Reduce Your Use Grants help nonprofit organizations put their energy-saving ideas into action with grants up to $5,000. Since its inception in 2008, this program has awarded more than $1.5 million to nonprofits around the state to help them decrease their energy use in order to free up funds for their mission-based programs.
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2015 Grant Cycle
The 2015 grant cycle will be open from August 17 – September 7. Details will be posted soon. Please check back.
What’s Funded, What’s Not?
The goal of the PNM Reduce Your Use Grant program is to provide nonprofits with resources to implement measures that will reduce energy costs.
While we promise to give every request fair consideration, we ask that you take the time to determine if your proposal fits our guidelines before you submit an application.
- Energy-saving building upgrades
- Energy-efficient equipment and appliance upgrades
- Projects that conserve valuable resources for public use and future generations.
All Reduce Your Use Grant submissions should include activities designed to educate your employees, clients and community about the importance of energy conservation.
Priority will be given to organizations that have PNM employees and retirees actively volunteering with them.
See how past recipients used a grant award to reduce their energy use:
What’s not funded?
Groups, programs and activities not supported by Reduce Your Use Grants:
- Individual teachers, schools or school districts
- Organizations without current or active IRS 501 (c)(3) status
- Payments of loans, interest, taxes or debt retirement
- Sectarian or religious programs for religious purposes
- Special events, annual events, camps or one time only events
- Veterans, labor and political organizations or campaigns
- Municipalities. However, if a municipality uses a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as a fiscal agent, they may qualify.
- Organizations outside of PNM Resources service territory
- Organizations that are not registered with the appropriate state registration agency or are not in good standing with the registration body
- Organizations that limit membership and services based on race, religion, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age or national origin.