Over the past three years, Chick-fil-A, Inc. and its franchised Restaurant Operators have given more than $68 million in contributions to over 700 educational and charitable organizations and have provided millions of dollars in food donations all across America. Learn more about how Chick-fil-A gives back http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Company/Responsibility-Overview.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation is the corporate foundation of Chick-fil-A, Inc. A not-for-profit organization, the purpose is to lead Chick-fil-A’s commitment to support youth and education in local communities. The Foundation manifests the corporate purpose, through youth empowerment, community initiatives, and employee engagement opportunities. Visit the Foundation’s website to learn more, http://www.chick-fil-afoundation.org/.
Chick-fil-A, Inc. founder S. Truett Cathy established the Team Member Scholarship program in 1973 to encourage Chick-fil-A restaurant employees to further their education. At that time, the program was the only one of its kind offered by a quick-service restaurant chain. In 1996, the company replaced the Team Member Scholarship with the Leadership Scholarship program, which places a greater emphasis on a restaurant employee’s community service and leadership abilities.
Through its Leadership Scholarship program, Chick-fil-A has offered more than $34 million in financial assistance to more than 34,000 restaurant team members who have attended more than 3,100 colleges, universities and other educational institutions throughout the country. The company will award $1.825 million in scholarships to 1,800 restaurant team members in 2015.
Chick-fil-A, Inc. also awards S. Truett Cathy Scholar Awards, which provide additional $1,000 scholarships to the top 25 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship recipients each year. Implemented in 1996 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Chick-fil-A’s scholarship program, last year’s S. Truett Cathy Award recipients brought the total awarded to $450,000.