First and second quarter 2020 grants include almost $3 million in COVID-19 community relief.
Submitted by Entergy Corporation
Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation 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.”
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:
Working with our community partners, Entergy’s social responsibility initiatives delivered more than $100 million in benefits to our communities in 2019. Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation awarded more than $17 million in grants to more than 2,000 nonprofits in 2019. And Entergy employees and retirees engaged in 115,000 hours of volunteer service, valued at approximately $3.75 million, to a variety of charitable causes. To learn more about Entergy’s commitment to powering the lives of the communities it serves, visit entergy.com/community.
For more information about the Entergy Charitable Foundation grants, including application, deadline and eligibility details, visit the Entergy website.
About Entergy Corporation
For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Each year, Entergy contributes $16-18 million in shareholder-funded grants to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer approximately 115,000 hours in those communities, valued at a $3.75 million economic impact.
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 8,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of $11 billion and approximately 13,600 employees.
Entergy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million customers 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 12,500 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife
Corporate Social Responsibility at Entergy
For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Entergy annually contributes $16-$18 million in shareholder-funded grants to approximately 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer more than 100,000 hours in those communities' values at more than $3 million.
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