Two community organizations in the District of Columbia were recipients of generous grants in recognition of their dedication to serving the most needy population in the areas of education and the fight against hunger or homelessness.
They are the nonprofit Arc of Prince Georges County and The Latino Student Fund of the District of Columbia, which received $100,000 and $175,000, respectively, grants awarded by the True Inspiration Awards (awards to the True Inspiration) of this year .
Both are two of 34 organizations recognized for their dedication to serving people Chick-fil-A, which increased its investment in the initiative, with a total of $5 million awarded to grantees for the second year in a row.
This year’s True Inspiration Awards grants range from $30,000 to $350,000, and the Chick-fil-A chain is proud to have organizations in the District of Columbia among this year’s recipients.
As highlighted during the awards ceremony, the Arc of Prince Georges County and The Latino Student Fund have made a profound impact on the community in Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia “and these grants will further their missions of helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and students from pre-K to 12th grade to find success and prosperity”.
In addition to serving their communities in a variety of areas, grantee organizations are led by Hispanics or African Americans or serve communities of color.
The True Inspiration Awards program was created in 2015 to continue the legacy of generosity and community service of S. Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A. Since then, 204 organizations in 36 states, Washington, DC, and Canada have received grants totaling more than $17 million.
“Despite the challenges these organizations have faced in recent years, the 2022 grant recipients have demonstrated passion, perseverance, and incredible leadership as they have continued to enact meaningful change in their communities,” he noted. Rodney Bullard, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc.
“We are inspired by the impact these organizations are making every day, from providing essential goods to those affected by Hurricane Ida to facilitating access to online education for students during the pandemic,” he added.
In addition to the Arc of Prince Georges County and The Latino Student Fund, the 32 other grantees include organizations ranging from The Maui Farm in Makawao, Hawaii, to Thrive in New Orleans, Louisiana, across 19 states and 33 cities.
Since the initiative’s inception, recipients of the True Inspiration Awards program have positively impacted more than 2.4 million people through their work.
Chick-fil-A, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is a privately owned and family-owned restaurant company founded in 1967 by S. Truett Cathy, dedicated to serving the local communities in which it operates its more than 47 establishments. states, Washington, DC and Canada.