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.
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.