Education and energy-efficiency projects are the big winners
JACKSON--Seven Mississippi nonprofit
groups will receive $81,300 in grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. In
all, the foundation awarded nearly $235,000 to Mississippi organizations in
Grant dollars awarded during this
cycle will fund education efforts in the state and help increase affordable,
energy-efficient homes in the Delta.
Alcorn State University
Foundation. A $50,000 grant will provide training and scholarships for the
university’s health physics program, continuing Entergy’s relationship with
the university and this program.
Mississippi State University. A
grant of $8,800 will support the Student Technology Exchange Program, which
is designed to identify future engineers. The program is a collaborative
effort between MSU CAVS Extension, Nissan, Mississippi Department of
Education, Madison County Schools, Canton Public Schools, Leake County
Schools and Jackson Public School District.
Foundation for Public
Broadcasting. A $5,000 grant will support the Between the Lions preschool
Mississippi Museum of Natural
Science. A $5,000 grant will support Nature Express, a program that promotes
science literacy and environmental awareness to pre-k through sixth-grade
students in Washington County.
New Stage Theatre. A $5,000 grant
will support ongoing education programs that bring live theater and
workshops to low-income Mississippi students.
Sunflower County Freedom Project.
A $2,500 grant will provide students with enrichment programs in reading,
writing and math.
Mid South Delta LISC. A $5,000
grant will help the organization continue to build affordable, sustainable
communities in the Mississippi Delta.
“Creating opportunities for
Mississippians through education, opening young minds to art, science and
culture, and providing people with decent, affordable housing are all worthy
goals, and we’re proud to be able to support them,” said Liz Brister, manager of
external affairs for Entergy Mississippi, Inc.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation is
a private, nonprofit foundation funded by Entergy Corporation shareholders. The
foundation’s goal is to support initiatives that help create and sustain
thriving communities. ECF has a special focus on low-income initiatives,
education and literacy programs, and efforts to protect the environment. ECF
accepts applications three times per year. For more information or to access an
application form, look under “Our Community/Corporate and Foundation Giving” at
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides
electricity to more than 435,000 customers in 45 counties. It 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, 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.