Dec. 3, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Entergy is bringing the blues to
schools, teaching Louisianans how to save energy, and helping create holiday joy for young Vermonters through the latest round of grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation. This is the third and final grant distribution cycle for the Entergy Charitable Foundation in 2012, bringing the year's total in grants awarded through the foundation to more than
. Including foundation grants Entergy Corporation's year-to-date charitable contributions to local nonprofits for 2012 total more than
Among the programs supported in this awards cycle are a Blues-in-Schools public education program in
West Helena, Ark
; an energy efficiency program called Light up
; and an environmental initiative at the New England Wildlife Center in
. Also supported are a holiday meal program in
; an arts education initiative of the South East Texas Arts Council Inc. in
; an Adventure in Reading program in
New Orleans, La.
, and Christmas toys for needy children in
"These grants represent a meaningful way our shareholders give back to Entergy customers," said
, director, corporate social responsibility, Entergy Corporation.
Entergy's grants support communities served by Entergy's utilities in the South as well as those near the company's nuclear plant sites in the Northeast and
. The Entergy Charitable Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation wholly funded by Entergy Corporation shareholders. The goal of the foundation is to support initiatives that help create and sustain thriving communities. The foundation has a special focus on low-income initiatives as well as educational and literacy programs and efforts to protect the environment. For foundation awards program deadlines and other information or to access an application from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, visit "Our Community" at
Entergy Corporation 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 more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in
. Entergy has annual revenues of more than
and approximately 15,000 employees.
Entergy's online address is
SOURCE Entergy Corporation