Entergy Favors Literacy, Low-Income Initiatives

Entergy Charitable Foundation launches its 2015 round foundation and Micro grants competition. The efforts focus on Literacy, low-income initiatives, the arts, the environment and K-12 childhood education.

Deadline: Rolling.

Geographic Focus: Regional (AR, LA, MA, MI, MS, NH, NY, TX & VT); Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, hospitals, government units and religious institutions; Funding: Varies (the foundation made about $3 million in grants last year);

The foundation supports charitable organizations in diverse communities where Entergy has facilities.

  • Open Grants: The funds focus on improving communities as a whole. Applications may be submitted for programs that effectively impact arts & culture, community enrichment, economic development, education/literacy, the environment or healthy families. Schools can benefit. The foundation gave $20,000 to the Oswego City School District for a K-12 writing program and $500,000 to the Saint Bernard Parish School Board, Chalmette, LA, for the creation of a high school community learning center.
  • Micro Grants: These grants are designed for requests of $1,000 or less, but they feature a shorter application form and a streamlined review process. Micro Grants are intended to address¬†needs of smaller organizations year-round. ¬†These grants provide support for arts & culture, community improvement/enrichment, economic development, education/literacy or the environment.

Applications for both programs are reviewed on a monthly basis. Priority is given to programs with good track records and to those applicants who can show a good match between their project and the foundation’s focus areas.

Contact: Christine Jordan, 504/576-7705 or Jennifer Quezergue, 504/576-2674.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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