News Release > $118,500 in Grants Help Build Stronger Communities in Arkansas

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$118,500 in Grants Help Build Stronger Communities in Arkansas


Sally Graham

Entergy Charitable Foundation is accepting new grant requests through Feb. 1

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Families in Arkansas struggling with food insecurity are among the beneficiaries of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s second round of grants awarded in 2016. Grants to the Arkansas Foodbank and 20 other nonprofit organizations in communities served by Entergy Arkansas, Inc. totaled $118,500.  The network distributes food to needy families in 38 counties.

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 Arkansas communities totaled more than $210,000 in 2016. Applications for the foundation’s next grant award cycle can be submitted at “Our Community” at through Feb. 1.

“Charitable contributions are among the most important ways We Power Life in our communities by expanding resources and services for those who need it most,” said Oscar Washington, vice president of customer service for Entergy Arkansas, Inc. “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.”  

Arkansas programs supported in the second round of 2016 Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are:

A complete list of 2016 grant awards can be found at

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. In 2016, more than $2.8 million was contributed through the program.  In addition, across the utility’s four-state service territory, Entergy employees engaged in more than 100,400 hours of volunteer service last year valued at more than $3 million.

 Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. 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.