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21 nonprofits awarded $100,000 in ‘reduce your use’ grants

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Autumn Conner, 9, plays a xylophone at the Explora Museum on Monday, July 29, 2019. Explora is one of 21 nonprofits just awarded “reduce your use” grants from the PNM Foundation.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The PNM Resources Foundation has awarded “reduce you use” grants totaling $100,000 to 21 New Mexico nonprofits that the company says will allow the organizations to spend less on electric bills and more on providing essential services to the community.

The money is aimed at completing projects that reduce energy use and lower electric bills, including efficient lighting, solar panel installations, updating heating and cooling systems, window coverings, ceiling fans, energy saving appliances, and more, the foundation said in a news release.

“PNM is committed to working with our customers to find ways they can save energy,” said Laurie Roach, PNM Resources Foundation director, in a statement. “Reduce Your Use Grants specifically help nonprofit organizations make their

energy saving ideas a reality.”

The 2019 nonprofit grant winners are:

• Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, Alamogordo, $5,000

• 516 Arts, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Casa Q, Albuquerque, $5,000

• El Camino Real Academy Education Foundation, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Fusion Theatre Company, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Heading Home, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Mandy’s Special Farm, Albuquerque, $4,000

• New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science Foundation, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico, Albuquerque, $5,000

• St. Vincent de Paul Society, Albuquerque, $5,000

• Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico, Albuquerque, $5,000

• The Storehouse Inc., Albuquerque, $5,000

• Rebuilding Together Sandoval County, Bernalillo, $4,982

• Bienvenidos Outreach Inc., Santa Fe, $5,000

• Kitchen Angels, Santa Fe, $5,000

• Santa Fe Community Foundation, Santa Fe, $5,000

• Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Santa Fe, $3,000

• El Refugio Inc., Silver City, $5,000

No customer funds are part of the PNM Resources Foundation endowment. For more information on how each award winner, visit PNM.com/community.

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