Intero Foundation Awards $47,500 in April

The Intero Foundation donated $47,500 in April to local nonprofits that support low-income and disadvantaged children. This brings the total money raised by Intero Real Estate’s agents and employees to more than $4.5 million since its inception. This latest round of awards was specifically supported by Intero's offices in Los Gatos, San Jose (Willow Glen) and Saratoga.

“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 grants.”

Recipients of the April grants include:

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 students.

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.

Breakthrough Silicon Valley: The nonprofit received $5,000, which will be used to support an after-school program that helps get college-bound students through the college admission process.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.