The Kids Who Benefit From The Intero Foundation

Sunday Friends provides opportunities for families to earn what they need through community service and learning.  They do this through making gifts for children in hospitals, preparing healthy meals, cleaning the grounds of the host facility and writing letters to the Sunday Friends Community and so much more. This along with earning opportunities and skills training encourage positive outlooks, healthy productive lifestyles and self-sufficient futures in turn breaking them out of the cycle of poverty. Now that’s moving forward.  Learn more about Sunday Friends in the below video and visit their website to find out how you can help.

Sunday Friends Video
Sunday Friends Video

The Intero Foundation Donates over $200,000 in 2012 to Organizations that Support Children in Need

Intero Real Estate Services Agents and Employees Contribute Back to Communities

Cupertino, California – The Intero Foundation (, a non-profit organization, created by the founders of Intero Real Estate Services in 2002 to benefit children in need, announced that it has donated over $200,000 to 25 charities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 as part of its mission to positively impact the growth and well being of children in our communities.

John Thompson, Intero’s Executive Vice President explains, “Agents donate a portion of their earnings from every home that is sold. As a company, this commitment makes a big statement. Therefore, when you drive by an Intero for sale sign or work with an Intero Realtor, feel good that at risk children in the community will be served and we thank each and every one of you for your support.”

In addition to the agents’ contributions, in 2012, Intero hosts a variety of fundraising events including their second annual Intero Day at the Giants.  This past year’s event raised over $14,000 making this the biggest single fundraising event in the Foundation’s history.

Another event, Hot Wheels for Kids, a car show benefiting the foundation that takes place at the company’s Saratoga office, brought in $4,000.  All of the money donated at these events goes directly to children in need through organizations in the Bay Area.

“When Intero Real Estate Services was founded just ten years ago, its founders set out to create a company that was different. That difference would be based on values,” states Founder, President and CEO of Intero, Gino Blefari. “One of those values is Commitment. The Intero Foundation is our vehicle for expressing a meaningful and sustained commitment to our community.”

Intero Foundation President, Cathy Jackson adds, “It's the circle of giving which keeps our communities strong. We are fortunate to have a culture here at Intero of people who care and are generous, and see the importance of growing the next generation. Being part of this mission gives purpose to the work we do.”

The Intero Foundation continues to impact the growth and well-being of children and youth in the communities we serve. Empowered by Intero agents and employees, the Intero Foundation has given over $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that support children in need. In 2012, Intero gave back to the following organizations.

Stand Up For Kids

Community Partners For Youth Inc.

Assistance League of San Jose

Reach Potential Movement

Southwest YMCA


Willow Glen Foundation

Exchange Club of San Jose

Family Supportive Housing

Chartwell Schools

Hospice of the Valley

JW House

Via Rehabilitation Services

HOPE Services

Morgan Hill Pop Warner Football

Mt. Madonna YMCA

DreamPower Foundation, Inc

Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative

Small Steps

Discovery Counseling Center

O’Neill Sea Odyssey

Samaritan House

Saint Francis Foundation

Art of Yoga Project

Youth Community Services

SJB Child Development Center

The Intero Foundation is funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents – each of whom are vested in the health of the communities in which they work and live. All members of the Intero community – executives, staff and agents – donate their time to further the Foundation’s mission.

Intero and its agents have always believed in the importance of giving back to the communities in which we serve, and 2012 was a perfect example of ‘paying it forward’.

For more on the foundation and to see what other organizations they’ve supported visit

Every Nickel Counts! The Intero Foundation beneficiary of the Whole Foods Nickel for Non-profits campaign

Save a bag and support The Intero Foundation During the upcoming months of July, August, and September the Intero Foundation, a non-profit organization funded, promoted and governed by Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. agents is being featured by the Whole Foods Market on Blossom Hill Road, in their Nickels for Non-profits campaign.

Nickels for Non-Profits is the Whole Foods community giving program which features a local non-profit for three months. Every time a customer reuses a shopping bag, a nickel is donated to the chosen local non-profit. The goal of the program is to reduce the use of new bags while increasing funding for a local non-profit.

The Blossom Hill Whole Foods store chose The Intero Foundation as a beneficiary of the five cent bag refund program because they felt the Intero Foundation could reach the most number of people to promote the event and bring people to the Blossom Hill store and also because of the great work the foundation does for kids. Customers who shop at this location and bring their reusable shopping bags for groceries at checkout will be asked by a Whole Foods checker if they would like to donate five cents to the Intero Foundation or receive a five cent credit between July 4, 2011 and September 24, 2011.

In addition, the Intero Foundation volunteer Realtors will be at a table near the entrance several Saturdays each month promoting the Foundation, and handing out reusable grocery bags as well as information about the Intero Foundation.

Thank you for re-using your shopping bags, honoring the environment and supporting both The Intero Foundation and your local Whole Foods Market!