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Entergy Charitable Foundation (ECF) Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools in
Multiple States for Activities to Help Communities Thrive

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Grants to USA nonprofit, veterans, and faith-based organizations, schools, hospitals, government agencies, and volunteer fire departments in eligible states for activities that create and sustain thriving communities. Funding is intended for programs and projects that focus on the areas of workforce development, education, poverty, and the environment. Geographic eligibility includes the communities where the funding source operates in the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Texas.

Focus Area Details:

Education/Workforce Development: Entergy is committed to investing in the future of the communities we serve through our 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 we serve.  With our 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.  The Foundation seeks to support programs that provide innovative and measurable poverty solutions and tools that help break the bonds of inter-generational 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 committed to working with nonprofit organizations and community partners to protect, conserve and restore the natural beauty and biodiversity of regions 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 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180322

Additional 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
- Capital project funding (i.e., building campaigns)
- 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

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted by the following deadlines: February 1st and August 1st. Applications should not be submitted more than one month prior to the deadline (i.e., for the August 1st deadline, July 1st is the earliest date applications are accepted).

Please make sure to submit the application at least three months prior to the time the requested funds are needed. Once the application online has been submitted online, please allow at least three months after the deadline date for notification of the result of the request. If by that time Entergy has not been in contact, please feel free to call the appropriate contributions coordinator for the geographic area.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply after July 1:

For more information please call 504-576-6980.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Louisiana;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Mississippi;   New Hampshire;   New York;   Texas

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