Chick-fil-A Foundation has announced their 2017 True Inspiration Awards, created to honor the legacy of Chick-fil-A’s late founder S.Truett Cathy, to honor and provide financial support to 22 not-for-profits in 16 states to help further their work with youth, fostering leadership skills and developing an entrepreneurial spirit with more than $1.1 million in grants.

With its new mobile app, customers voted for organizations in their local communities and helped to select 12 of the winning organizations nationwide, from Boy's Republic in Chino Hills, California to Lexington Leadership Foundation in Lexington, Kentucky.

"These organizations are doing remarkable work in education, leadership development and youth entrepreneurship, so we are thrilled to be able to help support their goals for 2017," said Rodney Bullard, vice president of community affairs for Chick-fil-A and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. He added, "The Chick-fil-A Foundation's mission is to 'enable children to be all they were created to be,' and these organizations have helped make that mission a reality. Chick-fil-A and The Chick-fil-A Foundation are committed to strengthening the communities in which we live."

The 22 award winners will be honored at a celebratory event in Atlanta next year, and funding will be available to them before the end of 2016.



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