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Entergy Charitable Foundation announces new grant deadlines
Entergy Charitable Foundation announces new grant deadlines

 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Entergy)  – Entergy Arkansas shareholders renewed their commitment to improving the communities Entergy serves by investing $3.2 million to fund the Entergy Charitable Foundation grant programs for 2014. The company also announced the consolidation of foundation granting cycles from three cycles to two cycles. Entergy Charitable Foundation 2014 grant application deadlines are Feb. 1 and Aug. 1. To access guidelines and an application from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, go to “Our Community” at www.entergy.com.

The Entergy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to strengthening communities served by Entergy through investments in education, poverty solutions and environmental programs.  "Giving back to the community is an integral part of Entergy Arkansas' corporate mission," said Tom Kennedy, vice president of public affairs, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. 

Entergy shareholders annually reinvest more than $16 million in shareholder profits through a number of grant programs. The programs benefit almost 3,000 nonprofit organizations in communities where Entergy operates.   

“Entergy is committed to improving our communities through partnerships with our local nonprofit partners,” said Kennedy. “We encourage organizations to submit projects for consideration in February and August. Together, our efforts will boost local economies and benefit all our stakeholders.”

Entergy Arkansas provides electricity to approximately 700,000 customers in 63 counties. Entergy Arkansas is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, 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 Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.

(Source: Entergy Arkansas)