News Release > Entergy Rolls Out $760,000 in Grants to Fuel Stronger Communities in Louisiana
Entergy Rolls Out $760,000 in Grants to Fuel Stronger Communities in Louisiana
Applications for the program’s second round of grant requests can be made through Aug. 1
BATON ROUGE, La. – Young engineers at Louisiana State University will be preparing for future careers with new state-of-the-art lab equipment thanks to a recent grant from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The LSU Foundation and 12 other nonprofit organizations in Louisiana communities were awarded $760,000 in the foundation’s first round of grants for 2017.
Requests for funding through the Entergy Charitable Foundation are reviewed twice annually. Applications for the second grant cycle can be submitted through Aug. 1 here.
'We are proud to power life in our communities in ways that go beyond powering the electric grid," said Patty Riddlebarger, director of corporate social responsibility at Entergy. "By providing support to local nonprofits, we are creating a circuit of community partnerships that help build a better community."
Among the Louisiana programs supported in the first round of 2017 Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are:
- Teach for America and its ongoing work in north and south Louisiana schools.
- New Schools for Baton Rouge and its continuing efforts to improve schools across the capital city.
- City Year to expand its efforts to help at-risk students in Baton Rouge.
- Lighthouse for the Blind helping people with disabilities find employment.
- R.E.E. – Teaching Responsible Earth Education’s outdoor environment education program.
- United Negro College Fund’s scholarship and internship programs.
- YMCA of Greater New Orleans’ YES adult literacy program.
A complete list of 2017 grant awards can be found at here.
In 2016, Entergy shareholders awarded approximately $19 million through various grant programs to almost 3,000 nonprofits in communities where Entergy operates. Of that 2016 total, the Entergy Charitable Foundation distributed more than $2.8 million in grants focusing on education, poverty solutions and environmental programs that improve the quality of life in communities served by Entergy. Learn more about our community investments here.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to more than 198,000 customers and natural gas to more than 106,000 customers.
Entergy Louisiana provides electric service to more than one million customers in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana and natural gas service to more than 93,000 customers in the greater Baton Rouge area. Both companies are subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation.
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 nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and nearly 13,000 employees.