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PNM Power Up Grants

Supporting vibrant communities throughout New Mexico

The PNM Fund is proud to announce a $500,000 investment in the communities PNM serves and where it has business interests. We have funded innovative and creative proposals from nonprofits to help build vibrant communities throughout New Mexico.

Grant Details

  • Four principal grants were awarded in the amount of $50,000 and twenty grants were awarded in the amount of $15,000. 
  • Grant cycle: The grant cycle closed on June 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. MT

Grant Focus Areas

  • Creation of meaningful public spaces
  • Community or neighborhood revitalization
  • Corridor, street or median improvements
  • Green space creation

See examples of successful national community projects and get additional resources.

View the 2014 Funded Projects

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FAQs: PNM Power Up Grants

  • Can PNM Power Up Grants fund the creation of public art projects?
    • Yes, PNM Power Up Grants can fund the creation of public art projects.  However the project must demonstrate community and volunteer involvement as well as a plan for long term sustainability. For example, a mosaic mural completed by youth in the community as focal point in the town square would be allowable.  However a mural completed solely by an artist would not be allowed. 
  • Can the PNM Power Up Grants fund neighborhood or community planning?
    • No, PNM Power Up Grants cannot solely fund community or neighborhood planning. For example, a PNM Power Up Grant cannot fund master planning. However, a PNM Power Up Grant may fund community conversations regarding a community intersection repair project.
  • Can PNM Power Up Grants fund marketing plans?
    • No, PNM Power Up Grants are not intended for this purpose.
  • Can PNM Power Up Grants fund all or a portion of capital improvement or large scale construction projects?
    • No, PNM Power Up Grants are not intended for this purpose.
  • Can PNM Power Up Grants fund community gardens?
    • No, PNM Power Up Grants are not intended for this purpose.
  • Can PNM Power Up Grants fund special or temporary events?
    • In some cases, PNM Power Up Grants may fund downtown or community events that demonstrate community involvement and are long lasting. For example, PNM Power Up Grants may fund a downtown First Friday program.
  • Can PNM Power Up Grants fund projects on private property?
    • Yes, PNM Power Up Grants can fund projects on private property; however, the property must be accessible to the public.