The Entergy Charitable Foundation has completed its first cycle of grant awards, giving some $78,000 in grants to Southeast Texas charitable agencies.
Nine community organizations working to boost education, expand environmental programs, promote cultural activities or help create poverty solutions in communities served by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. have been awarded some $43,500 in grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation.
Of the more than $930,000 in grants recently awarded by the Entergy Charitable Foundation, New Orleans-area groups received some $284,000 to help the local community.
The Entergy Charitable Foundation recently awarded Arkansas organizations more than $48,000 in grants to help create and sustain thriving communities.
Entergy Corporation recently received from City Year, a national educational organization, the "Champions of Student Success" award for its commitment to helping students and schools succeed.
Environmental innovators in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas are implementing solutions for the management of the mid-South's natural and environmental resources through a $500,000 grant from Entergy Corporation to The Nature Conservancy.
Entergy's story began Nov. 13, 1913, with a pile of sawdust and a handshake between Harvey Couch and H. H. Foster, president of the Arkansas Land and Lumber Co.
More than 50 nonprofit groups have been awarded $1.2 million in grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation in the second of three planned award cycles for 2012.
In the wake of Hurricane Isaac's damaging winds and flooding, Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. are joining community partners to support Isaac relief efforts as well as expanding their own bill-assistance programs to help customers affected by the storm.