Mara M. Hartmann
JACKSON, Mississippi--Young girls who may be vulnerable to bullying are among the beneficiaries of the Entergy Charitable Foundation's recently-awarded grants. This second round of 2016 grants, totaling $80,500, went to the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi and nine other nonprofit organizations in communities served by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi offers the "Be a Friend First" anti-bullying and leadership development program to school-aged girls in underserved communities.
"Charitable contributions are among the more important ways in which we power life in communities by expanding resources and services for those who need it most," said Valarie Mabry, Entergy Mississippi public affairs representative. "Employees and retirees also contribute to our efforts by volunteering for charitable organizations in ways that support our mission to add value to the communities we serve."
Requests for funding through the Entergy Charitable Foundation are reviewed twice annually. Paired with awards made in the first round of funding last year, foundation giving in Mississippi communities totaled more than $127,000 in 2016. The deadline for the first round of grants requests for 2017 is Feb. 1.
Mississippi programs supported in the second round of 2016 Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are:
A complete list of 2016 grant awards can be found at entergy.com/ecfgrants.
Each year Entergy shareholders award approximately $16 million to local nonprofits through various grant programs. Entergy Charitable Foundation grants focus on education, poverty solutions and environmental programs that improve the quality of life in communities served by Entergy.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 442,000 customers in 45 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy Corporation is 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.