Four Atlanta-area Organizations Named 2022 Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards Recipients

Staff Report

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Teach One to Lead One, Bloom Our Youth, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, and The Stewart Foundation have been named recipients of the annual Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Awards program. These organizations are making a profound impact throughout Atlanta and these grants will further their efforts in their communities.

Teach One to Lead One, a community mentoring program based in Cobb County, which serves at-risk youth by helping them develop personal and professional skills, received $150,000. Bloom Our Youth in Fayetteville strives to improve the lives of children in foster care and received a $100,000 grant. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, which serves more than 36,000 girls across 34 Georgia counties, received $50,000, andThe Stewart Foundation, which provides young men and women with the skillsets to become leaders in their community, received $50,000.  

This year, 34 organizations received a combined total of $5 million in grants to expand their community efforts in the areas of education, hunger and homelessness. In addition to serving their communities in these areas, the recipient organizations are either Black-led or serve communities of color.

The True Inspiration Awards were established in 2015 to carry on Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of generosity and community service. Since that time, 204 organizations across 36 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada have been awarded grants totaling more than $17 million. After increasing its investment in the initiative last year, Chick-fil-A has awarded individual grants ranging from $50,000 to $350,000.

“Despite the challenges these organizations have faced in the past few years, the 2022 grant recipients have demonstrated incredible passion, perseverance and leadership as they have continued to enact meaningful change in their communities,” said Rodney Bullard, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. “We are inspired by the impact these organizations have every day, from providing essential items to those affected by Hurricane Ida to enabling access to online education for students during the pandemic. We’re honored to invest in the future of these organizations and help them enhance their life-changing work and grow their impact.” 

In addition to these organizations, the other 30 recipients range from The Maui Farm in Makawao, Hawaii, to Thrive in New Orleans, La., spanning 19 states and 33 cities. Since the initiative’s inception, True Inspiration Awards grant recipients have positively impacted more than 2.4 million individuals through their work. 

More information, including the full list of the 2022 True Inspiration Awards grant recipients, is available at