The South Kent Wind Community Fund

Pattern Energy and Samsung are committed to finding ways to expand project benefits for the communities where we operate. Acting on this commitment, the South Kent Wind (SKW) project established The SKW Community Fund that is administered by the Chatham Kent Community Foundation and helps build strong and vibrant communities in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The Chatham Kent Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for the 2017 fall funding cycle.  The application deadline is on September 30, 2017

South Kent Wind contributed an initial one million dollars to establish the SKW Community Fund Endowment and will donate an additional ten million dollars over the next twenty years, with a portion of the annual contribution going into the endowment and a portion going directly to fund grants. This allows the SKW Community Fund to begin creating significant impacts now and continue to do so for many generations to come.

Funds are distributed among five areas of giving through a grant process to qualifying non-profit organizations and support capital, operating and special one-time costs for facilities, programs and events. Grant applications are evaluated bi-annually by a committee of seven members from the Chatham-Kent community and The Chatham Kent Community Foundation.

The South Kent Wind Community Fund will support community resilience and prosperity through each of the following areas:

  • Community: Initiatives that inspire local community spirit and engagement, including through community events and beautification projects.
  • Environment: Initiatives that enhance community action on ecological preservation, restoration, land stewardship and education.
  • Health and Wellness: Initiatives that are working proactively on fostering individual and community health and wellness.
  • Youth and Education: Initiatives that are working to meet the needs of children and youth development through education, recreation and safety.
  • First Nations and Métis: Initiatives benefiting First Nations and Métis whose traditional territory is within Chatham-Kent, with emphasis on causes that support cultural awareness, the environment, health and wellness, and youth and education.

South Kent Wind Community Fund 2016 Grant Recipients

South Kent Wind would like to congratulate the organizations that received grants from the spring 2016 South Kent Wind Community Fund. 

Acceptional Riders Therapeutic Riding Program
Active Lifestyle Centre
Blenheim & Community Senior Citizens Group
Blenheim Air Cadets
Blenheim Youth Centre
Blenheim-Kent Golden Eagles Gymnastic Club
Bothwell Community Boosters
Camp Kenesserie Inc.
Chatham Kent Hospice
Chatham Minor Baseball Assoc.
Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society
Chatham-Kent Children's Safety Village
Chatham-Kent Women’s Centre
Dresden Side Streets Youth Centre
Chatham-Kent Firefest
IODE Kent Regiment Chapter
Junior Achievement of Southwestern Ontario
Kiwanis Club of Ridgetown Foundation
Let’s Make a Splash Pad Wallaceburg
Loads of Love Humanitarian Aid Society
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Make-a-Wish Southwestern Ontario
Merlin & Area Kinsmen Park Foundation
New Beginnings Stroke Recovery Association
Ridgetown Campus, University of Guelph
Rotary Club of Blenheim
St. Vincent de Paul Camp
SWONT Optimist Education Trust Fund
Tilbury and District Historical Society
VON Chatham-Kent
Wallaceburg & District Council for the Arts
Walpole Island First Nation Employment & Training
Westover Treatment Centre
YMCA of Chatham-Kent