A New Century of Service Grant Opportunity

PNM is committed to building a better future for New Mexico. Creating economic opportunity and ensuring that our children get a good education are critical to achieving success and improving the quality of life for all. Since 1983, the PNM Resources Foundation has been investing in local nonprofit organizations that strive to build strong and vibrant communities.

A New Century of Service Grants support organizations that: 

  • Innovate new products and services to grow and develop businesses
  • Create collaborative community spaces for public use
  • Provide educational opportunities supporting economic development

62 Grants totaling $750,000 awarded to NM nonprofits

PNM celebrated 100 years of serving New Mexico by awarding grants for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that promote economic development and education within the PNM service territory.

The 2017 New Century of Service Grant $100K and $50K recipients are:

  • Adelante Development Center, Inc. - $100,000 for GiveABQ, an innovative donations cooperative project to develop the nonprofit environment by efficiently connecting nonprofilts to the resources they need. 
  • Cultivating Coders - $50,000 to fund technological education and workforce participation opportunities for high school students in Albuquerque South Valley and beyond. 

In addition, 60 New Mexico organizations were awarded $10,000 grants.

See a complete list of grant recipients and thier projects.

Grant Information Webinar

If you were not able to attend the live webinar held on March 28, 2017: 

Listen to a recording of the PNM A New Century of Service Grant webinar (mp4).

Print a copy of the  A New Century of Service Grant scoring rubric  for future reference. 

Funding Guidelines

While a variety of projects will be considered, priority will be given to projects that:

  • Lead our communities to a brighter future
  • Fuel a stronger New Mexico through measurable economic impact
  • Demonstrate collaboration with other organizations, especially among non-profits
  • Show tangible, near-term results
  • Are sustainable or have a clear path to sustainability
  • Have a clear plan to build awareness about the project and its value within the community
  • Have a well-defined timeline for implementation
  • Utilize PNM volunteers, when possible 

Organizations or Projects Not Eligible

  • Sectarian or religious programs for religious purposes
  • Labor and political organizations or campaigns
  • Organizations outside of PNM Resources and its subsidiaries' service territories.
  • Organizations outside of communities where the company has business interests.
  • Organizations that are not registered or not in good standing with the appropriate state agency.
  • Organizations that limit membership and services based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or national origin.
  • Organizations without current or active IRS 501(c)(3) status.

Questions? Email Community@pnm.com.