Entergy Rolls Out $72,000 in Grants to Fuel Stronger Communities in Texas

BEAUMONT, July 24, 2017 – Everyone needs a Power Hour, including students at the Boys and Girls Club of Hardin County, who will receive one-on-one time with tutors to develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion. The Power Hour program and those of 13 other nonprofit organizations in communities served by Entergy Texas, Inc. are among the beneficiaries of $72,000 awarded through the Entergy Charitable Foundation 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 Vernon Pierce, vice president of customer service for Entergy Texas. “By providing support to local nonprofits, we are creating a circuit of community partnerships that help build a better community."

Among the Texas programs supported in the first round of 2017 Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are:
· The Education for Tomorrow Alliance’s Sci://Tech Exposition designed to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math programming.
· Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation’s utility line program, preparing students for careers in the power industry.
· The Edison Plaza Museum’s educational programming.
· CASA of Southeast Texas and Liberty, and their special advocates for foster children program.

A complete list of 2017 grant awards can be found 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.

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