Chick-fil-A said Monday it would halt contributions made to certain charities and organizations – such as the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes – that have sparked a controversy among LGBT groups.
Instead, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will focus its charities on three areas: education, homelessness and hunger.
“There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told Bisnow. “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
This means the Chick-fil-A Foundation will no longer donate to the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, Bisnow reported. In a press release, Chick-fil-A said it was “introducing a more focused giving approach to provide additional clarity and impact with the causes it supports.” Going forward, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will support Junior Achievement, Covenant House International and local food banks. It will donate $9 million to those causes in 2020.
“The Foundation has made these changes to create more clarity and to better address three critical needs facing children across the communities we serve,” the press release said.
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