Intero Foundation Grants $44,000 to Local Nonprofits Supporting Disadvantaged Youth

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 Altos, San Carlos and San Mateo. The Foundation donated $44,000 to local nonprofits that support low-income and disadvantaged youth. Since its inception, the Foundation which is funded, promoted and governed by Intero agent and employees, has raised over $4 million. 

“Supporting reputable nonprofits that make a meaningful impact on children’s education and personal development, is one of the best aspects of our jobs,” said Tom Tognoli, Intero President & CEO. “We could not be more proud of our Intero team for their commitment to give back to our communities each quarter, with such enthusiasm and dedication; and we are truly fortunate to have such a diverse range of organizations supporting our mission to help children in need.”

Recipients of this cycle of grants include:

  1. Friends of Deer Hollow Farm: The nonprofit was awarded $2,000 to support capital improvements of the facilities, its farm animals, and educational and scholarship programs for elementary school students. Each year, over 5,000 elementary students visit the farm, half of which are low-income schools that attend for free.
  2. Jasper Ridge Farm: The organization received $6500 for its Summer Camp, which hosts low income and at-risk kids. The Farm matches rescued or adopted animals with children who face life-threatening illnesses, deal with family challenges such as homelessness or domestic violence, and/or have special needs.   
  3. Just Read: The nonprofit provides much needed structured, remedial tutoring for struggling students in four Mountain View district schools: Crittenden and Graham middle schools, and Alta Vista and Mountain View High. Just Read received $7,500, which will be used to support literacy and math tutoring.
  4. KARA: The organization was awarded $5,000 to support its comprehensive grief counseling program that encompasses over 80 children.
  5. Pacific Autism Center (PACE): The Center is creating a Therapy Garden to serve as an interactive, calming place where autistic students work on physical and cognitive skills, challenging them visually, physically and mentally. The Intero Foundation awarded PACE $10,000 to support their efforts.
  6. Samaritan House: The nonprofit received $8,000 to stock its Kids Closet, which is a clothing center where families living in poverty can “shop” for their children, acquiring new and gently used clothes and shoes for free.
  7. San Mateo County Park & Recreation: The Park and Rec department will purchase and operate a 20-seat passenger van to bring low income and disadvantage youth to the San Mateo County Park ridge line and coast, encouraging the use of parks as safe outdoor spaces for social interaction, active recreation and overall life enrichment. The organization was granted $5,000.