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Entergy Rolls Out $74,000 in Grants to Fuel Stronger Communities in Mississippi

Entergy Grants Fund the Work of 11 Nonprofit Organizations

Published 8/15/17

The volume on Mississippi tourism attractions is turning up thanks to a grant from the Entergy Charitable Foundation for the new Brandon Amphitheater.  The 9,000 capacity venue along Interstate 20 will attract premier performers and audiences.

Grants to the City of Brandon and ten other nonprofit organizations in communities served by Entergy Mississippi, Inc. totaled $74,000 in the foundation’s first round of 2017 awards.

“We are proud to power life in our communities in ways that go beyond powering the electric grid,” said Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO of Entergy Mississippi. “By providing support to local nonprofits, we are creating a circuit of community partnerships that help build a better community.”

Among the Mississippi programs supported in the first round of 2017 Entergy Charitable Foundation grants are:

A complete list of 2017 grant awards can be found here.

In 2016, Entergy shareholders awarded approximately $19 million through various grant programs to almost 3,000 nonprofits in communities where Entergy operates. Of that 2016 total, the Entergy Charitable Foundation distributed more than $2.8 million in grants focusing on education, poverty solutions and environmental programs that improve the quality of life in communities served by Entergy. Learn more about our community investments here.

 

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