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Money is Part of $1.5 Million Awarded to Groups in Seven States
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas School for the Deaf students are among the beneficiaries of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s grants for the first half of 2016. The school’s program enriches technology access and skills and is an example of the more than 80 nonprofit organizations in seven states recently awarded grants totaling $1.5 million from the company’s foundation. Organizations in communities served by Entergy Arkansas, Inc. received $92,000 in grants.
“We see it as a privilege to give back to communities around the state to help people and organizations prosper,” said Tom Kennedy, vice president of public affairs for Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation provides monies focused on education, poverty solutions and environmental programs that improve the quality of life in communities served by Entergy Corporation. Applications for the foundation’s next grant award cycle can be submitted at “Our Community” at entergy.com for one month from January 1, 2017 through February 1, 2017.
“Making a difference in our communities through the Entergy Charitable Foundation is one of the many ways We Power Life for our customers, employees and communities,” Kennedy added. “Entergy shareholders – our owners -- provide the funding for charitable organizations that create vibrant, healthy communities. In addition, our employees and retirees have the opportunity to take an active role in their local communities by taking part in Entergy’s Community Connector Volunteer Program that allows employees and retirees to earn up to $750 in grants per year for qualifying nonprofits.”
Among the programs supported by 2016 Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are:
Partnerships with the United Negro College Fund and the American Indian College Fund benefit stakeholders in all Entergy utility service areas. A complete list of grants awarded can be found at: http://www.entergy.com/our_community/ECF_grant_guidelines.aspx
In 2015, Entergy shareholders awarded more than $15 million to local nonprofits through various grant programs. Over the past 10 years, Entergy Corporation has donated more than $150 million. Entergy employees engaged in more than 100,400 hours of volunteer service last year valued at more than $3 million. Learn more in our 2015 integrated report.
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties and is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11.5 billion and more than 13,000 employees.