Funding Agencies that Serve Our Communities
Making College Possible
Jennifer Fuentes is the first in her family to go to college. Thanks to a landmark, five-year $8.4 million Foundation grant to the San Antonio Independent School district to provide advisors to work with the student, she now attends Texas Tech University.
“I am beyond grateful to Valero for investing so much support in making sure students like myself know the educational options that are out there,”
Sending Foster Families to Camp
A Valero Energy Foundation donation to Buckner Children and Family Services allowed a number of Texas children and their foster families to attend summer camp.
“People of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds coming together to take care of kids in need. I know the kids in foster care face all kinds of struggles, but this weekend was just about families getting out and having fun.”
Working to Prevent Child Abuse in Our Communities
Valero's support of Child Safe and sponsorship of Cardboard Kids has allowed treatment of hundreds of child abuse victims and helped build their resiliency to lead productive lives with their families and our community.
"Valero’s loyal sponsorship of Cardboard Kids has enabled the campaign's expansion and has had a positive impact on our community. Valero's investment allows ChildSafe to treat abuse survivors; prevent it from happening to other children; and breaks the intergenerational cycle of abuse."
Request funding from the Valero Energy Foundation for your 501(c)3 non profit agency.
Our funding focuses on our four pillars of giving in communities where we have major operations.
- Basic Needs/Social Services
- Health Care
Please request funding at least two months prior to your deadline. If you have more than one need for the year, please combine all of your needs in one application.
We look forward to your proposal.
Valero Energy Foundation Leadership
Joseph W. Gorder
Harminder S. (Homer) Bhullar
Jason W. Fraser
Laura J. Vaccaro
Joseph W. Gorder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
R. Lane Riggs, President and Chief Operating Officer
Jason W. Fraser, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Gary K. Simmons, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Seymour Battle, Senior Vice President
Cheryl L. Thomas, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Richard J. Walsh, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Stephanie A. Wersell, Vice President
Harminder S. (Homer) Bhullar, Vice President
John P. Locke, Vice President and Treasurer
Laura J. Vaccaro, Vice President
Jude A. Dworaczyk, Assistant Secretary
Ethan A. Jones, Assistant Secretary
Kari Waclawczyk, Corporate Sponsorship Officer