Chick-fil-A announced Monday that it would no longer give gifts to fellow Christian athletes and the Salvation Army after years of criticism from LHBTQ advocates, according to several reports.
"Remaining true to its mission of nurturing the potential of each child, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will elaborate on giving to a smaller number of organizations that work exclusively in education, homelessness and hunger," the company said in
"In addition, the foundation will no longer assume multi-year commitments and will reassess its philanthropic partnerships annually to allow maximum impact," the statement states. "These partners can include faith-based and non-faith-based charities."
The company confirmed that it would no longer donate to the fellow of the Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, according to Business Insider. Chick-fil-A has donated to the two organizations to help underrated youth.
"We have undertaken several years of commitments to both organizations, and we met those commitments in 201[ads1]8. As we move forward, you will see that the Chick-fil-A Foundation will support the three specific initiatives of homelessness, hunger and education," said a representative from Chick-fil-A to Business Insider.
Chick-fil-A has long faced criticism for its gifts, especially for giving gifts to conservative religious organizations.
Chick-fil-A donated 1 , $ 6 million to the sports camps organized by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and $ 150,000 to the Salvation Army, according to USA Today.