Little Rock, Ark. – Five nonprofit
groups in Arkansas will receive $111,500 in grants from the Entergy Charitable
Mid-Delta Community Services,
Inc. Prescription/Medicine Assistance Program, $2,500. This program helps
individuals obtain prescription medications from pharmaceutical companies
free or reduced cost plus emergency basics.
Arkansas Human Development
Corporation’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline Initiative, $7,500. The mission of
this program is to provide a strong, effective voice for children and to
activate action plans in Arkansas to ensure successful passage from
childhood to adulthood for children and youths.
Just Communities of Central
Arkansas 2011 Minitown Program (and 48th Annual Humanitarian Dinner),
$10,000. Minitown helps students to understand what a bully is, who bullying
hurts, and how to stop a bully. Topics explored include name-calling and
labels, cliques and gangs, positive friendships, healthy choices, and
prevention and intervention of bullying.
Arkansas State University, Newport, Kids'' College, $5,000. This is a summer
enrichment program to serve children who have completed grades 4, 5 and 6,
offering courses in science, mathematics, reading, and computers.
Central Arkansas Area Agency on
Aging CareLink Community Kitchen, North Little Rock, $7,500. CareLink will
expand its commercial kitchen to meet the needs of older people in the
community. CareLink currently serve meals to approximately 1,200 people a
day in Pulaski and Prairie counties, including 800 Meals On Wheels clients,
eight senior centers and CareLink''s Respite Center.
Alt Consulting, Pine Bluff,
$25,000. This program helps small businesses in the Delta grow through
access to small business loans.
Arkansas Single Parent
Scholarship Fund Entergy Scholars Project, $54,000. This project will
provide a minimum of 216 $500 scholarships to low-income single mothers and
fathers who seek to earn a college degree and work in a professional,
The Entergy Charitable Foundation is
a private, nonprofit foundation wholly funded by Entergy Corporation
shareholders. The goal of the foundation is to support initiatives that help
create and sustain thriving communities. ECF has a special focus on low-income
initiatives as well as educational and literacy programs and efforts to protect
the environment. The ECF accepts applications three times per year. For more
information or to access an application form from the Entergy Charitable
Foundation, look under “Our Community/Corporate and Foundation Giving” at
Entergy Arkansas provides electricity
to 697,000 customers in 63 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, and it is the second-largest nuclear
generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million
utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has
annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.