Chick-fil-A Donates $5M to 46 Nonprofits through True Inspiration Awards Program
Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced the nonprofit grant recipients of the 2023 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program with a total of 46 award winners – an increase of 12 from 2022. Collectively, these organizations will receive a total of $5 million in grants to further their community efforts. To be selected for a grant, an organization must work to address key issues that align with Chick-fil-A’s corporate social responsibility priorities: Caring for People, Caring for Others through Food, Caring for our Communities, and Caring for our Planet.
“Through our True Inspiration Awards grant program, Chick-fil-A helps empower local nonprofits that are leading positive change and creating tangible impact throughout the communities they serve. This year, we added a new grant category – Caring for our Planet – to help support additional nonprofits that act as good stewards of the planet we share. It is our pleasure to invest in the growth and legacy of all our 2023 recipient organizations throughout the U.S.”~Brent Fielder, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Each year, Chick-fil-A awards the S. Truett Cathy Honoree grant to an organization that embodies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Chick-fil-A’s late founder. This year’s recipient, SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence (SADI), will receive a $350,000 grant to support its commitment to providing independent living services to people with disabilities in the Cape Girardeau, Mo. area.’
Winners from the inaugural Caring for our Planet category include Three Rivers Land Trust in Salisbury, N.C., which seeks to sustain state farmlands, and Creighton Community Foundation, a Phoenix, Ariz.-based nonprofit which aims to advance food equity in low-income areas through community gardens, among others.
From Elevate USA’s youth mentorship programs in Arvada, Colo., to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine’s food rescue efforts in New York City, this year’s recipients work hard to address timely needs in communities across 23 states and 39 cities in the United States.
Take a look at the other award recipients.
S. Truett Cathy Honoree
SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence – Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Top Category Winners:
Caring for Others through Food
Bracken’s Kitchen, Inc. – Fountain Valley, Calif.
Infant Crisis Services, Inc. – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine – New York, N.Y.
We Don’t Waste – Denver, Colo.
Top Category Winners:
Caring for our Communities
Clover (formerly Kingsley House) – New Orleans, La.
Family Promise of Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Foundation for Women Warriors – Vista, Calif.
Illumination Foundation – Orange, Calif
Top Category Winners:
Caring for the Planet
Creighton Community Foundation – Phoenix, Ariz.
Food Rescue US – Stamford, Conn.
Sasha Bruce Youthwork – Washington, D.C.
Three Rivers Land Trust – Salisbury, N.C.
Atlantic Region Recipients
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis – Memphis, Tenn.
Dare to Care Food Bank – Louisville, Ky.
FoodShare South Carolina – Columbia, S.C.
The CARE House of the Pee Dee – Florence, S.C.
The Filling Station – Pollocksville, N.C.
Northeast Region Recipients
Anne Arundel County CASA – Annapolis, Md.
End Hunger in Calvert County – Huntingtown, Md.
Inspire Arts & Music – Boston, Mass.
PATH: People Against Trafficking Humans – Depew, N.Y.
Water Street Mission – Lancaster, Penn.
Southeast Region Recipients
Chapman Partnership – Miami, Fla.
Fantasy Playhouse – Huntsville, Ala.
LifeNet4Families – Lauderhill, Fla.
Midwest Food Bank – Peachtree City, Ga.
S.H.A.R.E. House – Douglasville, Ga.
Southwest Region Recipients
Breckenridge Village of Tyler – Tyler, Texas
Central Texas Table of Grace – Round Rock, Texas
Cornerstone Crossroads Academy – Dallas, Texas
Mercy Street – Dallas, Texas
National Angels – Austin, Texas
About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family-owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its Original Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,700 restaurants in 47 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.