Entergy Shareholders Give $8.7M to Nonprofits

Download 4NEW ORLEANS – Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation said they have “helped power stronger, healthier communities” in 2020 by contributing more than $8.7 million to 915 nonprofit organizations across the company’s service area during the first two quarters of the year. Of the $8.7 million in contributions, almost $3 million was dedicated to Entergy’s COVID- 19 relief efforts and Entergy’s The Power to Care program, which helps customers who need financial assistance to pay their bills.

“It is a privilege to partner with so many dedicated nonprofits to help build stronger and healthier communities,” said Patty Riddlebarger, vice president of Entergy’s corporate social responsibility program. “We value these partnerships now more than ever as so many of our customers are struggling with economic hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to do our part to help provide critical services for those who are most vulnerable.”

The 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.

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Significant year-to-date contributions include:

  • $250,000 to American Red Cross – the funds go toward Entergy’s $500,000, two-year commitment to support American Red Cross’s Disaster Responder Program. The grant will help streamline the response process in times of disaster, allowing funds to arrive more quickly to help affected communities in Entergy’s service area. Since 2015, Entergy shareholders have committed more than $1.4 million to area communities through grants to local chapters of the American Red Cross and through the company’s support of the Red Cross’s Disaster Responder Program.
  • $290,000 to Jobs for America’s Graduates – funds will help sustain JAG’s core programs and enable the program to deliver services virtually in light of the COVID- 19 pandemic. This is Entergy’s largest single grant to the national JAG organization and will support both the national organization as well as JAG state affiliates in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana – states where Entergy has a strong presence.
  • $1.2 million in United Way matching contributions – Entergy shareholders match employee donations, doubling the impact of employee giving. Since 2000, Entergy’s contributions to United Way have exceed $42 million.

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