Entergy awards nearly $1.1 million in grants to local Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS – More than 20 local nonprofit organizations will help improve
the quality of life around the Bayou State thanks to recent grant awards from
the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The foundation is funded by shareholders of
Entergy Corporation and supports strategic investments in education,
environmental programs and poverty solutions in communities served by Entergy.
Of the $1.76 million awarded across the Entergy system, Louisiana nonprofit
organizations received nearly $1.1 million in funding in the first of two award
cycles offered annually by the foundation.
Applications for the next cycle of the grant program should be submitted by
First-cycle recipients include organizations that invest in local education,
environmental programs and poverty solutions. Examples include KIPP New Orleans,
Teach for America, City Year, New Schools for Baton Rouge, Junior Achievement of
Greater New Orleans, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana, the
Salvation Army Building Fund and more.
“We’re constantly looking for ways to give back to the communities in which
we live and work and are proud to support organizations that improve our
education, environment and quality of life,” said Melonie Stewart, director of
regional customer service in the New Orleans area. “By building stronger
communities, we also enrich the lives of the customers we serve.”
The Entergy Charitable Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization,
provides one of several grant programs Entergy offers to communities served. In
2013 Entergy, the Entergy Charitable Foundation and its subsidiaries awarded
grants totaling more than $15 million in charitable donations to nonprofits in
communities served by Entergy. Entergy employees also logged more than 100,000
hours of volunteer service.
For more information about Entergy's corporate citizenship initiatives and to
access an application from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, go to the “Our
Community” tab at entergy.com.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is an electric and gas utility that serves
Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than
169,000 customers and natural gas to more than 100,000 customers. Entergy New
Orleans is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation.
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 more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one
of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8
million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy
has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.