Todd Curtis

SALT LAKE CITY — The Road Home homeless shelter is the recipient of a $20,000 grant through the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s True Inspiration Awards. The awards honor organizations across the country that are working to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and youths in their communities.

This grant is among $1.21 million being awarded to organizations spanning 13 states and 16 cities this year. Now in its fourth year, the awards were created to carry on Chick-fil-A’s late founder S. Truett Cathy’s legacy of 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. The Road Home was nominated by franchise operator Becky Pickle.

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“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,” Rodney Bullard, vice president of community affairs for Chick-fil-A and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, said in a statement. “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.”