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2020 Community Support

PNM Resources Foundation 2020 Vision Grants

The PNM Resources Foundation is excited to support your 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:

  • Reducing homelessness (invitation-only grants)
  • Increasing public safety (open-competitive grants)
  • Increasing access to affordable housing (invitation-only grant)
  • Reducing carbon emissions including Reduce Your Use (open-competitive grants)

To learn more about each grant opportunity, please check back in March. For more information on PNM corporate funding for nonprofit organizations, email

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
The link to apply will open in the spring and will open in the order of 1) reducing homelessness 2) increasing public safety 3) increasing access to affordable housing 4) reducing carbon emissions including Reduce Your Use grants. The link will be published here once it is available. Each grant application deadline will be posted on this page once they are available. 

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.