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2020 PNM Resources Foundation Community Support Grants

PNM Resources Foundation 2020 Vision Grants

The PNM Resources Foundation is excited to support nonprofit community endeavors through grant opportunities in 2020. Starting this year, we are narrowing our focus to improve identified areas of importance in New Mexico that help move the state forward together. We are calling this new focus "Vision Grants". Over the next three years, the PNM Resources Foundation will contribute approximately $2.5 million toward these specific impact areas:

  1. Reducing homelessness
    • Congratulations to the recipients! See below for the list of nonprofits that received the grant.  
  2. Increasing community safety 
    • Apply for the PNM Resources Foundation 'Increasing Community Safety' grant here.
    • Grant application is open from Wednesday, March 25 through Tuesday, April 2 at midnight.  
    • This is an open-call for competitive grant applications for nonprofits that are served by PNM or Texas-New Mexico Power (TNMP) with programs working to increase community safety. Funding may range from $10,000 to $50,000 for each nonprofit recipient depending on final reviews. Preference will be given to organizations that implemented COVID-19 programs for the community's most at-risk senior population.
  3. Increasing access to affordable housing 
    • This grant application is by invitation-only.
    • Once grant recipients are announced, they will be listed below.
  4. Reducing carbon emissions including Reduce Your Use 
    • This will be an open-call for competitive grant applications.
    • More information to be added soon. Please check back.

The PNM Resources Foundation is a separate, nonprofit, tax exempt corporation governed by a board of trustees comprised of PNM Resources employees. No customer funds are part of the PNM Resources Foundation endowment. For more information on PNM corporate funding for nonprofit organizations, email

Additional Grant Opportunity

Emergency Action Fund for struggling nonprofits affected by COVID-19
The PNM Resources Foundation is helping support the Albuquerque Community Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico who have teamed up to deploy an Emergency Action Fund to support nonprofit organizations struggling with lost and non-recoverable revenue expenses due to COVID-19. To apply, visit their application page.

2020 PNM Resources Foundation Grant Recipients

Reducing homelessness grant
Nonprofits that work towards reducing homelessness have an impact in our communities and share our vision in moving New Mexico forward together. The following sixteen nonprofits collectively received $210,000 in grants to help them further their important mission:

  1. Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless - serving men, women, and children in central New Mexico
  2. Bienvenidos Outreach, Inc. - serving individuals and families in Santa Fe
  3. Childhaven - serving children in the New Mexico Four Corners area
  4. Crossroads for Women - serving women and their children in the Albuquerque area
  5. ECHO, Inc - serving Northern New Mexico
  6. El Refugio - serving people affected by domestic violence in the Silver City area
  7. Heading Home - serving people needing emergency shelter through permanent housing in the Albuquerque area
  8. Hope Works - serving people experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness in the Albuquerque area
  9. Love Inc - serving people in Otero County
  10. Mission Families, United Way - increasing family stability and reducing adverse childhood events in New Mexico
  11. New Day - serving youth runaways with no options in the Albuquerque area
  12. Samaritan House - serving people in crisis due to homelessness and poverty in the Las Vegas area
  13. St Elizabeth Shelter Corporation - serving individuals and families in the Santa Fe area
  14. Supportive Housing Coalition - serving people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and physical disabilities in the Albuquerque area
  15. Tenderlove - serving people experiencing homelessness, near-homelessness , and low income women in the Albuquerque area
  16. YDI - serving children and families

Grant Application Process

Information for invitation-only grants
Organizations that have been pre-screened and are eligible may submit a proposal through our online application system. A link will be posted here once it's available. Previous funding does not guarantee future funding. Non-invited proposals or letters of intent will not be considered for PNM Resources Foundation grants. 

Information for open-competitive grants
Grant applications for programs to increase public safety will open this summer. Reduce Your Use grant applications will be accepted in the fall.

2020 application opening and deadlines
Funding is planned according to the following grant program order: 1) reducing homelessness 2) increasing community safety 3) increasing access to affordable housing 4) reducing carbon emissions including Reduce Your Use grants. The application links will be published above when it is available. Each grant application deadline will also be posted on this page.

Ongoing Grants

Matching grants and volunteer grants are two additional grant resources for nonprofit organizations based on PNM employee or PNM retiree participation. 

Previous Community Support  


In 2019, we were pleased to offer the Reduce Your Use grants, Economic Vitality grants, and Education grants. The PNM Resources Foundation awarded more than $750,000 of support to organizations that focused on these areas. Winners of all the 2019 grants can be found here.


2018 "A New Century of Service" Grant Opportunity

In 2018, we were pleased to continue celebrating our 100th birthday by once again offering our "A New Century of Service" grants. The PNM Resources Foundation awarded a total of $750,000 to support organizations that support economic development, create sustainable community spaces for public use or provide educational opportunities supporting economic development. Winners of the 2018 New Century of Service Grants.


"A New Century of Service" Grant

In 2017, we did something very special as we celebrated the 100th birthday of PNM. A New Century of Service grants supported organizations that promote economic development and education within the PNM service territory. To help us celebrate our first 100 years, 62 grants totaling $750,000 were awarded to NM nonprofits 


Reduce Your Use Grants

These grants helped nonprofit organizations put their energy-saving ideas into action with grants up to $5,000. Since the program's inception in 2008, more than $2 million has been granted to nonprofits around the state. 2016 award recipient information can be found here.  

PNM Power Up Grants

PNM Power Up Grants support vibrant communities. Grants were awarded to nonprofits with the best projects for community and neighborhood revitalization, corridor improvements, green space creation or the creation of meaningful public spaces. $500,000 was awarded in 2016 to help build vibrant communities throughout New Mexico.