The True Inspiration Awards™ program was created in 2015 to honor the legacy of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy. Since then, more than $7.1 million has been granted to nonprofits doing amazing things in their communities. This year, Chick-fil-A committed to award $5 million in True Inspiration Awards grants to qualifying nonprofits that are either Black-led or serving primarily Black communities or other communities of color. Applications for the 2021 True Inspiration Awards program closed on September 25, 2020.
Help us select our regional winners! Chick-fil-A One® Members can vote for the 2021 True Inspiration Awards regional finalists within the Chick-fil-A® App from November 7 through November 21, 2020.
S. Truett Cathy honoree
One organization will be selected as the S. Truett Cathy honoree. The S. Truett Cathy honoree will embody the generous, innovative spirit of Chick-fil-A’s founder — pioneering new ways to solve problems and serve others.
Award amount: $350,000
Nine organizations will be selected as Category winners. Category winners will demonstrate leadership and impact in the areas of education, hunger and homelessness.
Twenty-four organizations will be selected as Regional winners for their work in one of the three categories (education, hunger or homelessness). These organizations must be nominated by a Chick-fil-A Operator, and Chick-fil-A One Customers will have the opportunity to vote on finalists in the Chick-fil-A App.
Award amounts: $50,000 to $150,000
Read inspiring stories of previous True Inspiration Award recipients who are finding solutions to issues facing their communities.
Note: These organizations were chosen in past award cycles prior to this year's change in focus.