Our Purpose

Local Operator, Brad Nichols, believes that the organization’s focus on caring well for people is foundational in making all business decisions big and small. “Our ability to create value in the lives of others solely rests on our inner discipline to put our business mission as top priority each day”, states Mr. Nichols when discussing Chick-fil-A Helena’s mission. The leadership team at Chick-fil-A Helena has a share desire to have a positive impact on others while pursuing excellence through the organization’s mission:


College Scholarships

Over $14,000,000 in college scholarships awarded last year!

In 1973, Truett Cathy set a jar on the restaurant counter. The reason? To help Team Member Eddie White raise funds to pursue his dream of a college education. Thanks to contributions from guests and Truett himself, Eddie’s dream came true. After graduation, Eddie went on to have a career in education, eventually serving as Assistant Superintendent in the greater Atlanta area. From that mayonnaise jar, Chick-fil-A’s scholarship was born. Since then, we’ve awarded over $46 million to approximately 41,000 Chick-fil-A restaurant Team Members across the country.

True Inspiration Awards

S. Truett Cathy was known to ask a simple question: “Why not your very best?” This question guided him as a husband, a father and a businessman—it also guided his work in the community. With a passionate belief in the unlimited potential of every child, he dedicated his life to inspiring and challenging young people to be their very best, too.

In 2015, the Chick-fil-A Foundation established the True Inspiration Awards to honor Truett’s legacy. Each year, we celebrate organizations from across the country who embody his spirit of service and exist, like the Foundation, to help every child become all they were created to be.

Working in the areas of Innovative Education, Emerging Leader Development and Youth Entrepreneurship, True Inspiration Award recipients are working hard to make a lasting difference in their communities—and we’re proud to help them extend their impact through these annual awards across the nation.

Winshape Foundation

The WinShape Foundation provides meaningful experiences and creates connections that develop individuals, strengthen relationships, and expose life-altering hope and truth. From day camps for kids to programs that grow college students and shape culture for organizations, each of our programs is rooted in transformation. There’s power in this place and the individuals who participate in our ministries.