Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant announced that three non-profit organizations in North Texas will receive grants from the 2023 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program.
According to Dallas InnovationChick-fil-A has selected a total of 46 nonprofits across the country to collectively receive $5 million in grants to support their respective community work. Among these 46 recipients, three nonprofits are located in the North Texas area.
“Through our True Inspiration Awards grant program, Chick-fil-A is helping to empower local nonprofits that are driving positive change and making a tangible impact on the communities they serve.” — Brent Fielder, Chick-fil Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility -A, the statement says.
Two Dallas nonprofits have been named: Cornerstone Crossroads Academy and Mercy Street.
Cornerstone Crossroads Academy is an educational academy centered on students, faculty, volunteers, churches, donors and community partners. The school prides itself on being more than a school, but a community.
According to the Mercy Street website, Mercy Street is an organization that uses sports, mentoring, and leadership to develop transformative relationships with urban youth through Christian mentorship.
City House, located in Plano, Texas, is the third non-profit organization to receive the grant. The non-profit organization is committed to protecting, serving and empowering children and young people facing homelessness, abuse or neglect.
In order to receive a grant, organizations must actively work to address important issues that align with Chick-fil-A’s corporate social responsibility priorities, according to Dallas Innovation.
These specific priorities include caring for people, caring for others through food, caring for our communities, and caring for our planet.
“This year, we have added a new grant category, Caring for Our Planet, to help support additional nonprofits that act as good custodians of our shared planet. We are pleased to be investing in the growth and legacy of all of our 2023 recipient organizations across the US.”