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

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True Inspiration Awards
True Inspiration Awards


Awarded to 23 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 were created to 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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organizations served in 2017
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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.
Discover Atlanta's Westside
reduction in crime
graduation rate for At-Promise participants
Junior Achievement


students reached in 2018

Junior Achievement

Inspiring young people to success 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

  • Providing 'True Inspiration' in the Windy City

    Providing 'True Inspiration' in the Windy City

    Find out how this incredible organization, By His Hands, is serving nearly 1,400 kids across five inner-city locations.

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  • MLK day of service

    MLK day of service

    More than 500 Atlantans participated in Westside Volunteer Corps events

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  • Atlanta CEOs come together for Westside

    Atlanta CEOs come together for Westside

    Nearly 30 Atlanta CEOs and civic leaders camped out for a good cause

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