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Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

It is part of the Valero mission and culture to make a difference in the communities where employees live and work. One of the ways this is accomplished is by providing financial support to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the communities where Valero has major operations. For a list of those communities and their contacts, please click on the Community Relations Contacts link on the right.

Valero Benefit for Children


The Valero Benefit for Children raises money for children’s charities in the communities where Valero has major operations. The Valero Texas Open, together with the Valero Benefit for Children, is one of the top charitable tournaments on the PGA TOUR.

Giving is our tradition Valero Energy Foundation

Valero’s philanthropic arm, the Valero Energy Foundation, is dedicated to improving the lives of those who live in or near the communities where Valero has major operations.

If your organization shares this mission, please complete the form below and submit with a brief funding proposal and a copy of the agency’s IRS tax determination letter to the address noted in the above right hand corner or by email to valeroenergyfoundation@valero.com.

The Valero Energy Foundation Supports

The Valero Energy Foundation supports many nonprofit agencies in locations where Valero has major operations. Here are just two of the ways that the Foundation makes a positive difference in the lives of others:

United Way
The employees of Valero participate in the United Way campaign every year, pledging millions of dollars to help nonprofit community organizations. Valero consistently boasts a 90 percent participation rate with the highest per-capita contributions in the nation. Because of its significant contributions to United Way and its commitment to all of its communities, Valero has twice received the Spirit of America Award, United Way’s highest national honor. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Valero's cycling team, Velo Valero, is the largest and top fundraising team in the annual Bike MS: Valero Alamo Ride to the River, which benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. It begins in San Antonio and winds past historic Texas landmarks including the Alamo and through Fort Sam Houston. This picturesque ride has the participants overnighting in New Braunfels, Texas, before their return trip to San Antonio. The Valero team raised more than $160,000 in 2012, bringing Valero's total since becoming the event's title sponsor in 2005 to almost $1.5 million for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Lone Star Chapter.

Learn more about the most recent Velo Valero fundraising event.

Valero Energy Foundation
P.O. Box 696000
San Antonio, Texas  78269-6000
Send Email210-345-2000210-345-2103
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