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Help CO·MOTION: Center for Movement Element Community Health Fund Win a $25,000 Grant

State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Announces The Top 200 Causes That Need Your Votes

 

August 14, 2019



Saint Paul, MN (Aug. 13, 2019) – Communities across the United States answered the call from State Farm® to submit causes that would make a positive impact in their neighborhoods. Now CO·MOTION: Center for Movement in Saint Paul, MN, need(s) your help by voting for them to bring money to their communities. From Aug. 14 through Aug. 23, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at http://www.neighborhoodassist.com to help bring a $25,000 grant to each of the top 40 vote-getters.

Two thousand submissions were received through State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced philanthropic program that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. The State Farm Review Committee selected the top 200 finalists.

Minnesota has three causes in the top 200. Other Minnesota organizations in the top 200 include: Burnsville-based Bundles of Love and New Prague-based Bundles of Love. For a full list of organizations visit: http://www.neighborhoodassist.com.

The 200 causes have until Aug. 23 at 11:59:59pm ET to rally votes and anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. Voters can use them all on one cause, or spread them out in any way among multiple causes. On September 25, the top 40 vote-receiving causes will be announced at http://www.neighborhoodassist.com and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.

“CO·MOTION is so excited to be in State Farm Neighborhood Assist top 200, now it is time for our local community to support us by voting to help our program become one of the 40 winners,” said Dalton Outlaw, member of CO·MOTION and owner for Element Gym. “Our program is focused on our local youth: BEAT THE STREETS CO·MOTION: Center for Movement After-School and Summer Youth Program. We hope to expand our programs to serve several more youth in our arts and athletic opportunities from ballet to boxing and yoga to drumming all under one roof!”

“State Farm has a rich history of working with local organizations to help build safer, stronger, and better educated communities across the United States,” said Allison Bertsche, Public Affairs Director at State Farm. “The Neighborhood Assist program inspires people to play an active role in bringing grants directly to their community to meet their local needs.”

For a complete list of the top 200 causes or to vote for a cause, go to http://www.neighborhoodassist.com starting August 14 at 12:00:01am ET.

To vote 10 times a day for BEAT THE STREETS CO·MOTION: Center for Movement After-School and Summer Youth Program just use this link https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2024858.

About State Farm®:

The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 58,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.

About CO·MOTION: Center for Movement:

CO·MOTION is a shared working space for small non-profits and for-profits arts and athletics groups. It is a place open to all individuals and families to be in community and participate in art and athletics to improve their bodies, souls and minds.

At CO·MOTION we believe movement is central to purposeful life, health and progress. In our space, movement is art, and art is movement. The two together opens us up. Challenges us. Moves us forward and brings us together. It connects us to our bodies, our environment and to others.

CO·MOTION is a new organization with a strong collective of 12 small non-profit and for-profit groups and 8 independent trainers. Many of the collective members have been in this same building and collaborating with one another for over five years.

We now are about to share an expanded space in the same location, and an even larger vision. As of October 2019, we will occupy 40,000 square feet of space to fill with even more moving bodies striving for increased health and well-being. For more information, please visit https://comotioncenter.org/ or just stop by at 655 Fairview Avenue N, St. Paul, MN 55104.

 

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