News Release

Nov. 17, 2014
PNM Fund Awards Grants to New Mexico Nonprofits

Albuquerque: Fifty-four nonprofits will be able to spend less on electric bills and more on providing essential services to clients after receiving a Reduce Your Use Grant from the PNM Fund, a division of the PNM Resources Foundation.

The Reduce Your Use Grants award $250,000 annually to help nonprofits throughout New Mexico complete projects that reduce their energy use and lower their utility bills.

Funded projects include energy saving light bulbs for the River of Lights in Albuquerque, solar panel installations, solar tubes and shades, lighting and appliance upgrades and much more. The completion of these projects will not only save energy and money, but will also mean a safer, healthier environment in many cases for clients and staff.

See attached list of Reduce Your Use Grant recipients.

"PNM is committed to working with our customers to find ways they can save energy," said Diane Harrison Ogawa, executive director of the PNM Resources Foundation. "Reduce Your Use Grants specifically help nonprofit organizations make their energy saving ideas a reality." 

Nonprofits statewide collected more than $1.75 million through the PNM Fund's Reduce Your Use grant program since 2008.

The PNM Resources Foundation, which is funded by PNM shareholders, has invested more than $12 million into helping build strong, productive communities in New Mexico. 

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With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving more than 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit