The WinShape Foundation primarily funds marriage retreats as well as youth camps and foster homes, according to tax documents.
According to the Chick-fil-A Foundation's 990 tax form for fiscal year 2016, the Georgia-based nonprofit donated to more than 250 organizations across the country, including the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta, a Georgia refugee support group, and a Georgia Catholic high school.
Most of the groups receiving donations are focused on community, family, or youth support, and much of their work is nonpolitical in nature.
The donations range from just $125 to an Atlanta organization that helps families transition out of homelessness, to nearly $1.6 million donated to various chapters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in 2017.
FCA is a Kansas City, Missouri-based Christian organization that organizes sports camps and Bible studies for young athletes. FCA's Statement of Faith, among other Scripture-based tenets, affirms the Christian view of marriage.
"God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman," it reads.
"We believe that God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people; following Christ's example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity and respect," the statement continues.
Another oft-cited "anti-LGBT" organization is the Salvation Army, a Christian organization deicated to helping the poor, which recieved $150,000 from Chick-fil-A in 2017, making it possible to provide Christmas gifts to "11,000 children in need throughout the Atlanta area," Chick-fil-A says.
"To suggest that our efforts in supporting these organizations was focused on suppressing a group of people is misleading and inaccurate," the company has stated.
"It is well-known that our Founder S. Truett Cathy used biblical principles to guide our business in its formative stages, and that we still uphold those same principles today."
Media and activist scrutiny of Chick-fil-A heated up in 2012, when company president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy, an outspoken Christian and son of the late founder, gave an interview to the Baptist Press and expressed his support for a traditional view of marriage, based on his Christian faith.
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"We are very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy told the Baptist Press.
"We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that," Cathy said.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation did not respond to CNA's media request by press time.