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US WIND FORCE FOUNDATION
US Wind Force Foundation, Inc., a West Virginia nonprofit corporation, is organized exclusively for charitable purposes. Its primary purpose is to enhance the community by providing funding for projects related to education, historic preservation, public safety, economic development, public recreation, parks, playgrounds, athletic facilities, and other similar activities. It will provide funding to select not-for-profit community organizations, and communities, consistent with its charter.
The US Wind Force Foundation was formed in 2009 by the partners of US Wind Force, LLC, a wind energy development company, as a way to provide additional financial resources to the communities it serves. Funding and operational support for the foundation is/has been provided by US Wind Force, LLC, Laurel Renewable Partners, LLC, its subsidiaries, project companies, and other concerned individuals and businesses. Contributions may be ear-marked for specific Community Benefit Funds. These funds will be distributed using specific guidelines established for each particular fund and will usually include specific geographic limitations. An Allocation Committee that is made up of local citizens and community leaders will be usually be responsible for making all decisions on how best to allocate these funds for specific projects in the immediate geographic region.
List of Benefit Funds:
Pinnacle Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund - More than $213,775 donated to nearby communities since 2012