(Albuquerque, N.M.) – Forty New Mexico nonprofits now have a total of $750,000 toward their missions, which included five organizations that received $50,000 and ten organizations that received $25,000 this week. Funding for the organizations was provided through the PNM Resources Foundation's New Century of Service Grant Program.
Designed to promote economic development, education and the environment within the PNM service area, the grants were awarded to organizations that work to innovate new products and services that, in turn, grow and develop businesses in New Mexico; create collaborative community spaces for public use; and provide educational opportunities that support economic development.
"It is an honor for the PNM Resources Foundation to invest this money in our New Mexico communities," said PNM Resources Foundation President Becky Teague. "We are excited to support projects which will promote jobs, services and education in hometowns across the state."
Priority for funding is given to projects that demonstrate a clear path to sustainability, have a well-defined timeline for implementation; show tangible results, fuel a stronger New Mexico through measurable economic impact and more.
The 2018 New Century of Service $50,000 grant recipients are:
- Cultivating Coders, Inc. (Albuquerque) - to provide rigorous technological education and workforce participation opportunities to high school students in Albuquerque's South Valley.
- Fathers Building Futures (Albuquerque) - to concentrate business efforts on scaling the woodshop and its casket and urn line for the funeral industry.
- St. Martin's Hospitality Center (Albuquerque) - to provide on-the-job training to at least 5 formerly homeless individuals through their Hope Café internship program.
- Galloping Grace Youth Ranch (Rio Rancho) - to fund their Food Recovery Program, a program that can conserve energy, educate youth, create jobs, and alleviate hunger; thereby building a healthier community, a more resilient environment, and impacting youth and economy.
- Reunity Resources (Santa Fe) - to expand operations to encompass a community farm that grows food for donation to local hunger efforts, trains young farmers and provides paid apprentices to homeless and at-risk youth.
The 2018 New Century of Service $25,000 grant recipients are:
- Adelante Development Center Inc., Albuquerque
- CNM Foundation, Albuquerque
- DowntownABQ MainStreet Initiative, Albuquerque
- Explora Science Center & Children's Museum of Albuquerque, Albuquerque
- Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc., Albuquerque
- Rio Grande Community Development Corporation, Albuquerque
- The Grants Collective, Los Lunas
- Asombro Institute for Science Education, Deming
- St. Felix Pantry, Rio Rancho
- Innovate-Educate, Santa Fe
The 2018 New Century of Service $10,000 grant recipients are:
- Alamogordo MainStreet, Alamogordo
- New Mexico State University Foundation Inc., Alamogordo
- ARCA, Albuquerque
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico, Inc., Albuquerque
- New Day Youth and Family Services, Albuquerque
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Foundation, Albuquerque
- TenderLove Community Center, Inc., Albuquerque
- University of New Mexico Foundation, Inc., Albuquerque
- Belen Consolidated Schools, Belen
- Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, Belen
- Capacity Builders, Inc., Farmington
- The Samaritan House, Inc., Las Vegas
- AAUW Tech Trek New Mexico, Placitas
- Ruidoso Midtown Association, Ruidoso
- Community Learning Network, Santa Fe
- Cooking With Kids Inc, Santa Fe
- Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, Santa Fe
- MIX Santa Fe, Santa Fe
- New Mexico Land Conservancy, Santa Fe
- Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Santa Fe
- SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe
- The Wildlife Center, Inc., Santa Fe
- Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, Santa Clara
- Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest, Silver City
- Southern New Mexico & West Texas, Inc.
- The National Center for Frontier Communities, Silver City
Since 1983, the PNM Resources Foundation has helped improve the quality of life in New Mexico by supporting nonprofit organizations. Founded by PNM shareholders, the PNM Resources Foundation is a separate, nonprofit, tax exempt corporation governed by a board of trustees comprised of PNM employees. No customer funds are part of the PNM Resources Foundation endowment.