Entergy Charitable Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Entergy Foundation supports K-12 organizations and schools working in underserved communities.

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.

Entergy’s education program seeks 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, according to the foundation’s latest tax filings, it is also a big supporter of K-12 education. Most Entergy education grants are for $50,000 or less. Past K-12 grantees include Hahnville High School, which received a grant for its engineering and robotics competition; and Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, which received a grant for its summer enrichment program. 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 and requests that grantseekers submit their applications at least three months in advance of when they need the funds.

PEOPLE:

  • Kim Despeaux, President
  • Sallie Ranier, Director
  • Donald Vinci, Director
  • Charles Rice, Director
  • Rod West, Director
  • Marcus Brown, Director
  • Jeffrey Forbes, Director

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