Current Young Professionals
Support Of Urban Projects
What is SOUP?
SOUP (Support Of Urban 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.
Spring 2022 SOUP
The next SOUP dinner event will take place during Current Week 2022.
Thursday, May 26
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Stadium View Banquet Hall
*Entrance to the Banquet Hall is located on the right side of the building, next to the parking lot, or through the restaurant and towards the back right.
Fostering Happy Soles
Presented by Cheri Salmon, Foster the Village
The project’s goal is to provide new shoes to the children fostered through the organization.
No Butts About It, Green Bay
Presented by Kelly Reyer, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance
The project’s goal is to build awareness of cigarette trash/litter issues in the Fox-Wolf River Basin and beyond, as well as install cigarette bins in downtown Green Bay.
Pup-Up Dog Park on Broadway
Presented by Brooke Hafs, On Broadway, Inc.
The project’s goal is to transform the vacant lot between Three Three Five and Creative Business Services into a pop-up dog park.
St. John's Holy Smokes
Presented by Annika Osell on behalf of St. John's Ministries
The project’s goal is to purchase supplies for the BBQ smoker trailer and secure food handling and safety certifications for those participating in the operation.
Urban Pollinator Gardens
Presented by Shelby Woller, Tank Park Neighborhood Association
The project’s goal is to add a small to midsize pollinator garden to the Tank Park Neighborhood.
How does it work?
Community partnership, 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.
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
- Health and wellness
- Community accessibility
- Cultivating engagement, diversity and inclusivity
- Social engagement
- Civic engagement
- Place-making/neighborhoods/community engagement
- 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.