Read our most-asked questions about the True Inspiration Awards® program below.
True Inspiration Awards
What is the True Inspiration Awards program?
Since 2015, the True Inspiration Awards program has carried on Chick-fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of generosity and community service by providing grants to nonprofit organizations working to strengthen our communities. This year, Chick-fil-A granted $5 million to organizations that work in the areas of Caring for People, Caring for others through Food, Caring for our Communities or Caring for our Planet.
What is the deadline for submitting an application for the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program?
The application period for the 2023 True Inspiration Awards program has closed. In Spring 2023, eligible nonprofit organizations can apply for a 2024 True Inspiration Awards grant by filling out an application form. At that time, organizations may also be nominated by Chick-fil-A® Operators who wish to support local organizations in their community. Applications will be accepted March 1-June 1, 2023.
What organizations are eligible?
Organizations must be a (i) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico or (ii) a Canadian charitable organization that can provide an opinion of counsel that confirms it is the equivalent of a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity in its home jurisdiction. Organizations must be based in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada to be eligible.
Organizations who received a True Inspiration Awards grant in 2022 or 2023 will not be eligible to apply for the 2024 True Inspiration Awards.
Organizations must also have needs that align with our Corporate Social Responsibility priorities: Caring for People, Caring for Others through Food, Caring for our Communities and Caring for our Planet.
How many Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards were given out this year?
In 2023, we awarded 46 grants.
How much money does each Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards winner receive?
In 2023, the grants ranged between $30,000 and $350,000.
When will the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards winners be announced?
Winners are typically announced in January.
Who can I contact for questions?
For more information, you can reach out to Melonie Flavin, Coordinator, Corporate Social Responsibility, at 404-765-2615 or Melonie.email@example.com.