Entergy Corporate and Foundation Giving: Grants for Early Childhood Education

OVERVIEW: Entergy’s Coporate and Foundation Giving program invests in education and workforce development, low income and poverty solutions and the environment. Early childhood education is a strong focus of its education funding.

IP TAKE: This funder’s work in early childhood prioritizes at-risk children and low-income communities. Grant applications are accepted through the foundations on-line portal.

PROFILE: The Entergy Company’s Corporate and Foundation Giving program was etablished in 2000 by the Entergy Corporation, a producer and retail distributor of electric power. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, the foundation "strives to contribute to a society that is healthy, educated, environmentally safe and productive." Prioritizing the areas where its parent company operates, its funding initiatives are education and workforce development, poverty solutions and the environment.

Entergy supports early childhood education through its education and workforce development program, which “strives to ensure that every child has access to a quality education and the skills to be successful in life.” One grantee, Mississippi Building Blocks, supports childcare centers across the state through teacher development and parent outreach with the goal of improving kindergarten readiness.

Entergy awards open grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000 and micro grants in amounts up to $1,000. The foundation generally supports organizations in the states where it operates power plants: Arkansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Texas.

Grant applications are accepted through Entergy's online portal on an ongoing basis. Application reviews take between 8 and 12 weeks.

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