Entergy Charitable Foundation: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The Entergy Foundation supports higher education organizations and schools in areas of the country in which the company maintains a business presence.

IP TAKE: Submission deadlines for education related grants fall on February 1 and August 1.

PROFILE: Established by the Entergy Corporation in 2000, the Entergy Charitable 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.

The main goal of Entergy’s education program is to “level the playing field in the area of education for at-risk children from high-poverty communities.” While Entergy names early childhood education as a funding priority, tax filings suggest that Entergy also supports institutions of higher education.

Most Entergy Foundation grants are $50,000 or less. Past higher education grantees include the University of Arkansas, which received support for its Winthrop Rockefeller Institute; and the Western Michigan University Foundation, which received funding for its handicapped UTV project. To learn more about Entergy grantees, explore its recent grants list.

The foundation geographically limits its grantmaking to 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 and requests that grantseekers submit their applications at least three months in advance of when they need the funds.

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