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Just Announced: 2017 True Inspiration Award Winners!

The Chick-fil-A Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 True Inspiration Awards.  Each year, the Foundation honors organizations and community foundations from across the country for their work impacting the lives of youth in the areas on Innovative Education, Youth Entrepreneurship and Leadership. The 2017 winners are all remarkable organizations that we are honored to support through grant funding.

Congratulations to all of the winners!  


Emerging Leader Development

Urban Ventures

Minneapolis, MN

Teach for America (Westside Initiative)

Atlanta, GA

No Greater Sacrifice

Washington, DC


Innovative Education

Friends of the Children

Portland, OR

Door of Hope After School Program & Mentoring

Pasadena, CA

Lekotek of Georgia

  • Nominated by Operator Chris Darley

Atlanta, GA


Youth Entrepreneurship

Orange County Rescue Mission - Children's Business Fair

  • Nominated by Operator Peter Brakke

Tustin, CA


Phoenix, AZ

Youth Entrepreneurs Kansas

Wichita, KS


Regional Award Winners

Atlantic Region

YMCA of the Triangle

  • Nominated by Operator Dave Butts

Raleigh, NC

Lexington Leadership Foundation

  • Nominated by Operator Jeff Stryker

Lexington, KY

Midwest Region

Hillcrest Transitional Housing Youth Program

  • Nominated by Operator Jared Johnson

Kansas City, MO

REbel, Inc.

  • Nominated by Operator Randy Harris

Overland Park, KS

Northeast Region

Pure Water of the World

  • Nominated by Operators Wade Bradford & Michael McFerren

Rutland, VT

Girls on the Run

  • Nominated by Operator Sam Class

Amber, PA

Southeast Region

Christ's Starfish Foundation

  • Nominated by Operator Jeromy Williams

Jacksonville, FL

Cobb County Safety Village

  • Nominated by Operator Zach Thomas

Atlanta, GA

Southwest Region

The Little Light House

  • Nominated by Operator Arthur Greeno

Tulsa, OK

Katy ISD Education Foundation

  • Nominated by Operator Rusty Wylie

Katy, TX

West Region

Angels of America's Fallen

  • Nominated by Operator Randy Watson

Colorado Springs, CO

Boy's Republic

  • Nominated by Operator David Dinasan

Chino Hills, CA


Truett Cathy Honoree

The Leaven

  • Nominated by Operator Ryan Osbrink

Fairfield, CA

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