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Entergy Helps Power Louisiana Communities with $5.4 Million in Grants
Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation have helped power stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities in Louisiana by contributing more than $5.4 million to nearly 500 nonprofit organizations in the state from July through September of this year.
The local funds are part of Entergy Corporation’s total year-to-date contributions of $11.3 million to 1,200 nonprofit organizations that provide critical or essential services across the company’s service area. The grants funded educational and economic development programs, and helped families and communities recover from hurricanes Laura and Delta.
Significant quarterly contributions in Louisiana include:
- Entergy employees and the Entergy Charitable Foundation contributed nearly $300,000 to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana to help the organization create equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated and financially stable.
- $250,000 to the American Red Cross, which went toward restoration efforts following the three hurricanes that impacted Louisiana in 2020.
- $200,000 to the Southwest Louisiana Community Foundation, helping aid nonprofit organizations in the Lake Charles region following devastating Hurricane Laura.
“We don’t just want to be an electricity provider, but rather a true partner in our communities. We know that it takes more than providing power to help Louisiana thrive,” said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. “Our work within the communities we serve to improve education, lift our friends and neighbors from economic hardships and protect our environment is among the most important we do. I’m proud of our team for continuing to make philanthropy and volunteerism such a high priority, particularly this year when our customers have seen tremendous difficulties, both from the pandemic and an unprecedented storm season.”
“While this year brought on times of uncertainty, we have never wavered in our ability to provide our neighbors a helping hand when they needed us most,” said David Ellis, Entergy New Orleans president and CEO. “We are thankful for the relationship we have with our New Orleans community partners and for the work that they do for our neighbors, and we will continue to support their efforts to connect those in need to assistance, resources and opportunities.”
Working with 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.
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 200,000 customers and natural gas to more than 108,000 customers.
Entergy Louisiana, LLC provides electric service to more than 1 million customers and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. It has operations in southern, central and northern Louisiana. Both companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation.
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.