OVERVIEW: The Entergy Foundation supports local music companies and organizations.
IP TAKE: Entergy requests that grantseekers submit their applications at least eight to 12 weeks in advance of when they need the funds.
PROFILE: Established in 2000, the Entergy Charitable Foundation was established in 2000 as the charitable arm of the Entergy Corporation. The foundation “strives to contribute to a society that is healthy, educated, environmentally safe, and productive.” The foundation’s grantmaking programs include Education, Low Income/Poverty Initiatives, Environmental Programs, and Diversity and Inclusion Programs.
Entergy awards music grants through its Open Grants and Micro Grants programs. Both programs seek to improve local communities and offer “giving opportunities in the areas of arts and culture community improvement/enrichment, the environment, and healthy families.”
Most Entergy Foundation grants are for $50,000 or less. Entergy limits its Micro Grants program to awards to $1,000 or less. Past music grantees include the Mississippi Opera Association and the Music Conservatory of Westchester. To learn more about Entergy grantees, explore its recent grants list.
The foundation geographically limits its grantmaking to the following states in which the company has an operational presence: Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, and Texas. Grantseekers with questions regarding the foundation’s grantmaking process are encouraged to contact their local contributions coordinator. Entergy accepts unsolicited grant applications on an ongoing basis.
- Kim Despeaux, President
- Sallie Ranier, Director
- Donald Vinci, Director
- Charles Rice, Director
- Rod West, Director
- Marcus Brown, Director
- Jeffrey Forbes, Director