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Entergy: Open Grants for Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Texas


Entergy’s Open Grants Program focuses on improving communities as a whole.

Donor Name: Entergy

State: Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Texas

Counties:Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): Ongoing


Entergy looks for giving opportunities in the areas of arts and culture, education and workforce development, poverty solutions and social services, healthy families, and community improvement.

  • Arts and Culture: The arts are expressions of ourselves – the heritage, feelings and ideas. To cultivate that, they support a diverse range of locally based visual arts, theater, dance and music institutions. The long-term goal is to increase the access to contemporary art for a wider public, including children and the financially disadvantaged.
  • Community Improvement/Enrichment: Entergy supports community-based projects that focus community enrichment and improvement. A few examples include civic affairs, blighted housing improvements, and neighborhood safety. By giving to communities in this way, they actually help them become more self-sufficient.
  • Healthy Families: Children need a good start to grow into healthy, well-adjusted adults. With that in mind, they give to programs that have a direct impact on children educationally and emotionally. They are also interested in family programs, like those that better prepare parents to balance the demands of work and home.

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.

Entergy will NOT fund

  • Groups without 501(c)(3) or similar nonprofit status.
  • Payment of utility bills.
  • Political candidates or groups.
  • 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.

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