July 30, 2014
For Immediate Release
Sally Graham
Entergy Arkansas, Inc.
Entergy Foundation Awards $116,500 in Grants to Support Arkansas Community Projects

Targets Education, Environmental Programs and Poverty Solutions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than 15 local nonprofit organizations will help improve the quality of life in Arkansas 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.

Area nonprofit organizations received $116,500 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 August 1.

First cycle recipients include: Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund in Springdale, Boys and Girls Clubs of Phillips County, Environmental and Spatial Tech Inc. in Little Rock, Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, South Arkansas Community College Foundation in El Dorado, Faulkner County Council on Aging in Conway and the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

“We work hard to give back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Tom Kennedy, Entergy Arkansas’ vice president of public affairs. “Contributing to a society that is healthy, educated and environmentally safe and productive helps create stronger communities, allowing our customers, employees, owners and communities to thrive.”

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 Our Community at www.entergy.com.

Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, 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.