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Nearly 170 Arkansas Organizations Awarded Grants This Year

07/27/2020

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LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation have helped power stronger, healthier communities in 2020 by contributing $847,682 to 168 nonprofit organizations in Arkansas during the first half of the year.

The local funds are part of Entergy’s year-to-date contributions of $8.7 million to 915 nonprofit organizations across the company’s service area.

“Entergy Arkansas employees and shareholders are invested in building communities,” said President and CEO Laura Landreaux, “not only for our customers, but also because it’s where we live, work, shop and play. In any given year, our donations help a wide range of those in need, from food pantries to United Way chapters that fund local partners like hospital auxiliaries and shelters for abused women and children.

“This spring, our largest cash grant of more than $250,000 was given to the Salvation Army for The Power to Care program, followed by $100,000 to the Arkansas Community Foundation for COVID-19 relief,” Landreaux continued. “These two are among the largest statewide nonprofits in the state and can provide help to a greater number of individuals hit hardest during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The grants provided funding and support for broad-based initiatives ranging from education and workforce development to poverty solutions, the arts and community improvement initiatives in regions served by Entergy in Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Texas. All contributions come from shareholders.

Some significant year-to-date contributions in Arkansas include:

  • Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association - $50,000
  • Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas - $25,000
  • Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund - $15,000
  • AR Kids Read - $10,000

Working with our community partners, Entergy’s social responsibility initiatives delivered more than $100 million in benefits to our communities in 2019. To learn more about Entergy’s commitment to powering the lives of the communities it serves, visit entergy.com/community.

For more information about the Entergy Charitable Foundation grants, including application, deadline and eligibility details, visit the Entergy website.

 About Entergy Arkansas

            Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), 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 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,600 employees.

About Entergy Corporation

For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Each year, Entergy contributes $16-18 million in shareholder-funded grants to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer approximately 115,000 hours in those communities, valued at a $3.75 million economic impact.