News Release

July 7, 2016
PNM offers $250,000 to nonprofit organizations for energy saving projects

PNM Reduce Your Use Grants will be awarded to more than 50 organizations
across New Mexico 


Albuquerque:  Nonprofit organizations that want to complete energy saving projects are encouraged to apply for the PNM Reduce Your Use Grants before Monday, Aug. 8. Qualified organizations may receive up to $5,000 to put their energy saving ideas into action.

"PNM Reduce Your Use Grants, paired with PNM rebate programs, can make a significant difference for any nonprofit organization," said Diane Harrison Ogawa, executive director of the PNM Resources Foundation. "This is just one of the many easy and effective programs designed to help our customers save money and energy."

Previous recipients have used the grants to replace inefficient windows, upgrade lighting or replace older appliances. Most nonprofit organizations struggle with the same challenge ¿ finding enough money to finance their missions. Reduce Your Use Grants help nonprofit organizations put more money into their missions by taking care of their energy concerns and reducing the amount they need to spend on electricity. All nonprofit organizations who pay a PNM bill are encouraged to apply.

Webinar Training Offered

This month, PNM will offer a free webinar training to help potential applicants understand what the grants cover, how to apply, and how a grant can be used with PNM energy efficiency programs to help maximize funds. 

Webinar: Wednesday, July 20

10 - 11 a.m.
Click the link to join the webinar. Use your computer microphone and speakers; a headset is recommended.

Or call in using your telephone:
Dial +1 (872) 240-3412
Access Code: 297-580-597

Online application

Applications for PNM Reduce Your Use Grants are due Aug. 8 and can be completed online at

Visit for funding guidelines, previous winners and their projects, and more.

The grants are provided by the PNM Fund and are not part of customer rates.

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