The Intero Foundation Awards $505,000 to Local Organizations in 2017

Grants Go to Non-profits Supporting Children and Elderly In Need

CUPERTINO, Calif.--()--The Intero Foundation, a non-profit devoted to helping children and elderly in need, announced their cumulative donations so far in 2017. The Foundation donated $505,000 to local non-profits that support low-income and disadvantaged youth, as well as elderly in need. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation, which is funded, promoted and governed by Intero Real Estate Services’ agents and employees, has raised more than $4.5 million.

“We’re so thrilled that we’re able to give to such wonderful organizations around the Bay Area,” said Tom Tognoli, Intero President & CEO. “We know that these grants are going to be put to good use and we are so happy that we can help children and elderly in the communities we serve.”

Recipients of the 2017 grants include:

    1. Life Moves   16. Chamberlain’s Children Center
2. Child Advocates 17. Cops Care Cancer Foundation
3. Cancer Carepoint 18. Fund a Need
4. Home & Hope 19. Grass Valley Little League
5. Ronald McDonald House 20. Morgan Hill Community Foundation
6. Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) 21. Nevada County Diaper Project
7. Meals on Wheels San Francisco 22. Nevada Joint Union High School District
8. The Grateful Garment 23. Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
9. Far West Wheelchair 24. Samaritan House
10. Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen 25. Shop With a Cop Silicon Valley
11. Grind Out Hunger 26. Sierra Harvest
12. Emmaus House 27. SJB Child Development Center
13. Jasper Ridge Farm 28. Sunnyvale Community Services
14. CASA of Nevada County 29. The Center for the Arts
15. Community Foundation San Benito County

In conjunction with the money given to the foundations’ designated grant recipients, they are also donating more than $400,000 to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), the largest community foundation in the world.

“Silicon Valley Community Foundation congratulates the Intero Foundation on its 2017 accomplishments,” said Stuart Burden, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Silicon Valley Community Foundation. “The Intero team’s dedication to improving their communities exemplifies the best of Silicon Valley, and SVCF is proud to partner with them on their philanthropic goals.”

In addition to the local organizations that the Intero Foundation and SVCF supports, this year there were additional efforts to help those impacted by natural disasters. Additional funds and resources were raised and distributed to the following:

Wildfires of Northern California

  • Community Action Napa Valley
  • Napa Valley Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • The Redwood Empire Food Bank: Car full of food and supplies

Houston Floods

  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Business for Social Good via Thuy Do of Intero Silver Creek

We are also excited to announce the Intero Foundation is supporting the Tom Tognoli Scholarship Fund. The scholarships will be given to one successful Chico State applicant each year from 2018-2023 for a total scholarship fund of $25,000.

Tognoli is a graduate of Chico State and was the commencement speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony.

About the Intero Foundation:

Funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents and employees, the Intero Foundation is a non–profit organization guided by the principle that one must give in order to receive, and is committed to helping children and elderly in need. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has raised more than $4.5 million and has supported more than 250 charities that positively impact the growth and well-being of children, as well as elderly in need.

To find out more about the Intero Foundation, visit us at

About the Intero® Brand:

Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America Inc., serves Northern California with 18 offices throughout the greater Silicon Valley. The Intero Franchise network is comprised of 55 affiliates located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. The company is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.
Derek Overbey, 650-537-8566

Release Summary

For 2017, the Intero Foundation has given $505,000 to organizations that support children and elderly in need.


Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.
Derek Overbey, 650-537-8566