Entergy Cares initiative gives $655K to local organizations

Published 12:18 am Thursday, December 14, 2023

Entergy Texas awarded more than $1.2 million grants to Southeast Texas organizations through the Entergy Cares initiative.

Company officials told Orange Newsmedia these donations were distributed September through December and included 19 grants totaling $655,000 for organizations working in Orange County and Jefferson County.

“The initiative helps to build a more vibrant community through volunteerism and contributions to support education, healthy living, community involvement and holiday giving,” a release from Entergy Texas said.

With roots in the region for close to 100 years, Entergy Texas officials said they are committed to building a brighter future for Southeast Texas beyond just providing electricity.

To help carry out part of this mission, the company donated more than $1.2 million through its new Entergy Cares initiative.

The initiative helps build a more vibrant community through volunteerism and contributions to support the following key areas: education, healthy families, community involvement and holiday giving.

“At Entergy Texas, we don’t just provide power to the Southeast Texas community, we’re a part of it — which is why we care deeply about finding ways to help our community thrive,” said Eli Viamontes, president and CEO for Entergy Texas.

“By directly giving back and volunteering in our communities, we’re building a brighter future for generations to come.”

In 2022, the company awarded more than 100 non-profit partners and community organizations with $2.8 million in grants, and employees volunteered a total of 17,956 hours.

To learn more about the Entergy Charitable Foundation, visit entergy.com/communities/ecf-grants.

Local organizations awarded grants include:

Communities in Schools

Habitat for Humanity Jefferson County

Lamar Institute of Technology

Lamar State College Orange

Lamar State College Port Arthur

Lamar University

Linda’s Lighthouse

Nutrition Services for Seniors

Port Arthur Blue Santa

Salvation Army – Orange

SETX Foodbank

Some Other Place

United Board of Missions

United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County

United Way of Beaumont

United Way of Orange

Willie Carter Outreach