News Release > Entergy Texas awards over $1.2M grants to Southeast Texas organizations through Entergy Cares
Entergy Texas awards over $1.2M grants to Southeast Texas organizations through Entergy Cares
The initiative helps to build a more vibrant community through volunteerism and contributions to support education, healthy living, community involvement and holiday giving
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – With roots in the region for close to 100 years, Entergy Texas is committed to building a brighter future for the Southeast Texas community beyond just providing electricity. To help carry out part of its mission to improve lives day in and day out, the company is donating over $1.2 million to the Southeast Texas community through its new Entergy Cares initiative. The initiative will help build a more vibrant community through volunteerism and contributions to support the following key areas:
- Education ($740,500)
- Healthy families ($275,000)
- Community involvement ($150,000)
- Holiday giving ($116,550)
“At Entergy Texas, we don’t just provide power to the Southeast Texas community, we’re a part of it—which is why we care deeply about finding ways to help our community thrive,” said Eliecer "Eli" Viamontes, president and CEO for Entergy Texas. “By directly giving back and volunteering in our communities, we're building a brighter future for generations to come.”
From September to December, a total of 35 organizations will be awarded an Entergy Cares grant. The Entergy Cares initiative derives from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, which supports initiatives that help create and sustain thriving communities.
Entergy Texas has a long history of supporting local communities financially and through volunteerism. In 2022, the company awarded more than 100 non-profit partners and community organizations with $2.8 million in grants, and employees volunteered a total of 17,956 hours. To learn more about the Entergy Charitable Foundation, visit entergy.com/communities/ecf-grants.
About Entergy Texas
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 500,000 customers in 27 counties. Entergy Texas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through its operating companies across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,000 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations. For the latest news from Entergy, visit the Newsroom.