Welcome to the Valero Energy Foundation online system for charitable contribution requests.
Our foundation funds organizations designated as 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies according to IRS Rules. We prefer activities, projects and causes that make a positive impact and improve the quality of life in communities where Valero has major operations. Our funding criteria focuses on four key pillars: Basic Needs (i.e. Food, Shelter), Healthcare, Education, and Civic (including Arts & Culture).
If your organization fits within our funding criteria, please submit your request two months prior to your deadline.
Thank you for considering Valero in your fundraising efforts. We look forward to receiving your proposal.
The Valero Energy Foundation and Community Relations Team
About Valero Energy Foundation
Valero Energy Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Valero Energy Corporation, is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where the company has major operations. The foundation provides funding to a variety of nonprofit agencies for programs and services supporting education, basic human needs, healthcare and civic projects.
Ineligible Types of Charitable Contribution Requests
Because of our focus, we cannot support every worthy request we receive. The Valero Energy Foundation does not provide financial support for unsolicited requests for any of the following:
- Any nonprofit organization that denies service or assistance to anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic
- Individual churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship or related ecumenical groups. Programs such as soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless or job banks sponsored by or located within a faith-based or religious organization's facilities may be eligible for contributions if it is determined that the program does not require beneficiaries to learn about, adhere to, or convert to the organization's doctrine.
- Individual schools and/or clubs and organizations within schools. (Funding considered on a district level or through a foundation)
- Donations to individuals or groups not associated with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation
- Scholarships to specific individuals
- Books, films, audio, video, documentaries or other media productions
- Beauty pageants
- Athletic or sports teams
- Recreational events
- Travel to competitions or other events