News Release

April 7, 2015
PNM Fund Powers up New Mexico Communities with $500,000

Albuquerque: Nonprofit organizations are invited to share their innovative and creative projects that are aimed at improving communities. The PNM Fund, a division of the PNM Resources Foundation will award up to $500,000 through the PNM Power Up Grant program. 

The PNM Power Up Grants aim to strengthen New Mexico by investing in our communities. The PNM Fund seeks unique and interesting proposals that will improve the quality of life and build vibrant community spaces. Proposals should foster community engagement, capture the identity of a place and help to transform an area.

Nonprofit organizations can apply for up to $20,000 beginning today. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015.

The PNM Power Up Grant program was introduced last year, and projects ranged from building youth sports fields to increasing wheelchair accessibility to creating gathering spaces for communities. Visit for more information about the grants and view past winners.

Organizations planning to apply should register for the PNM Power Up Gant Webinar. 

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Since 1983, the PNM Resources Foundation, which is funded by PNM shareholders, has invested in New Mexico to help build strong, productive communities throughout New Mexico.

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving more than 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit