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Community Connectors Volunteer Program

The need of an organization isn't always financial. Often people power is just as critical. Entergy's volunteer program, Community Connectors, recognizes and encourages the volunteer efforts of Entergy employees and retirees. In addition to providing communities with volunteer services, the Community Connectors program gives Entergy volunteers an opportunity to augment contributions to their communities financially with “Contributions for Connectors” grants.

Contributions for Connectors
Contributions for Connectors grants are designed to support the efforts of employees and retirees who become Community Connectors and volunteer in their communities. Community Connectors can earn grants through their volunteer hours (up to $250 on an individual basis and $500 per team for volunteer service) and designate those grants to the qualified organizations of their choice.

Eligible Participants
All full and part-time employees
Retirees

Volunteer service that qualifies for Contributions for Connectors grants:
(see the Volunteer Service Guidelines for specific examples).

Time spent working on programs/activities aligned with Corporate Contributions' program areas (i.e., education & literacy, community improvement & enrichment, healthy families, arts & culture, and environmental improvement).

Volunteer service that does not qualify for Contributions for Connectors grants:
Time spent working with any organization or program determined by Entergy as discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin

Time spent working with political candidates or groups

Activities whose main purpose is promotion or support of a religion, faith, denomination or religious institution

Time spent sleeping during any overnight volunteer activity

Hobbies

Eligible Recipients of Grants
Any organization that is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt under code 501(c)(3)

Accredited degree granting colleges, junior colleges and universities

Accredited secondary, middle and primary schools (academic programs only)

Grant Exclusions
Groups without 501(c)(3) status

Political candidates or groups

Any organization or program determined by Entergy as not meeting the eligibility requirements described above

How to Participate
To become a Community Connector and participate in the Contributions for Connectors program, simply complete the volunteer form and submit it online to Corporate Contributions, or mail it to:

Corporate Contributions
L-ENT-8A
P.O. Box 61000
New Orleans, LA 70161

Please also take a moment to download the Waiver of Liability form, complete it, and mail it to the same address.

You will then receive a Community Connectors membership kit, which among other things will include your Volunteer Hour Log. Use the log to track the volunteer hours you've served. Those hours can be redeemed for grants to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations, according to the guidelines below:

Contributions for Connectors Grants
Individual Volunteer
$100 for 50 hours
$250 for 100 hours

Volunteer Team (3-person minimum)
$250 for 150 hours
$500 for 300 hours

Teams must be comprised of Entergy employees and/or retirees.

Volunteer projects must be approved by Corporate Contributions.