Entergy Charitable Foundation awards more than $1,100,000 to benefit non- profit organizations

NEW ORLEANS, April 29, 2005 (PRNewswire) — The Entergy Charitable Foundation recently awarded 61 grants totaling $1,100,900 to benefit non-profit organizations that emphasize education, literacy and low-income issues in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont.

This marks the completion of the foundation’s first funding cycle for 2005. Last year, the Entergy Charitable Foundation awarded a total of $3,045,500 over three annual funding cycles.

“The Entergy Charitable Foundation is focused on making a positive impact in our communities by providing tools that can break the cycle of poverty and help individuals and families help themselves,” said Patty Riddlebarger, director of corporate social responsibility for Entergy.

Some of the organizations receiving grants include:

* American Diabetes Association – Diabetes Youth Camp (Little Rock, Ark.) – $2,500

* Urban League of Greater New Orleans – Urban League Oral Histories Project (New Orleans, La.) – $115,000

* Louisiana Association for Community Economic Development – Greater Baton Rouge Coalition for Community Economic Development (Baton Rouge, La.) – $3,000

* The Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth – Homework Club (Plymouth, Mass.) – $5,000

* Habitat for Humanity – Covenant Sponsorship of a Nehemiah Project Home (Jackson, Miss.) – $32,000

* Jazz at Lincoln Center, Inc. – Jazz for Young People Concerts (New York, N.Y.) – $10,000

* Mid and South Jefferson Company Community Partners for Abused and Neglected Children – Mid and South Jefferson County Community Partners’ Rainbow Room’ (Port Arthur, Texas) – $500

* Springfield Family Center, Inc. – ‘Summer Fun’ Lunch Program (Springfield, Vt.) – $5,000

* The Keystone Center – Key Issues: Bringing Environmental Issues to theClassroom (Multi-state) – $27,000

For a complete list of the organizations that received grants from the Entergy Charitable Foundation, go to the Entergy “news room” at www.entergy.com . The deadline for submitting proposals for the second funding cycle of 2005 is May 1. Applications for ECF grants can be obtained by logging on to Entergy’s Web site at www.entergy.com/Corp/Community/ecf.asp . Applications may also be obtained by calling 1-877-285-2006 or writing to the Entergy Charitable Foundation at:
Entergy Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 61000
New Orleans, La. 70161

Grants from the foundation will only be made to the following types of organizations: Non-profit organizations that are tax exempt under section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Tax Code”), or schools, hospitals, governmental units and religious institutions that hold non-profit status similar to that of 501©(3) organizations, which may therefore be eligible.

The Entergy Charitable Foundation is a private, non-profit organization funded by the stockholders of the Entergy Corporation.

About Entergy Corporation [ www.entergy.com ]

Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.

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