Community Benefit Fund

As a part of reaching the goal of the foundation, we are establishing various Community Benefit Funds as a way to enhance and support the communities in which we are involved. 

Pinnacle Wind Farm

Community Benefit Fund

The community benefit fund associated with the Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage was established to provide funding to community-oriented projects in the area surrounding the Pinnacle Wind Farm at NewPage, which is located in Mineral County, West Virginia, just west of Keyser. This area includes Keyser, Elk Garden, and New Creek.

Funding Commitments

Paid Upon Project Beginning Commercial Operation In 2012

50K

Additional Money Earmarked For Historic Preservation

10K

Contributed Each Year For The Life Of The Project

20K

Pinnacle Wind Force, LLC committed to funding this community benefit fund beginning when the project reached commercial operation status in 2012. Since it is typical for projects of this type to change ownership between the development phase and the subsequent construction and operations phases, this commitment is transferable to and binding upon any future owners of Pinnacle Wind Force, LLC. 

Pinnacle Wind Farm, LLC agreed to the following contributions to the Community Benefit Fund:

The 55 megawatt, 23-turbine Pinnacle Wind Farm is located on Green Mountain near Keyser, West Virginia. The foundation, through its Community Benefit Fund, has awarded more than $191,000 in grants to local community organizations since the wind farm was completed in January 2012. 

Local Control

An important component of the Community Benefit Fund concept is local control. All grant/funding recommendations are made by a volunteer-based Allocation Committee, which is made up of local citizens and community leaders. Its job is to review grant applications and pick projects to recommend for funding. We believe that this local control will assure that the Community Benefit Fund dollars are spent in the most appropriate way. 

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