Entergy Charitable Foundation Grant Program in (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas)

The Entergy Charitable Foundation (ECF) is seeking applications for grants to support initiatives that help create and sustain thriving communities.

Donor Name: Entergy Charitable Foundation

State: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas

County/Parish: Selected Counties and Parishes

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 01/01/2023


The focus areas for foundation funding are education/workforce development, poverty solutions and environmental programs.

Focus Areas

  • Education/Workforce Development
    • Entergy is committed to investing in the future of the communities they serve through their support for education. Education enables individuals to achieve their fullest potential and contribute positively to society. An educated, skilled, and diverse workforce is critical to Entergy’s long term success and the health and viability of the communities they serve. With their education partners, the Entergy Charitable Foundation strives to ensure that every child has access to a quality education and the skills to be successful in life.
  • Poverty Solutions
    • Entergy’s focus on poverty solutions is rooted in the economic reality of the region they serve. Their service territory encompasses areas some of the highest poverty states in the nation.  The Entergy Charitable Foundation seeks to support programs that provide innovative and measurable poverty solutions and tools that help break the bonds of intergenerational poverty.  Such programs may include, but are not limited to:
      • Sustaining families and self-sufficiency
      • Technical assistance and training for non-profits
      • Housing
      • Home-ownership preparation
      • Energy management and awareness
      • Innovative use and promotion of alternative sources of energy
  • Environmental Programs
    • Entergy is nationally recognized as an environmentally responsible utility. Entergy was the first U.S. utility to commit to voluntarily stabilizing CO2 emissions in 2000.  In addition to their commitment to excellence in their environmental performance, we are committed to working with nonprofit organizations and community partners to protect, conserve and restore the natural beauty and biodiversity of regions that they serve. A large portion of Entergy’s customer base and the majority of its utility infrastructure are in the Gulf Coast region, which is experiencing one of the fastest rates of wetland loss in the world, especially along Coastal Louisiana. The first line of defense to prevent further loss involves working with their communities to restore and maintain barrier islands and coastal wetlands that serve as natural protection in severe weather situations. To that end, the Entergy Charitable Foundation seeks to invest in programs such as:
        • Coastal and wetlands restoration
        • Reforestation
        • Stormwater management
        • Energy efficiency and renewable energy
        • Environmental education
        • Community resilience and mitigation.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Grants will only be made to the following types of organizations:
    • a public charity or private foundation that qualifies as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity
    • a school, hospital, governmental unit or religious institution that holds nonprofit status similar to that of 501(c)(3) organizations
    • a state or local government, but only if a donation thereto is made exclusively for public purposes
    • a war-veterans organization that qualifies as a 501(c)(19) tax-exempt entity
    • a volunteer fire department that qualifies as a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt entity

Ineligibility Criteria

  • The Entergy Charitable Foundation will NOT fund:
    • Groups without 501(c)(3) or similar nonprofit status
    • Payment of utility bills
    • Political candidates or groups
    • Gala events, testimonials or fundraising meals, advertisements in programs or similar fundraising activities
    • Purchase of uniforms, equipment, or trips for school-related organizations or amateur sports teams
    • Activities whose sole purpose is promotion or support of a specific religion, denomination, or religious institution
    • Grants to individuals or loans of any type
    • Any organization owned or operated by an employee of Entergy.

For more information, visit Entergy Charitable Foundation.