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The Chick-fil-A Foundation shares details of 2018 charitable donations

The 2018 Form 990 filed by the Chick-fil-A Foundation is now available

At the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the giving arm of Chick-fil-A, Inc., our mission is to nourish the potential in every child. We don't take our mission lightly, and that's why we partner with organizations and charities that will help us create the caring communities we envision.

With this in mind, we take the utmost care to thoughtfully select and ultimately fund nonprofit organizations that support a diverse array of programs and charities nationwide.

In 2018, we are happy and proud to share that our donations and sponsorships contributed to strengthening and building communities.

Our 2018 Form 990 shares all the details of our charitable donations. Here is a breakdown of the 2018 highlights. Going forward, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will focus its giving toward key organizations that address education, homelessness and hunger.

Covenant House

Covenant House received $225,000 in support of national and local programs (in California and Georgia) that support youth facing homelessness. The Chick-fil-A Foundation has since committed to a significant partnership with Covenant House in 2020.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The FCA received $1.65 million to provide underserved youth with week-long summer sports camps at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including Morehouse College and Spelman College. Students who participate are not required to be members of FCA or sign any FCA pledge.

Junior Achievement

The Chick-fil-A Foundation donated approximately $1.02 million to Junior Achievement USA, Junior Achievement Georgia, Junior Achievement New Jersey and Junior Achievement Northern New England. The Chick-fil-A Foundation has since committed to a significant partnership with Junior Achievement USA in 2020.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army received $115,000 for the Angel Tree program, which provided gifts for children during the holidays. As a result, 11,000 children were impacted.

Supporting our Hometown

The Chick-fil-A Foundation also gave back to other organizations in its hometown of Atlanta, focusing specifically on the ongoing community revitalization efforts on Atlanta's Westside.

For example, City of Refuge - a nonprofit that seeks to eradicate poverty and drive social transformation by providing shelter, food, education, job training, youth development opportunities and more - received $1 million.

The Chick-fil-A Foundation was also the initial funder of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta Leadership & Learning Center. The donation of $1 million helped fund the state-of-the-art training center that serves as a hub for innovative professional development and training in early learning, afterschool, health and wellness for local and regional YMCA staff.

Westside Future Fund

Atlanta's Westside Future Fund received $1.7 million to support its efforts to create and curate an ecosystem that disrupts the cycle of poverty, fostering holistic transformation and community revitalization in Atlanta's historic Westside neighborhoods.

For more about the Chick-fil-A Foundation's giving, read our latest announcement about our commitment for giving in 2020 and see a preview of our 2019 giving here.

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