Chick-fil-A gives $ 5 million to nonprofits to empower black communities

Chick-fil-A is donating $ 5 million to 34 nonprofits across the United States to help black Americans make a difference in their communities.

Grants from the 2022 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program will go to organizations led by Blacks or serving communities of color, the Atlanta-based company noted in a report.

“Despite the challenges these organizations have faced over the past few years, 2022 grant recipients have demonstrated incredible passion, persistence and leadership as they continued to make change. meaningful in their communities, “said Rodney Bullard, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc.

“We are inspired by the daily impact these organizations have on their communities, from providing essential items to those affected by Hurricane Ida to accessing online education for students during the pandemic. We are honored to invest in the future of these organizations and to help them increase their incredible impact.

A non-profit organization in Long Beach, California, Precious Lamb Preschool, was nominated this year S. Truett Cathy Honoree, which Chick-fil-A bestows on an organization that embodies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of its late founder.

Precious lamb will get a $ 350,000 grant for her commitment to enriching the lives of her families by providing free, full-time, quality education and care to children of the greatest Long beach roaming area.

“Precious Lamb Preschool is making a positive impact on local families every day by breaking down barriers to help end the cycle of homelessness,” said John howard, operator of Chick-fil-A Long Beach, which appointed the non-profit association. “Their work is truly inspiring, and this grant will help them continue their efforts to provide access to resources and support through a nurturing, family-based approach that allows young children to thrive. “

The selection process for the True Inspiration Awards selection process is led by Chick-fil-A members who vote through a Chick-fil-A app. Over 500,000 votes were cast through the app this year to help choose regional grant recipients.

Consult the list of winners here.