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Entergy Powers Texas Communities with $18,000 in grants
When residents in the Beaumont area can’t make it to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, a grant from the Entergy Charitable Foundation has made it possible to take the museum to them. Art-To-Go is a mobile outreach program that allows the arts museum to provide education and creative expression in the visual arts to remote and under-served audiences.
Art-To-Go is one among three non-profit community partners that were recipients of more than $18,000 awarded by shareholders through the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s first-round of grants in 2019.
“Entergy strives to contribute to a society that is healthy, educated, environmentally safe and productive. With these grants we are powering life by supporting vital programs and services in our communities that otherwise might not be available,” said Paula Odom, senior customer service specialist for Entergy Texas, Inc. “Thanks to our outstanding network of nonprofit community partners, we are able to continue making a positive impact on our customers and communities.”
The foundation’s focus areas of funding are education and workforce development, poverty solutions and environmental programs. Besides the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Entergy Texas’ first-round grant recipients went to the Education for Tomorrow Alliance in Conroe and Mission Northeast, Inc., in New Caney. A complete list of 2019 first-round grant awards can be found here.
Entergy shareholders continue to provide funding and support for initiatives that help build stronger, healthier and more vibrant communities through the Entergy Charitable Foundation. This year’s first round grant cycle awarded more than $2 million to 73 nonprofit organizations working across Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Texas.
In 2018, Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation awarded grants totaling more than $18.4 million to more than 2,000 nonprofits, and employees logged more than 112,000 volunteer hours. Learn more about the company’s community investments here.
Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are awarded twice a year. The first grant cycle opened Jan. 1 with a Feb. 1 deadline, and the second grant cycle opens July 1 with an Aug. 1 deadline. Grant application guidelines can be found here.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 27 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 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 nearly 13,700 employees.
Photos courtesy of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas