South Kent Wind Community Fund 2019 Grant Recipients

We congratulate the following organizations that received over $220,000 in 2019. We are pleased to support their initiatives that are helping the communities of Chatham-Kent thrive.

2019 Grant Recipients:

2019 CK Scooter Riders
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chatham-Kent
Blenheim Youth Centre
Canadian Cancer Society
Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent
Chatham Kent Women's Centre
Chatham-Kent Drug Awareness Council
Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation
Chatham-Kent Special Populations
Children's Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent
C-K Black Historical Society
CMHA Lambton-Kent/ACCESS Open Minds
CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)
Friends of the Chatham Pipes and Drums
Friends of the New Animal Shelter
Friends of Tilbury Memorial Park
IODE Kent Regiment Chapter (Primary Chapter of IODE Canada)
Kent Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Ontario
Loads of Love Humanitarian Aid & Mission Society
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
May Court Club of Chatham
Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent
Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA) - District 11
Rotary Club of Blenheim
Rotary Club of Dresden
Rotary Club of Tilbury
SWONT Conductive Education Trust Fund
Sydenham Challenge Dragon Boat Festival (SCDBF)
Tilbury District Family Health Team
University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus Scholarships
Wallaceburg Concert Band
Walpole Island First Nation - Crown-Indigenous Treaty project
Westover Treatment Centre
Wheatley Fish Festival

The South Kent Wind Community Fund

Pattern Canada 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 2020 spring funding cycle.  The application deadline is March 31, 2020

South Kent Wind contributed an initial one million dollars to establish the SKW Community Fund Endowment in 2013 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 continue creating significant impacts for many generations to come.

Funds are distributed among five areas of giving through a grant process to charitable and qualifying non-profit organizations in support of 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.