Lake Avenue Community Foundation Awarded $75,000 Grant Through Chick-fil-A Foundation

Organization is one of 32 National Recipients of 2018 True Inspiration Awards

Published : Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 11:29 AM

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The Lake Avenue Community Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth in vulnerable communities, has been named the recipient of a $75,000 grant through The Chick-fil-A® Foundation’s True Inspiration Awards. The Chick-fil-A Foundation’s True Inspiration Awards honor organizations across the country who are working hard to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and youth in their communities.

Lake Avenue Community Foundation is committed to unleashing the potential of youth in vulnerable communities. As a faith-based nonprofit, this organization provides the tools necessary for children, youth and families to thrive academically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. Its holistic, community-collaborative programming includes mentoring and tutoring.

This grant is among $1.21 million in grants being awarded to organizations throughout the country the True Inspiration Awards this year. Now in its fourth year, the True Inspiration Awards were created to carry on Chick-fil-A’s late founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of generosity and community service, and dedication to inspiring children to become future leaders. The grants range from $20,000 to $100,000. Organizations can either apply for an award directly or receive a nomination from a local Chick-fil-A restaurant franchisee based on the group’s local work.

In addition to Lake Avenue Community Foundation, the other 21 winning organizations range from The Let it Be Foundation in Chino, California, to New City Kids, Inc. in Jersey City, New Jersey, spanning 13 states and 16 cities.

“We’re honored to celebrate these remarkable individuals and organizations whose passion for education, leadership development and youth entrepreneurship inspires young people and adults alike,” said Rodney Bullard, vice president of community affairs for Chick-fil-A and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. “These individuals and organizations embody our founder Truett S. Cathy’s generosity and dedication to service. We admire their courage, hard work and commitment to helping young people dream big.”

The True Inspiration Awards are one way the Chick-fil-A Foundation is fulfilling its mission to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A. The Chick-fil-A Foundation will award the 23 winning organizations at the fourth annual True Inspiration Awards celebration in Atlanta next spring. The True Inspiration Awards are the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s central grant-giving platform. The Foundation reviews and distributes additional grant requests on a quarterly basis.

To learn more about the True Inspiration Awards and view a complete list of recipients, visit

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