Applications are open until July 15, 2019.
About the award categories
Here's a look at the description of each award category.
Education - programs supporting under- served youth, focusing on character and leadership development, academic excellence, and encouraging community involvement (scholarships, mentoring, after school programming).
Youth Homelessness & Poverty - programs outside of education focusing on providing direct services and support to young people and their families.
Economic empowerment - programs developing business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills (workforce readiness, financial literacy training, career path development, pipeline employment).
About the True Inspiration Awards
S. 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 the Foundation, to help every child become all they can be.
True Inspiration Award recipients are working hard to make a lasting difference in their communities-and we're proud to help them extend their impact through these annual awards.