Grants Support Efforts of More than 60 Nonprofit Organizations
New Orleans, La. – Entergy is
bringing the blues to Arkansas schools, teaching Louisianans how to save energy,
and helping create holiday joy for young Vermonters through the latest round of
grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. This is the third and final grant
distribution cycle for the Entergy Charitable Foundation in 2012, bringing the
year’s total in grants awarded through the foundation to more than $2,980,000.
Including foundation grants Entergy Corporation’s year-to-date charitable
contributions to local nonprofits for 2012 total more than $14 million.
Among the programs supported in this
awards cycle are a Blues-in-Schools public education program in Helena-West
Helena, Ark; an energy efficiency program called Light up Jefferson Parish in
Louisiana; and an environmental initiative at the New England Wildlife Center in
Massachusetts. Also supported are a holiday meal program in Jackson, Miss.; an
arts education initiative of the South East Texas Arts Council Inc. in Beaumont,
Texas; an Adventure in Reading program in New Orleans, La., and Christmas toys
for needy children in Brattleboro, Vt.
“These grants represent a meaningful
way our shareholders give back to Entergy customers,” said Patty Riddlebarger,
director, corporate social responsibility, Entergy Corporation.
Entergy’s grants support communities
served by Entergy’s utilities in the South as well as those near the company’s
nuclear plant sites in the Northeast and Michigan. 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. The foundation has a special
focus on low-income initiatives as well as educational and literacy programs and
efforts to protect the environment. For foundation awards program deadlines and
other information or to access an application from the Entergy Charitable
Foundation, visit “Our Community” at
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 15,000 employees.