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Reduce Your Use grants help nonprofits spend less on electric bills and more on providing essential services 

(Albuquerque, N.M.) – Today, the PNM Resources Foundation announced the recipients of its 2020 Reduce Your Use grants providing a total of $220,000 to nonprofits throughout New Mexico to help complete projects that reduce their energy use and lower their electric bills. Funded projects include efficient lighting, solar panel installations, updating heating and cooling systems, window coverings, ceiling fans, energy saving appliances, and much more. The completion of these projects will not only save energy and money, but will also mean a cleaner, healthier environment for their clients and staff.

“We recognize this year’s pandemic hardships meant many nonprofits had to put their planned energy efficiency projects on hold while reserving funds to provide their essential services to the community,” said Laurie Roach, PNM Resources Foundation director.

“Receiving these Reduce Your Use grants means nonprofits save money on their electric bills, reduce energy use, and reduce carbon emissions while fulfilling their mission in the community.”

The 2020 PNM Reduce Your Use nonprofit $5,000 grant winners are:

  1. Flickinger Center For Performing Arts (Alamogordo)
  2. NM State University Foundation Inc. (Alamogordo)
  3. 516 Arts (ABQ)
  4. Adelante Development Center Inc. (ABQ)
  5. African American Performing Arts Center (ABQ)
  6. Animal Humane Association of New Mexico (ABQ)
  7. Barelas Community Coalition Inc (ABQ)
  8. Boys & Girls Club of Central New Mexico (ABQ)
  9. Christina Kent Early Childhood Center (ABQ)
  10. Domestic Violence Resource Center (ABQ)
  11. Friends of Baila! Baila! Artists and Dancers (ABQ)
  12. Fusion Theatre Company (ABQ)
  13. Heading Home (ABQ)
  14. Homewise, Inc. (ABQ)
  15. Hopeworks (ABQ)
  16. Keshet Dance Company (ABQ)
  17. National Atomic Museum Foundation (ABQ)
  18. National Institute of Flamenco (ABQ)
  19. New Day Youth and Family Services (ABQ)
  20. Intl. District Economic Development Center (ABQ)
  21. Rio Grande Food Project (ABQ)
  22. Roadrunner Food Bank, Inc. (ABQ)
  23. Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM (ABQ)
  24. RMHC (Yale House) (ABQ)
  25. Saranam, LLC. (ABQ)
  26. Storehouse New Mexico (ABQ)
  27. TenderLove Community Center, Inc. (ABQ)
  28. Friends of the Belen Harvey House Museum (Belen)
  29. Rebuilding Together Sandoval County (Bernalillo)
  30. Family Crisis Center (Farmington)
  31. Infant Jesus Catholic Shrine (Hurley)
  32. El Ranchito de los Ninos, Inc. (Los Lunas)
  33. Placitas Community Library, Inc. (Placitas)
  34. Abrazos Family Support Services (Rio Rancho)
  35. Early Learning Preschool (Rio Rancho)
  36. R4Creating (Rio Rancho)
  37. St. Felix Pantry (Rio Rancho)
  38. Santa Clara Catholic Church (Santa Clara)
  39. Bienvenidos Outreach Inc. (Santa Fe)
  40. National Dance Institute of New Mexico (Santa Fe)
  41. Reunity Resources (Santa Fe)
  42. Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club (Santa Fe)
  43. Border Area Mental Health Services, Inc. (Silver City)
  44. El Refugio, Inc. (Silver City)

Nonprofits statewide collected more than $2.5 million through the PNM Reduce Your Use grant since the program began. The PNM Resources Foundation and PNM Corporate Giving together have awarded more than $20 million in the past 6 years to nonprofit organizations. Since 1983, the PNM Resources Foundation has helped improve the quality of life by supporting nonprofit organizations served by PNM. 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, including how each of the grant recipients are serving people in our communities and what project this grant is going towards, visit PNM.com/community.

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