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2020 PNM Resources Foundation Community Support Grants

PNM Resources Foundation 2020 Vision Grants

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 carbon emissions - Reduce Your Use

Congratulations to the recipients! See the 44 nonprofit awardees. 

Increasing access to affordable housing

Congratulations to the recipients! See the 20 nonprofit awardees. 

Increasing community safety 

Congratulations to the recipients! See the 23 nonprofit awardees in New Mexico and Texas.

Reducing homelessness

Congratulations to the recipients! See the 16 nonprofits awardees. 


Additional Grant Opportunity

Emergency Action Fund for struggling nonprofits affected by COVID-19
PNM supported this effort coordinated by the Albuquerque Community Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico. The Emergency Action Fund provided access to technology, family stability and education gaps. For more information, visit their application page.

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  


PNM Power Up Grants

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

About the PNM Resources Foundation

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