Our History

The Chick-fil-A Foundation grew out of an idea the Cathy family had in 2010 to honor their father on his 90th birthday. Truett Cathy’s legacy of giving still guides the vision and values of the Foundation, and we are committed to upholding his standards of generosity and selflessness.


Opened Junior Acheivement's Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center

Junior Achievement of Georgia and the Chick-fil-A Foundation unveiled a new state-of-the-art financial literacy and career readiness center inside the Georgia World Congress Center. The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s commitment to financial literacy, career readiness and improving the graduation rate among local students drove the desire to bring the Discovery Center to Atlanta. The cooperation among more than 50 businesses, foundations and local education systems laid the foundation for a transformative experience that will equip future leaders with the knowledge, capacity and motivation to become financially independent and build a better future for themselves and their community.

Broke Ground on Junior Achievement's Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center

The groundbreaking for Junior Achievement’s Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center in January 2013 solidified the Foundation’s $5.1 million commitment to its first capital project. The partnership with Junior Achievement of Georgia, Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools and Fulton County Schools will result in a new financial literacy and career readiness center. The center will be integrated into the curriculum of 30,000 metro Atlanta middle school students beginning in September 2013.

Our Team

Along with all Chick-fil-A employees, our Foundation team and advisory board are the driving force behind our ability to make a difference. We are committed to strengthening the communities in which we live.