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Entergy Charitable Foundation Awards Grants for Mississippi Community Boosters

Photo courtesy of Entergy Mississippi.

JACKSON, Miss– The Entergy Charitable Foundation recently awarded nonprofits and educational organizations in Entergy Mississippi communities with grants totaling $138,000. 

Entergy Charitable Foundation uses the grants to boost organizations that help make Mississippi better by preserving the environment, educating the people, or helping find a solution for poverty.

“If you’ve got healthy people, educated people in your community,” says Mara Hartmann with Entergy, “and you’ve got a healthy environment people can live in, then you’ve got a high quality of life in that community.”

Entergy Charitable Foundation awards this grant in two cycles each year. The current cycle ends February 1, 2015.

The following organizations received the funding from Entergy Charitable Foundations:

  •  A. W. Watson Elementary School (Port Gibson), Port Gibson Middle School and Port Gibson High School–$10,000 each for library resources
  •  Alcorn State University Foundation, Inc.–$50,000 for continuation of a collaboration with Entergy through student scholarships, training and research
  • Christian Volunteer Service, Inc. (Port Gibson)–$2,000 for emergency family services
  •  Jackson Zoological Park–$5,000 for the Wild Learning Project
  • Magnolia Speech School (Jackson)–$1,500 for a literacy program for children who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or language disordered
  •  Mississippi Museum of Natural Science–$10,000 for Nature Express education program
  • Mississippi Valley State University–$2,500 for scholarship donations and financial aid
  • Mississippi Fish and Wildlife Foundation–$5,000 for the Sky Lake Boardwalk , nominated for a national trails award for its scenic, cultural, ecological and scientific values
  • New Stage, Inc. (Jackson)–$5,000 for New Stage Arts in Education, which helps teachers integrate the arts into daily classroom activities and learning
  • Partners in Development, Inc.–$1,500 for the Glendora Library and Learning Center
  • Solid Foundation Community Development Corporation (Tunica)–$500 for development initiatives for at-risk youth.
  • Tougaloo College–$25,000 for a scholarship initiative to build a STEM pipeline

Here’s the breakdown of the Entergy Charitable Foundation with Mara Hartmann:

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