Chick-fil-A Foundation Reduces Anti-LGBT Giving

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Chick-fil-A, known for its Christian values and anti-gay stance on civil unions, has dramatically reduced its anti-LGBT giving in the past year. Only about $25,000 in grant donations, out of the $120,000 the Chick-fil-A Foundation made, went to the anti-LGBT Fellowship Christian Athletes. It is more than a 99.2 percent reduction compared to the previous year.

Chick-fil-A nearly doubled its anti-LGBT giving between 2010 and 2011, where the foundation went from $1.9 million in grants to anti-LGBT groups, like the Marriage and Family Foundation, to more than $3.6 million. When the foundation filed the proper forms for 2012 for tax documents for nonprofit organizations, it showed that neither organization in 2012 received any grant money.

Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy in 2012 commented how the company was “guilty as charged” about advocating toward a Christian view of marriage and family, along with the increase and overall grant donations toward anti-LGBT organizations.

The scaled back efforts of Chick-fil-A’s grant donations also carried over to its other nonprofits; donations were given also to the United Negro College Fund, Habitat for Humanity and a couple of others.

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