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SOUP | Support Of Urban Projects

What is SOUP?

SOUP (Support OUrban Projects) is a forum in which community members can share their ideas for how to enhance the quality of life for residents in our communities. Dinner is served at the forum and a micro-grant from funds collected at the forum is awarded to one individual/organization that attendees voted to receive.


The next SOUP dinner will be held in Spring 2023.



Congratulations to the Deaf Group, last night's SOUP micro-grant recipient! Together, we raised over $2,000 for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing school resource group. Thank you to everyone who joined us and Mayor Eric Genrich and Alderman Brian Johnson for greeting each project and introducing the SOUP dinner.


The Deaf Group provides a positive learning environment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) students to embrace their diversity, celebrate their deafness, and share themselves with others like them. The group also shares their deaf superpowers with the rest of their schools through videos and bulletin boards. Once a month, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff and students get together for Deaf Group to socialize, learn, and communicate with their small D/HH community.


A special thanks to the other presenting projects:

howe community resource centerHowe Community Resource Center

The Howe Community Resource Center is seeking funding for its Hygiene Hub to help provide basic hygiene products to Brown County families. The hub serves as a central point to access supplies for the community, including other Brown County schools, nonprofits, and social workers.

YWCA logo (color) 1YWCA Women's Empowerment Center

The YWCA of Greater Green Bay is looking to expand the Women’s Empowerment Center downstairs by creating an Express Boutique. The boutique will allow women coming into the facility a more convenient, accessible, and welcoming shopping experience.

watch me logoWatch Me

Watch Me is a new nonprofit organization that provides platforms for celebrating the abilities of those with disabilities in Wisconsin. The organization is striving to show that everyone with a disability has abilities that should be seen and celebrated.


How does it work?

Community Partnerships, a CYP committee, hosts a dinner featuring soup from local restaurants while three to five grant proposals are presented by community members for projects that will enhance the quality of life in Greater Green Bay. Attendees receive a delicious bowl of soup and the opportunity to vote for which project they want to fund. Each project presenter will receive three minutes to present their proposal, followed by answering three questions from the audience.

Registration for attending is $10, which goes to funding a micro-grant that is given to the chosen proposal. The minimum award for the winning project will be $500 with the potential to receive more depending on attendance.

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Support Of Urban Projects

What projects are eligible?

Projects must be located within the Greater Green Bay area and positively impact the community in at least one of the following areas:

  • Public art and culture
    • Public art
    • Art education
  • Connectivity/activity
    • Health and wellness
    • Transportation
    • Community accessibility
  • Cultivating engagement, diversity and inclusivity
    • Social engagement
    • Jobs
    • Civic engagement
  • Place-making/neighborhoods/community engagement
    • Space-making
    • Gathering spaces
    • Neighborhood revitalization


Not all submitted projects will be selected to present at the SOUP event. A proposal committee will pre-screen submissions for appropriate projects and content, feasibility in getting funding, conflicts of interest and other guidelines.

How do you apply for a micro-grant?

  • First, please submit your proposal via our online application. 
  • If your proposal is selected by the selection committee for presentation at the SOUP event, you will be invited to the dinner where you will present your project.

*Thoroughly review your submission before sending; incomplete proposals will not be considered. You may want to type your answers in a word processor and save the document before electronic submission.

**Projects should be ready to implement once money is awarded. Awardees will have six months to begin their project and will be asked to share progress at a future SOUP event.

Past SOUP Recipients

Foster the Village
Spring 2022 | Foster the Village
Iridian Moon
Fall 2021 | Iridian Moon
Lovin the Skin Im in
Spring 2021 | Lovin' The Skin I'm In
Fort Howard Neighborhood Association
Fall 2020 | Fort Howard Neighborhood Association
Urban Beehive Project
Fall 2019 | The Urban Beehive Project
Micah Center
Spring 2019 | The Micah Center

Thank you to our SOUP sponsor


Contact Christine Gunderson at for more information.