The company awarded 34 children and dependents of Entergy employees with its $5,000 Community Power Scholarship. Since 2003, company shareholders have contributed more than $3 million to 615 recipients for the one-time scholarship.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the city’s urban canopy, making New Orleans one of the most deforested cities in America. As part of Entergy’s commitment to grow strong, healthy and vibrant communities through service and environmental stewardship, Entergy began partnering with NOLA Tree Project in 2015 to help restore the estimated 100,000 lost trees.
While facing COVID-19-related restrictions, remote working and responding to five named storms, employees and retirees logged more than 95,000 hours of volunteer service during 2020. This service resulted in a $3.4 million impact to local economies.
Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation awarded $4 million in contributions to nonprofit organizations during the fourth quarter of 2020, bringing total shareholder-funded contributions for the year to $18.9 million.
Entergy will once again help customers who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit claim the money they’ve earned. Entergy will also continue its partnership with community advocates to support free IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax preparation services for qualifying customers.
During a year of unprecedented challenges, Entergy and its employees went above and beyond to support our customers and communities throughout 2020. As we welcome a new year, we reflect on our top 20 corporate social responsibilities moments of 2020.
Jobs for America's Graduates has honored Entergy with their Partner in the Pandemic Award for the extraordinary leadership and support the company has contributed to JAG to help youth and young adults facing significant academic, environmental, economic and social challenges, so they can succeed in their career pursuits.
All our stakeholders benefit from our commitments to our most vulnerable customers. As they rise, we all rise, something we can all be thankful for.
Entergy is one of only 58 employers in the country who have earned this award three times since the inception of the program in 2018.
Third quarter grants included $2.7 million to fund disaster relief efforts, educational programs and economic development.