Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) July 12, 2012
Futures for Children has received a $2,200 grant from the PNM Fund to implement energy savings measures designed to decrease its energy bill. The grant is one of 55 Reduce Your Use grants awarded by the PNM Fund to nonprofits around the state to provide tools to increase energy efficiency, lower bills and put more money into mission-based programs.
“We are very excited to receive this grant,” said Inky Kim, vice president of development of Futures for Children. The grant will be used to replace an old and energy inefficient refrigerator and dishwasher with Energy Star appliances.
According to Diane Harrison Ogawa, executive director, PNM Resources Foundation, organizations from across the state applied for the grants totaling $250,000. “Our goal is to support communities and community organizations in PNM service territories across New Mexico," said Diane Harrison Ogawa, executive director of the PNM Resources Foundation. "This year, we are excited to be funding projects in a variety of communities including Deming, Alamogordo, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Albuquerque."
Since its inception in 1983, the PNM Resources Foundation has invested more than $5 million to help create or maintain essential community programs. This is the first grant program of its kind that directly funds energy efficiency measures for nonprofits and tracks the resulting energy efficiency into the future.
Futures for Children, founded in 1968, by Dr. Richard Saunders has affected the lives of over 20,000 American Indian youth. The Futures for Children mission is to improve the educational experience to empower American Indian children through leadership training and mentorship.
Any 501(c)3 organization operating within PNM’s service territory was eligible to submit a grant application. The awards were announced in June.
For more information about the PNM Fund, visit http://www.pnm.com.
About Futures for Children
Futures for Children has a three-pronged approach to self-sufficiency that includes Youth Leadership, Mentorship and Families in Action in Hopi, Navajo, Pueblo and Mescalero Apache communities in Arizona and New Mexico as well as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. Futures for Children’s self-help philosophy goes right to the heart of efforts by American Indian people to empower themselves through education.
About PNM Fund
The PNM Fund is a division of the PNM Resources Foundation, a nonprofit established in 1983 to improve the quality of life in communities PNM Resources’ customers and employees live and work. Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary, the PNM Resources Foundation is a separate nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation and was originally endowed by a gift from earnings by shareholders of PNM. No customer funds are part of the endowment. For more information, visit http://www.pnm.com/fund.