News Release

Oct. 20, 2016
PNM awards more than $160,000 in Reduce Your Use Grants to 36 Albuquerque nonprofits

Savings allow organizations to focus more funding on essential services


Albuquerque:  The PNM Resources Foundation today recognized the Albuquerque recipients of the 2016 PNM Reduce Your Use Grant Program. Grants were awarded to 54 nonprofit organizations throughout New Mexico, 36 of them in Albuquerque.

The PNM Reduce Your Use Grant Program awards $250,000 annually to help nonprofit organizations statewide complete projects that reduce their energy use and lower their utility bills, allowing them to spend more on providing essential services to clients.

"PNM is committed to working with our customers to find ways they can save energy," said Diane Harrison Ogawa, executive director of the PNM Resources Foundation. "Reduce Your Use Grants specifically help nonprofit organizations make their energy-saving ideas a reality."  

Funded projects include installing energy-efficient windows, purchasing new ENERGY STAR appliances, switching to more energy-saving lights and much more. The completion of these projects will not only save energy and money, but will also mean a safer, healthier environment in many cases for clients and staff.

See attached list of 2016 PNM Reduce Your Use Grant Program recipients.

Since its inception in 2008, nonprofit organizations statewide have received more than $2.1 million through the PNM Reduce Your Use Grant Program.

The PNM Resources Foundation, which is funded by PNM shareholders, has invested more than $11.75 million into helping build strong, productive communities in New Mexico.
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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