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Entergy helps protect the environment through $1M in grants to community partners


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20 local environmental partners receive shareholder-funded grants to
help create cleaner communities

NEW ORLEANS – Entergy is helping 20 local community partners protect the environment by contributing a combined total of approximately $1 million in shareholder-funded grants through the company’s Environmental Initiatives Fund.

"For 23 years, we have dedicated ourselves to partnering with our communities through this fund to identify and support essential projects that protect and enhance the environment," said John Weiss, Entergy’s vice president of sustainability and environmental policy. “Our aim is not just to be good environmental stewards, but also to make a lasting impact on the communities we serve."

Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund identifies projects or programs that improve the environment by reducing emissions, protecting natural resources, and restoring wetlands and forests. The fund also educates Entergy’s customers, employees, communities and owners on the value of natural resources and other environmental improvements.

Recipients of the 2023 Environmental Initiatives Fund grants include:

  • Baton Rouge Green Association to plant and maintain more than 50 trees on Harding Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana ($160,000).

  • City of Hot Springs to help build a paved trail along Hot Springs Creek for alternative transportation, an exercise path and recreational activities in Hot Springs, Arkansas ($96,000).

  • Rebuilding Together New Orleans to provide energy efficient repairs to 10 homeowners facing financial challenges in New Orleans, Louisiana. Repairs include insulation, air sealing and HVAC system upgrades ($50,000).

  • Houston Audubon Society to protect and improve coastal sanctuaries on Bolivar Peninsula, Texas, by making enhancements in three key areas: access to nature, infrastructure improvements and habitat restoration ($39,000).

  • Keep Jackson Beautiful to support its Eco Ambassador Program dedicated to litter cleanup, litter prevention, education and outreach, and beautification of Jackson, Mississippi ($30,000).

View the complete list of the 2023 grant recipients here.

2024 applications now open

If you or someone you know has a project idea that promotes conservation, energy efficiency or delivers other environmental benefits, the 2024 Request for Proposals for funding consideration is now open. Submit your environmental project proposal using this application. All proposals must be received by midnight Central time, May 31.

Since 2001, Entergy shareholders have invested nearly $43 million in environmentally beneficial projects and programs through the Environmental Initiatives Fund. The fund also contributes to Entergy’s leadership role as an advocate for and contributor to solutions to our most critical environmental challenges.

Learn more about Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund on our website.

About Entergy 

Entergy is a Fortune 500 company that powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. Learn more at and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife