Pattern Panhandle Wind

GRANT RECIPIENTS

Pattern Panhandle Wind Grant Recipients

The Amarillo Area Foundation will distribute over $149,000 in grants to civic and education projects in the 2019 grant cycle of the Pattern Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program. Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind facility established the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program at the Amarillo Area Foundation in 2016 to benefit residents of Carson County. An advisory committee of Carson County residents review grant applications, recommend specific charitable projects to support, and advise on the timing and size of distributions.

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Civic Fund to total $75,000.

City of Panhandle
$10,000
To purchase computers for the Panhandle Police Department
Lone Star Ballet
$3,750
To support the LSB Academies Outreach
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Amarillo
$3,750
To support the Keeping Families Close Campaign
Skellytown Area Volunteer Firefighters-EMS Association
$25,000
To purchase Structural turnout gear, wildland gear, and boots
White Deer-Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry
$7,500
To purchase food and school supplies

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Education Fund to total $74,179.

Ogallala Commons
$2,500
To fund the Playa festival for Carson County 5th graders
Panhandle Education Foundation
$8,471
To purchase technology, books and provide teacher grants
Panhandle Independent School District
$25,000
To provide security equipment, computers and curriculum materials
Panhandle Independent School District
$5,000
To provide two, $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Panhandle
Window on a Wider World
$3,393
To support Carson County WOWW programming
White Deer Independent School District
$5,000
To provide two, $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from White Deer
White Deer Independent School District
$24,815
To purchase technology and Ag. Support

The Amarillo Area Foundation will distribute $150,000 in grants to civic and education projects in the 2018 grant cycle of the Pattern Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program. Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind facility established the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program at the Amarillo Area Foundation in 2016 to benefit residents of Carson County. An advisory committee of Carson County residents review grant applications, recommend specific charitable projects to support, and advise on the timing and size of distributions.

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Civic Fund to total $75,000.

City of Groom
$25,000
To purchase a Lifepak 15 Cardiac Monitor for the ambulance
City of Panhandle
$11,995
To purchase a life size Hal Manikin
Good Neighbors Meals
$13,085
To purchase commercial equipment for the kitchen and a laptop
Skellytown Area Volunteer Firefighters-EMS Association
$16,435
To purchase turnout gear
White Deer-Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry
$8,485
To purchase food and school supplies

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Education Fund to total $75,000.

Ogallala Commons
$1,700
To fund the Playa festival for Carson County 5th graders
Panhandle Education Foundation
$17,907
To purchase Chromebooks
Panhandle Independent School District
$20,000
To provide instruction and training from Lead Your School
Panhandle Independent School District
$5,000
To provide two, $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Panhandle
Window on a Wider World
$3,393
To support Carson County WOWW programming
White Deer Independent School District
$5,000
To provide two, $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from White Deer
White Deer Independent School District
$22,000
To purchase equipment for technology and science support

The Amarillo Area Foundation will distribute $150,000 in grants to civic and education projects in the 2017 grant cycle of the Pattern Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program. Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind facility established the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program at the Amarillo Area Foundation in 2016 to benefit residents of Carson County. An advisory committee of Carson County residents review grant applications, recommend specific charitable projects to support, and advise on the timing and size of distributions.

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Civic Fund to total $75,000.

Carson County Square House Museum
$3,000
To repair the Eclipse Windmill
City of Panhandle
$25,000
To purchase a 12-Lead Cardiac Monitor
Garretson Center Inc.
$7,500
To replace ceiling tiles, install carpet, and replace lights
Keep White Deer Beautiful
$3,000
To support the White Deer roadside park improvement project
Panhandle Youth Baseball
$25,000
To replace the chain link fence on two youth baseball fields
Turn Center
$2,587
To purchase therapy equipment for the Carson County programming
White Deer-Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry
$8,913
To purchase food and school supplies

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Education Fund to total $75,000.

Don Harrington Discovery Center
$12,500
To purchase a portable planetarium system for use in the rural education program
Panhandle Education Foundation
$24,107
To provide grant funds for teachers to supplement classroom instruction
White Deer Independent School District
$5,000
To provide two, $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from White Deer
Panhandle Independent School District
$25,000
To install an electric marquee
Panhandle Independent School District
$5,000
To provide two, $2,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Panhandle
Window on a Wider World
$3,393
To support Carson County WOWW programming

The Amarillo Area Foundation will distribute $125,000 in grants to civic and education projects in the first grant cycle of the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program. Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind facility established the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program at the Amarillo Area Foundation to benefit residents of Carson County. An advisory committee of Carson County residents reviews grant applications, recommends specific charitable projects to support, and advises on the timing and size of distributions.

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Civic Fund to total $75,000.

Carson County Square House Museum
$15,000
To purchase a late model used minivan to use with senior citizens excursions and educational outreach programs.
Garretson Center Inc.
$16,700
To support Garretson’s mission of providing meals to seniors by replacing leaky water heater and 24 year old heat and air conditioning systems.
Panhandle Inn Foundation
$3,534
To install a new roof on the Panhandle Inn, the first step to ‘dry-in’ the building.
Panhandle Volunteer Fire Department
$25,000
To place ISO required equipment on a 1993 fire engine.
White Deer Senior Citizens Association Inc.
$9,166
To update the Center with new tile and carpet.
White Deer-Skellytown Lighthouse Food Pantry
$5,600
To purchase food items, personal hygiene items, and school supplies.

The following distributions will be made from the Pattern Panhandle Wind Education Fund to total $50,000.

Panhandle Education Foundation
$15,000
To provide additional resources for teachers and students to ensure the highest quality of education for students.
Panhandle High School
$5,000
To provide collegiate scholarships for students.
White Deer High School
$5,000
To provide collegiate scholarships for students.
White Deer ISD
$25,000
To purchase 11 Digital Interactive Projectors with accompanying white boards and cabling.

Pattern Panhandle Wind Awards $25,000 To Panhandle Independent School District in Second Grant Cycle

The Amarillo Area Foundation will distribute $25,000 to Panhandle Independent School District in the second grant cycle of the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program. An additional grant cycle for the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program was held to disburse the remaining $25,000 allocated for organizations providing direct educational opportunities for Carson County residents. Earlier this year on behalf of Pattern Energy, the Amarillo Area Foundation distributed $175,000 to various Carson County civic and education organizations. Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind facility established the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program at the Amarillo Area Foundation to benefit residents of Carson County. An advisory committee of Carson County residents reviews grant applications, recommends specific charitable projects to support, and advises on the timing and size of distributions. The $25,000 distribution to Panhandle Independent School District from this grant cycle will purchase a plasma cutter for Panhandle High School’s welding and metal trade programs, as well as upgrade its culinary arts program. Pattern Energy’s Panhandle Wind facility generates enough clean energy to power 115,000 Texan homes annually and is projected to add approximately $200 million to the regional economy over 25 years. “Pattern Energy wanted to ensure the wind facility was supporting local causes throughout Carson County; therefore, Panhandle Wind contributed an initial $1,500,000 to establish the Panhandle Wind Education Fund Endowment and the Panhandle Wind Civic Fund Endowment,” said Glen Hodges, VP, Business Development, Pattern Development. “The facility will contribute an additional $150,000 annually over the first ten years of operations, creating a new funding source for worthy local causes now and in perpetuity.” Scott Creech, Panhandle Wind Facility Manager says, “We would like to thank the Amarillo Area Foundation and the grant recipients for their dedication to Carson County, and we look forward to continuing our support of local organizations that make this such a great community to live and work.” The Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program anticipates hosting one grant cycle in 2017, with a request for proposals released early in the year. Questions about eligibility, the grant process, and priorities for the Panhandle Wind Community Benefits Program can be directed to grants@aaf-hf.org or 806-376-4521.