First and second quarter 2021 grants were awarded to 671 nonprofits
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation have helped power stronger, healthier communities in 2021 by contributing more than $7.6 million to 763 nonprofit organizations across the company’s service area during the first two quarters of the year.
“As the economy begins to rebound and communities start to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, we are mindful that those most significantly impacted – working families, low-income older adults and people with disabilities – are still hurting,” said Patty Riddlebarger, vice president of Entergy’s corporate social responsibility program. “By working in partnership with community nonprofits, our goal is to provide a hand up to those in greatest need.”
These grants provided funding and support for broad-based initiatives ranging from education and workforce development, to poverty solutions, the arts and community improvement initiatives in regions served by Entergy in Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Texas. All contributions come from shareholder profit.
Significant year-to-date contributions include:
$1.3 million in utility bill payment assistance to nonprofit partners who administer Entergy’s The Power to Care. The Power to Care is an Entergy program that helps older adults and people with disabilities keep their lights on when they are facing a financial difficulty. Entergy collects the funds, through shareholder, customer and employee donations, and partners with local nonprofits who then distribute the funds to qualifying customers.
$800,000 in employee-matching contributions to United Way organizations located in communities served by Entergy. There is simply no single organization that