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Chick-Fil-A Donating $5 Million in Grants to Nonprofits That Help Communities of Color

by Matthew Wilson
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Chick-fil-A is committed to helping communities of color with its grants program. The restaurant chain is putting its money where its mouth is, so to speak. Chick-fil-A plans to donate a total of $5 million to help local black communities.

Chick-fil-A announced nominations for its second annual “True Inspiration Awards” are open. “True Inspiration Awards” focuses on black-ran nonprofits that also help communities of color. The chicken restaurant will be awarding grants to a total of 34 nonprofits, the sum amount totaling $5 million.

On Twitter, the restaurant wrote, “We’re inspired by the stories of our True Inspiration Awards winners who are serving our communities by working to address education, hunger & homelessness.”


Chick-fil-A Reveals Requirements For the Grants

These nonprofits must focus on combating issues of education, hunger, and also homelessness within black communities. Additionally, Chick-fil-A has some other criteria for which nonprofits are eligible. For instance, nonprofits must be based in the United States or Canada. Additionally according to the website a nonprofit must: “have a majority black board of directors. Executive leadership and staff. Or provide services that currently and intentionally impact black communities or other communities of color in a quantifiable or measurable way.”

“The True Inspiration Awards have always been a platform to give back on a local level,” the website said. For instance, the restaurant chain said it wants to help local leaders find solutions to “key systematic issues” in black communities.

The restaurant chain will award between $50,000 to $350,000 to each nonprofit. Nonprofits can apply for the grants themselves. But a local Chick-fil-A can also nominate any worthy nonprofits for the awards as well. Applications for the “True Inspiration Awards” are open between now and May 31. The chain encourages any eligible nonprofits to apply.

Rodney Bullard, Chick-fil-A’s vice president of corporate social responsibility, highlighted the program and its benefits. He also said the chain felt honored to help nonprofits in their mission to serve local communities.

“There are incredible nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and Canada working to address key issues that disproportionately affect communities of color in the areas of education, homelessness, and hunger,” Bullard said in a statement.