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We do this by having a positive influence on youth in our communities by supporting innovative education, youth entrepreneurship, and emerging leader development.

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True Inspiration Awards
True Inspiration Awards


Awarded to 22 nonprofits

True Inspiration Awards

Recognizing outstanding community organizations that honor Truett Cathy's legacy

Truett Cathy was known to ask a simple question: “Why not your very best?” This question guided him as a husband, a father and a businessman—it also guided his work in the community. With a passionate belief in the unlimited potential of every child, he dedicated his life to inspiring and challenging young people to be their very best, too. In 2015, the Chick-fil-A Foundation established the True Inspiration Awards to honor Truett's legacy. Each year, we celebrate organizations from across the country who embody his spirit of service and exist, like us, to help every child become all they can be.
Joshua Paul, Sacramento, California

Programs like this are why I'm proud to be a Chick-fil-A Operator

Joshua Paul, Sacramento, California

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Atlanta's Westside

Partnering for good to bring about positive, lasting change

The neighborhoods nestled on the Westside of Atlanta—English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center—hold special historical significance. These neighborhoods served as the incubator for the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, Jr., preached on these streets, and some of the nation’s most prestigious black colleges and universities are located here today. This culturally rich part of the city has fallen on hard times in more recent years, and many families are living below the federal poverty line. Working hand-in-hand with local community members, civic and non-profit organizations, and corporations, the Chick-fil-A Foundation is working to restore and revitalize these historic communities—so the children and families who call these neighborhoods home can once again be part of Atlanta's success story.
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Junior Achievement


students reached in 2018

Junior Achievement

Inspiring young people to succeed in a global economy.

That's what Junior Achievement (JA) does every day. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations like the Chick-fil-A Foundation, JA works to expand youth education and economic development in communities around the world, reaching more than 10 million young people every year. By showing children the connection between their education and their future career success, JA is building the next generation of achievers - and we're proud to play a part.
S. Truett Cathy

There's a solution to every problem

S. Truett Cathy

The Foundation spotlight

  • Meet Angeula Martin: 2019 Chick-fil-A Fellow

    Meet Angeula Martin: 2019 Chick-fil-A Fellow

    Chick-fil-A Foundation is proud to sponsor 30 college students each year to participate in the Chick-fil-A Fellows program.

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  • How Community Youth Advance is filling educational gaps in its community

    How Community Youth Advance is filling educational gaps in its community

    Community Youth Advance is one of the 22 non-profits awarded a True Inspiration Award grant by the Chick-fil-A Foundation in 2019.

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  • Chick-fil-A Vine City unveils H.J. Russell Community Room

    Chick-fil-A Vine City unveils H.J. Russell Community Room

    The room honors an Atlanta legacy while providing a new gathering space for the Westside community.

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