2020 PNM Resources Foundation Vision Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the winners!
Increasing community safety grant
Nonprofits that work towards increasing community safety have an impact in our communities and share our vision in moving New Mexico forward together. The following twenty three nonprofits collectively received $220,000 in grants to help them further their important mission:
- Albuquerque Meals on Wheels, Inc. (Albuquerque) - Facilitates increased community safety for our most vulnerable populations through our home frozen meal delivery to seniors, community members with compromised immune systems, and those with chronic health conditions necessitating a specialized diet in the greater Albuquerque area.
- Boys & Girls Club of Central New Mexico (Albuquerque) - During COVID-19 - providing emergency all day childcare for youth of essential workers, developing and implementing virtual programs to continue mentoring programs for youth, and providing computers and other technology needed for kids to access educational activities at home.
- New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers (Albuquerque) - Our Program will help support the increasing need for safe housing and food security during the COVID-19 crisis.
- Share Your Care Adult Day Services (Albuquerque) - To assist with the costs of our Vulnerable Adult & Senior COVID-19 Comprehensive Care Plan which provides: Wellness Checks, Socialization Engagement, Resource Outreach and Provisions to our participants while our center-based care services and the revenue they provide are suspended due to State mandates.
- Storehouse New Mexico (Albuquerque) - To provide free shopping carts of healthy food, especially to our seniors in the community, with no income restrictions. Special safety shields were installed to protect staff and clients during the pandemic.
- Three Sisters Kitchen (Albuquerque) - The ReFresh Program provides bi-weekly food bags to 60-90 food insecure Albuquerque households, contributing to increased food security and community connection, and supporting participants' capacity to stay at home during this public health crisis.
- University of New Mexico Foundation, Inc. (Albuquerque) - Project ECHO is mobilizing its New Mexico network of partners to address the COVID-19 crisis with the goals of flattening the curve, slowing the spread of the virus, and protecting our seniors, who are most vulnerable.
- Deming-Luna County Commission On Aging Inc (Deming) - Our organization will reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for seniors and disabled adults by facilitating access to daily nutritious meals served in sturdy disposable trays and daily sanitation of equipment used to transport and deliver meals.
- Northwest New Mexico Seniors, Inc. (Farmington) - Provide a bi-weekly box of grocery staples to home bound seniors throughout San Juan County.
- La Vida Felicidad (Los Lunas) - Provide essential support (getting food, medication, offering companionship, housekeeping, personal care) to elderly citizens who are isolated at home and are at risk for abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
- MainStreet de Las Vegas (Las Vegas) - Provides essential support in the form of one-time funds to residents in the greater Las Vegas community who have been, and will be, the most severely impacted by COVID-19 virus.
- Storehouse West, Inc. (Rio Rancho) - Serves the residents of Sandoval County with emergency food supplies, hygiene items and children's clothing in the spirit of an institution that is an Equal Opportunity Provider
- The Notah Begay III Foundation (Santa Ana Pueblo) - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NB3 Foundation has created a relief initiative named the Helping Our Relatives Covid-19 Response Fund to support two primary areas: 1.) Access to nutritional food and clean water through delivered supplies and 2.) Access to safe youth development and education opportunities as a result of being out of school.
- Make Santa Fe (Santa Fe) - MAKE Santa Fe will use advanced manufacturing equipment to provide high-quality personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers, and at-risk members of the community.
- Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club (Santa Fe) - On March 30, 2020 we began offering online homework help to youth in the community, ages 5-18, who are not in school due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 6, our Zona Club site on the south side of Santa Fe will reopen to all Club members, with priority given to those who have parents working in jobs that are considered essential during this time. Children will attend free of charge.
- MoGro through Santa Fe Community Foundation (Santa Fe) - MoGro is a non-profit food access program that delivers weekly shares of healthy foods (including local produce) to community sites across Northern New Mexico, including Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Española and rural and Tribal communities. MoGro is currently packing and distributing food bags to home-bound seniors in Santa Fe County and northern New Mexico in order to protect our most vulnerable residents from COVID-19 related illnesses.
- The Food Depot (Santa Fe) - To support the provision of essential hunger relief to our most vulnerable community members; the health and safety of our community are a top priority--and that includes access to food.
- Alvin Volunteer Fire Department (Alvin, TX) - This project is an attempt to protect the Citizens of the City of Alvin and the volunteer firefighters/members of the Alvin Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) from the spread of COVID-19.
- Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home (Clifton, TX) - Lutheran Sunset Ministries Companion Services program donates time to Lutheran Sunset Ministries' Independent Living program, Rainbow Retirement Community.
- Rotary Club Of Friendswood Charitable Foundation (Friendswood, TX) - The Friendswood Rotary Club, Friendswood Youth Baseball and the city of Friendswood have partnered with each other to support Friendswood elderly and local students in need of meals during the coronavirus pandemic.
- The Montague County Carpenters Shop Inc (Nocona, TX) - To feed the elderly and disabled and educate them regarding health and safety concerns.
- Sweeny Community Hospital Development Foundation (Sweeny, TX) - We will provide meals, first aid kits, adult hygiene items, sanitizer and activities to promote mental health to the most at risk -- our elderly citizens.
- Galveston County Food Bank (Texas City, TX) - Due to the COVID-19 health crisis and an increased need among senior residents for nourishing food, the Galveston County Food Bank (GCFB) has added home food deliveries to its onsite pantry program to assist elderly residents choosing to stay at home.
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:
- Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless - serving men, women, and children in central New Mexico
- Bienvenidos Outreach, Inc. - serving individuals and families in Santa Fe
- Childhaven - serving children in the New Mexico Four Corners area
- Crossroads for Women - serving women and their children in the Albuquerque area
- ECHO, Inc - serving Northern New Mexico
- El Refugio - serving people affected by domestic violence in the Silver City area
- Heading Home - serving people needing emergency shelter through permanent housing in the Albuquerque area
- Hope Works - serving people experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness in the Albuquerque area
- Love Inc - serving people in Otero County
- Mission Families, United Way - increasing family stability and reducing adverse childhood events in New Mexico
- New Day - serving youth runaways with no options in the Albuquerque area
- Samaritan House - serving people in crisis due to homelessness and poverty in the Las Vegas area
- St Elizabeth Shelter Corporation - serving individuals and families in the Santa Fe area
- Supportive Housing Coalition - serving people experiencing homelessness, mental illness, and physical disabilities in the Albuquerque area
- Tenderlove Community Center - serving people experiencing homelessness, near-homelessness , and low income women in the Albuquerque area
- YDI - serving children and families