2022 PNM Resources Foundation Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our nonprofit partners!

Increasing community safety grants

The following twenty local nonprofits collectively received $230,000 in grants for their work in supporting mental health or safety education for youth. Each nonprofit grant recipient has programs making an impact throughout the state to help combat troubling statistics in New Mexico. They each share the PNM Resources Foundation vision of moving New Mexico forward together. The nonprofit partner grant recipients are:

  1. Alamogordo Mainstreet (Alamogordo)
  2. Asian Business Collaborative (Albuquerque)
  3. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico, Inc. (Albuquerque)
  4. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  5. Casa de Salud (Albuquerque)
  6. Children In Need of Services (Alamogordo)
  7. City of Albuquerque Foundation (Albuquerque)
  8. Deming Luna County Economic Development Corp. (Deming)
  9. Flickinger Center For Performing Arts (Alamogordo)
  10. Greater Communities (Albuquerque)
  11. Heart Gallery of New Mexico Foundation (Albuquerque)
  12. Love Inc. of Otero County (Alamogordo)
  13. Oterostem (Tularosa)
  14. Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public School (Santa Fe)
  15. Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  16. Santa Fe Children's Museum (Santa Fe)
  17. Savila Collaborative (Albuquerque)
  18. Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  19. The Counseling Center, Inc. (Alamogordo)

Reducing Homelessness and Increasing Affordable Housing

PNM Resources Foundation announced it collectively awarded $290,000 to 29 nonprofits for their work toward improving the quality of life for the thousands and thousands of individuals struggling in New Mexico. Each nonprofit grant recipient has programs and services making an impact throughout the state such as affordable housing, assistance for achieving higher levels of independence and self-sufficiency, and case management empowering individuals to break their cycle of substance abuse or homelessness.

  1. ABQ Center for Hope & Recovery (ABQ)
  2. Albuquerque Health Care For The Homeless (ABQ)
  3. Barrett Foundation (ABQ)
  4. Bienvenidos Outreach Inc. (Santa Fe)
  5. Catholic Charities of NM (ABQ)
  6. Childhaven, Inc. (Farmington)
  7. Crossroads for Women (ABQ)
  8. ECHO-Economic Council Helping Others, Inc. (Farmington)
  9. El Refugio, Inc. (Silver City)
  10. Good Shepherd Center (ABQ)
  11. Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity (ABQ)
  12. Heading Home (ABQ)
  13. Heart Gallery of NM Foundation (ABQ)
  14. Homewise, Inc. (Santa Fe)
  15. Hopeworks (ABQ)
  16. Love Inc. of Otero County (Alamogordo)
  17. New Day Youth and Family Services (ABQ)
  18. Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity (Santa Fe)
  19. Saranam (ABQ)
  20. Seasonal Overnight Shelter (SOS) - SPIN, Supporting People in Need (Silver City)
  21. SF Housing Coalition - Santa Fe Community Foundation (Santa Fe)
  22. St. Elizabeth Shelter Corporation (Santa Fe)
  23. Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico (ABQ)
  24. TenderLove Community Center, Inc. (ABQ)
  25. The Samaritan House, Inc. (Las Vegas)
  26. Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity (Farmington)
  27. United South Broadway Corp. (ABQ)
  28. Valencia Shelter Services (Belen)
  29. Youth Development, Inc. (Los Lunas)

No one has the resources to prevent homelessness alone, but "the PNM Resources Foundation can play a powerful role in supporting nonprofits that work tirelessly to serve those on the verge of homelessness in New Mexico each and every day," said Laurie Roach, PNM Resources Foundation executive director. "Often, these organizations also provide the dignity of the wraparound care needed to stay healthy, happy, and housed."

Communities continue to struggle even as we continue to rebuild.According to one nonprofit, the increase in evictions since lifting restrictions has created a dramatic increase in homelessness in our community. Need is not always who or what you think, and the individuals served could literally be anyone. Numerous studies document how being housed promotes stability, independence and improved lifestyles while reducing overall societal healthcare, criminal justice, social safety net and other costs.

"Low-income homeowners are especially vulnerable to homelessness at this time if they have experienced a financial hardship. The option of a market sale of the home to cure the debt and pave the way to a more affordable home or a rental is off the table while home prices and rents in New Mexico are soaring to record levels. Our job is to make sure they get through the crisis and stay in their homes," said grant recipient, Debbie Norman, United South Broadway Corporation Community Development.

Reducing Carbon Emissions

The following forty-two local nonprofits collectively received $200,000 in grants for reducing their energy use by using energy efficient products, which in turn will allow them to save on their electric bills. By doing so, these organizations will be able to maintain their commitments to the clients they serve. They each share the PNM Resources Foundation vision of moving New Mexico forward together.

  1. Flickinger Center For Performing Arts (Alamogordo)
  2. Love Inc Of Otero County (Alamogordo)
  3. The Counseling Center, Inc. (Alamogordo)
  4. Albuquerque Business Education Compact (Albuquerque)
  5. 516 Arts (Albuquerque) 
  6. Albuquerque Health Care For The Homeless (Albuquerque)
  7. Assistance League of Albuquerque, Inc. (Albuquerque)
  8. Best Buddies New Mexico (Albuquerque)             
  9. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM (Albuquerque)      
  10. Children's Grief Center of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  11. CLN Kids (Albuquerque)               
  12. Cottonwood Cats Sanctuary (Albuquerque)         
  13. Dakota Tree Project (Albuquerque)         
  14. Explora Science Center & Children's Museum (Albuquerque)
  15. Fusion Theatre Company (Albuquerque)                                       
  16. Heading Home (Albuquerque)
  17. Hope Realized Homes Foundation (Albuquerque)             
  18. Hopeworks (Albuquerque)          
  19. Locker # 505 (Albuquerque)
  20. Mandy's Special Farm (Albuquerque)
  21. National Institute of Flamenco (Albuquerque)
  22. Outpost Productions, Inc. (Albuquerque)
  23. Partnership For Community Action (Albuquerque)
  24. Prosperity Works (Albuquerque)
  25. Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM House 1 (Albuquerque)
  26. Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM House 2 (Albuquerque)
  27. Saranam, LLC (Albuquerque)       
  28. Sawmill Center for the Arts (Albuquerque)
  29. Storehouse New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  30. TenderLove Community Center, Inc. (Albuquerque)         
  31. Three Sisters Kitchen (Albuquerque)       
  32. Women's Economic Self-Sufficiency Team (Albuquerque)
  33. Abrazos Family Support Services (Bernalillo)
  34. Rebuilding Together Sandoval County (Bernalillo)
  35. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Deming)
  36. Navajo Preparatory School, Inc. (Farmington)
  37. R4Creating (Rio Rancho)
  38. Santa Fe Community Foundation (Santa Fe)
  39. Bienvenidos Outreach Inc. (Santa Fe)
  40. Girls Inc. of Santa Fe (Santa Fe)
  41. National Dance Institute of New Mexico (Santa Fe)
  42. El Refugio Inc. (Silver City)