LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Entergy Charitable Foundation recently awarded
$25,550 in grants to boost low-income initiatives as well as enhance educational
and literacy programs in communities served by Entergy Arkansas. The grants
bring the total awarded to nonprofits by Entergy shareholders in 2014 to more
than $15 million, including $2.6 million from the Entergy Charitable Foundation.
Local awards in Arkansas included:
· Center for Youth and Families in Little Rock, a $2,500 grant to utilize a
trauma informed practitioner to teach and train caregivers, professionals, and
therapeutic parents to use Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to
enhance and ensure the safety, well-being and permanency of children in foster
care by addressing primary and secondary trauma.
· Arkansas Learning through the Arts in Hot Springs Village, a $2,000 grant
to support arts curriculum and an in-school residency project.
· University of Arkansas Community College of Morrilton, a $10,000 grant for
a scholarship program and the construction of a Workforce Training Center.
· Grant County Unified Preparedness Council in Sheridan, a $3,550 grant to
implement a pre-GED Preparedness Program to build students’ skill and confidence
to pass the new 2014 online GED test in Arkansas.
· The Fuller Center for Housing, Inc. in Harrison, a $5,000 grant to renovate
homes for applicants in need.
· Lyon College in Batesville, a $2,500 grant to fund a pilot program aimed at
transforming low-income, first-generation male students into leader-advocates
“A healthy, educated, environmentally safe and productive society benefits
all stakeholders – our owners, customers, employees and communities,” said Tom
Kennedy, vice president of public affairs, Entergy Arkansas, Inc. “At the same
time, community outreach provides an outward and visible sign of Entergy
employees’ longtime commitment to providing sustainable value through
Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are offered annually by the foundation
through two award cycles. The deadline for grant applications for the first
cycle in 2015 is Feb. 1. Applications and additional information are available
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 $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.