Chick-fil-A Donates Record-Breaking Funding to 51 Nonprofits through 2024 True Inspiration Awards Program

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program, Chick-fil-A expands giving, awarding the largest number of nonprofit recipients, including five grants in Canada and Puerto Rico

ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Chick-fil-A, Inc. announced today the 51 nonprofit grant recipients of the 2024 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards® program. Established in 2015, this year marks the 10th anniversary of the program, which seeks to honor and support organizations that make a positive impact in their local communities. This year, Chick-fil-A celebrated the anniversary by awarding the most funding in the program’s history and the highest number of nonprofit recipients.

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2024 By the Numbers:

  • $5.48 million in grants, ranging from $30,000 to $350,000.
  • 51 nonprofit recipients, including five total nonprofits in Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Nearly 640,000 votes submitted by Chick-fil-A One® Members through the Chick-fil-A® App to help select regional recipients.

About the 2024 S. Truett Cathy Honoree:

  • This year’s top nonprofit recipient, Joy Meadows, received a $350,000 grant.
  • Joy Meadows is an organization that provides foster families with community support, housing and other resources across the greater Kansas City area.
  • The grant will help support the expansion of therapy, day camps, caregiver training and other programming for the organization.
  • The S. Truett Cathy Honoree grant is awarded to an organization that embodies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Chick-fil-A’s late founder.

“I’ve seen firsthand the good that Joy Meadows brings to the Kansas City area and the foster care community,” said Drew Severns, local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Lenexa who helped prepare the nomination. “From on-site therapy to a free clothing closet to day camps, this grant will allow Joy Meadows to continue impacting families across Kansas City.”

Chick-fil-A also honored the program’s milestone by making surprise donations to the nine previous S. Truett Cathy honorees, totaling more than $400,000

The Collective Impact:

  • Since 2015, Chick-fil-A has awarded more than 300 True Inspiration Awards grants to nonprofits across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • Collectively, the company has contributed over $27.8 million, impacting more than 500,000 people annually.

The True Inspiration Awards grants are given to organizations that make an impact by Caring for People, Caring for Others through Food, Caring for Our Communities and Caring for our Planet – falling within Chick-fil-A’s corporate social responsibility pillars, which help guide overall giving efforts. Category winners, as well as regional winners, from across North America, including Canada and Puerto Rico, are recognized every year for bettering their communities.

“Across the communities Chick-fil-A serves, we strive to have a positive impact, and we are honored to support local nonprofits that are truly making a difference in their neighborhoods,” said Brent Fielder, senior director of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “This year’s True Inspiration Awards grant recipients are doing incredible work in their local communities – from feeding those in need to providing resources for military families to supporting the development of students and more. Chick-fil-A is thrilled to help further the impact of these nonprofits through our largest number of True Inspiration Awards to date.”

The full list of 2024 True Inspiration Awards grant recipients is below. More information about the program can be found at Chick-fil-A.com/True-Inspiration-Awards. To learn more about how Chick-fil-A, Inc. gives back to the communities it serves through other corporate social responsibility initiatives, visit Chick-fil-A.com/corporate-social-responsibility.

S. Truett Cathy Honoree
Joy Meadows – Linwood, Kan.

Category Winners: Caring for People
Peak Education – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Crispus Attucks Association of York, PAYork, Pa.
Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte – Mt. Crested Butte, Colo.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson – Tucson, Ariz.

Category Winners: Caring for Others through Food
Harlem Grown – New York, N.Y.
Weld Food Bank – Greeley, Colo.
Tempe Community Action Agency – Tempe, Ariz.
Good Shepherd Food Bank – Auburn, Maine

Category Winners: Caring for our Communities
Community Human ServicesMonterey, Calif.
GenerateHopeSan Diego, Calif.
Hornbuckle FoundationLittleton, Colo.
Family Promise of Gallatin Valley – Bozeman, Mont.

Category Winners: Caring for the Planet
Alice Ferguson Foundation – Accokeek, Md.
YMCA of Boulder Valley – Lafayette, Colo.
Loveland Living Planet AquariumDraper, Utah
Conservation Legacy – Durango, Colo.

Category Winners: Global Recipients
Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico – Carolina, Puerto Rico
Friends of Puerto Rico – Bayamon, Puerto Rico
East York Meals on WheelsToronto, Ontario, Canada
Children’s Aid Foundation of CanadaToronto, Ontario, Canada
Living Lakes Canada – Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Atlantic Region Recipients 
ForKids – Chesapeake, Va.
The Shepherd’s House – Mount Airy, N.C.
Barefoot Republic – Franklin, Tenn.
Crosby Scholars Community Partnership – Winston Salem, N.C.
Greenwood Pathway House – Greenwood, S.C.

Midwest Region Recipients 
DuPage Habitat for HumanityWheaton, Ill.
House of HopeWaterloo, Iowa
Youth Volunteer Corps – Kansas City, Mo.
Home of the SparrowMcHenry, Ill.

Northeast Region Recipients 
America’s Grow-a-Row – Pittstown, N.J.
Housing Plus – New York, N.Y.
Community Youth Advance – Hyattsville, Md.
The Training Source, Inc. – Seat Pleasant, Md.
The Boston Higher Education Resource Center – Boston, Mass.

Southeast Region Recipients 
Feeding Northeast FloridaJacksonville, Fla.
Urban RecipeAtlanta, Ga.
Georgia Center for Civic Engagement – Cartersville, Ga.
Love INC of BrevardMelbourne, Fla.
MAP InternationalBrunswick, Ga.

Southwest Region Recipients
All Ears! CenterThe Woodlands, Texas
East Texas Food BankTyler, Texas
Brother Bill’s Helping HandDallas, Texas
Son of a SaintNew Orleans, La.
Amarillo Habitat for Humanity – Amarillo, Texas

West Region Recipients 
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley – Phoenix, Ariz.
Project Sanctuary – Granby, Colo.
Kids On the Move – Orem, Utah
Korean American Community ServicesSan Jose, Calif.
Vine Maple Place – Maple Valley, Wash.

About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
Chick-fil-A, Inc. is the third largest quick-service restaurant company in the United States, known for its freshly-prepared food, signature hospitality and unique franchise model. More than 200,000 Team Members are employed by independent owner-operators in more than 3,000 restaurants across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. In 2023, the company shared plans to expand by 2030 into Europe and Asia. 

Chick-fil-A owner-operators live and work in the communities their restaurants serve, each supporting local efforts to address hunger, education, and making a positive impact. The family-owned and privately held company was founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy. More information on Chick-fil-A is available at www.chick-fil-a.com and @ChickfilANews.  

SOURCE Chick-fil-A, Inc.



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