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 2018 spring funding cycle.  The application deadline is on March 31, 2018

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 2017 Grant Recipients

South Kent Wind would like to congratulate the organizations that received grants from the 2017 South Kent Wind Community Fund. 

59 Royal Canadian Army Cadets
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent
Blenheim Youth Centre
Blenheim-Kent Golden Eagles Gymnastics Club
Buxton Historical Society
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Mental Health Lambton Kent
Chatham Hope Haven
Chatham Kent Drug Awareness Council
Chatham Kent Hospice
Chatham-Kent Block Parent Program Inc.
CK Cyber Pack FRC Team 5689
Community Living Chatham-Kent
Community Living Wallaceburg
Friends of the New Animal Shelter
J.A. of South Western Ontario
Kiwanis Club of Ridgetown Foundation
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Mary Webb Cultural Centre
Ridgetown Campus, Univ. of Guelph
Rotary Club of Blenheim
Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise
Scouts Canada – Camp Cataraqui
St. Clair College - Powerline Training Centre
SWONT Optimist Education Trust Fund
Tilbury and District Historical Society
Tilbury District Family Health Team
Veterans’ Tribute Garden Association
Wallaceburg & District Historical Society
Wallaceburg Concert Band