Entergy awards $1.76 million in grants to support community projects

Entergy awards $1.76 million in grants to support community projects

More than 33 local nonprofit organizations will help improve the quality of life in Southeast Texas thanks to recent grant awards from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. The foundation is funded by shareholders of Entergy Corporation and supports strategic investments in education, environmental programs and poverty solutions in communities served by Entergy.

Area nonprofit organizations received $134,300 in funding in the first of two award cycles offered annually by the foundation.

“We strive to contribute to a society that is healthy, educated, environmentally safe and productive, allowing all stakeholders – our owners, customers, employees and communities – to thrive,” said Vernon Pierce, vice president, customer service, Entergy Texas.

First cycle recipients include Anayat House; Art Museum of Southeast Texas; Beaumont Art League; Buckner Children & Family Services; CASA of Southeast Texas; Edison Plaza Museum; Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County; Inspire, Encourage, Achieve; JA Worldwide; Jefferson County Precinct No. 4; Jehovah Jireh Village Community Development Center; Julie Rogers Gift of Life; Junior League of Beaumont; Lamar University; Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center; and the Tender Loving Care Center for Children, all in Beaumont.

Other recipients include Les Enfants Centre, New Beginnings Ministry; Port Arthur Higher Education; and the Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas, all of Port Arthur;

For more information about Entergy’s corporate citizenship initiatives and to access an application from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, go to Our Community at www.entergy.co