Entergy Charitable Foundation Grant Program

Applications are now open for the Entergy Charitable Foundation (ECF) grant program to support initiatives that help create and sustain thriving communities.

Donor Name: Entergy Charitable Foundation (ECF)

State: Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Texas

County: Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 08/01/2022


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

  • 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 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. Its 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 Its commitment to excellence in our environmental performance, they 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. 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

For more information, visit Entergy Charitable Foundation (ECF).