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Mississippi Communities Get Nearly $307,000 in Grants from Entergy
Nonprofits that support the environment, education and low-income solutions are winners
JACKSON, Mississippi – Dinosaurs are roaming the earth again…at least in Mississippi…thanks in part to a grant from Entergy. The Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is one of 17 non-profit community partners that received funding from the company’s shareholders through the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The first of two rounds of grants in 2019 totaled nearly $307,000.
“Entergy strives to contribute to a society that’s healthy, educated, environmentally safe and productive,” said Val Mabry, Entergy Mississippi public affairs analyst. “With these grants, we’re powering life by supporting vital programs and services in our communities that otherwise might not be available.
“Thanks to our outstanding network of nonprofit community partners, we’re able to continue making a positive impact on our customers and communities.”
The foundation focuses its funding on education and workforce development, poverty solutions and environmental programs. Entergy Mississippi’s first-round grant recipients include:
- AndrewJacksonCouncil/BoyScouts—STEM camps in 22 Mississippi counties
- Cleveland Music Foundation, Inc.—Music Revolution Project Summer Camp
- Community Information Technology Organization— Mississippi Coding Academies
- Dress for Success Metro Jackson—Professional Women’s Group Continuum
- Ferst Readers, Inc.—Early literacy program in Lincoln County
- Habitat for Humanity Metro Jackson—Extensive housing rehabilitation aimed at ending poverty
- Innovations for Learning, Inc.—TutorMate online literacy program for Jackson Public School students
- Jobs for American Graduates, Inc.—Non-profit youth development program that helps at-risk youth achieve academic, career and life-long success
- Mississippi Authority for Educational Television—Focus on the Future campaign
- Mississippi Blood Services, Inc.—Minority community education about blood donation
- Mississippi Children’s Museum—The WonderBox Makerspace
- Mississippi Council on Economic Education—The Stock Market Game program
- Mississippi Museum of Natural Science—Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit
- Mississippi State University--STEP 2.0: Pathway to Careers
- Mississippi Symphony Orchestra—Premier Orchestral Institute
- University of Mississippi Foundation—Scholarship in honor of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran
- Warrior Bonfire Program—Vicksburg bonfire retreat
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 second grant cycle opened July 1 with an Aug. 1 deadline. Grant application guidelines can be found here.
Entergy Mississippi, LLC provides electricity to approximately 450,000 customers in 45 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 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.