intero Real Estate Agents for your generosity.

Thank you Intero Foundation!

Summer Search Silicon Valley

Summer Search Silicon Valley is a recipient of an Intero Foundation grant.  The program provides deserving young people with intensive mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college access resources, and professional development services that empower them to change their lives and communities. Summer Search Silicon Valley provides mentoring to 82 low-income juniors and seniors who recently returned from summer experiential education programs.  Post-trip mentoring provides holistic support and helps students build on the life skills and self-awareness they gained over the summer to excel academically and become community leaders.  Intero Foundation is excited about the improvements the Summer Search program is making in the lives of young children.

Special Olympics Schools

Special Olympics Schools Program of San Mateo received a grant from the Intero Foundation, Los Altos office.  The program is designed to help children between the ages of two through seven with developmental disabilities and introduces them to developmental appropriate play program.  The Intero Foundation is delighted to be actively involved with the Special Olympics.

JustREAD

Intero Los Altos agents had the pleasure of presenting a grant to the JustREAD program in Mountain View.  The optional tutoring opportunity is dedicated to improving the reading skills of  high school students in need of assistance and helping them become self directed and motivated learners one student at a time.  We look forward to seeing the continued success this program has achieved through the years.

Free eWaste Recycling Day at Los Altos

Free e-Waste Recycling event at

Intero Real Estate Los Altos

Did you know 2.5 million tons of e-Waste is created each year? 

82% of it ends up in landfills unrecycled.  Help us change this!

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to bring their e-Waste to Intero Real Estate on:

Saturday, September 18, 2010        

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 496 First St., Los Altos

We take all computer & electronic equipment.   Visit: www.EarthCareRecycling.com for a complete list of acceptable items.

Any proceeds will benefit the Intero Foundation, funding grants to children's charities in our communities.

Saving our environment together with the community

We all love new technology.  The newest phone, TV, laptop or gadget can increase our productivity, our organization or just be cool new toys to have.  New products hit the market so quickly that there is an overload of waste created by the suddenly obsolete products which get left in the dust.   If disposed of improperly, these poor forgotten electronic devices and appliances have the potential to spread deadly toxins into our environment and communities, causing negative impacts on human and environmental health.  We at Intero Real Estate have a deep commitment to our communities and the environment which we all share.  With the Intero Foundation already helping to serve children in our community, Los Altos and Hollister Intero decided to step it up even further and improve the safety of our environment by providing our community a way to dispose of all their unwanted E-waste.  

On Saturday June 19th, Intero Real Estate in Los Altos and Hollister hosted our first free E-waste Recycling Day.  We collaborated with our partner for this event, Earth Care Recycling, and were able to use this event to raise money for the Intero Foundation.  We sent our amazing Intero Team out into our community to spread the word about the event, and the result was phenomenal!  We collected 28,000 lbs of electronic waste! We also raised over $2,000 for the Intero Foundation.    This money will go to programs and foundations which work to positively impact the growth and well-being of children within our community. 

A huge thank you to our community for helping Los Altos and Hollister Intero Real Estate improve our community.  We made it safer and healthier and also are able to help more children through the Intero Foundation via the money we raised.  We can be proud that we made a difference that day and we did it together.  Thank you.

Free e-Waste Recycling Day in Los Altos & Hollister

Free e-Waste Recycling event at Intero

Did you know 2.5 million tons of e-Waste is created each year? 

82% of it ends up in landfills unrecycled.  Help us change this!

Tell your family, friends, and co-workers to bring their e-Waste to Intero Real Estate on:

Saturday, June 19, 2010         9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Two locations:

Intero Real Estate, 496 First St., Los Altos

Intero Real Estate, 800 San Benito St., Hollister

We take all computer & electronic equipment.   Visit: www.EarthCareRecycling.com for a complete list of acceptable items.

Any proceeds will benefit the Intero Foundation, funding grants to children's charities in our communities.