Current Young Professionals

Support Of Urban Projects

Support Of Urban Projects (SOUP)


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.

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.

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Fall 2021 SOUP recipient: Iridian Moon

Iridian Moon was presented by Jesse Villwock. Iridian Moon is a free drop-in resource center held Monday nights at The Artemystic; the center provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ high school teens in the Greater Green Bay area. Along with a safe area to connect with others, the center educates teens on healthy relationships, STI prevention, consent issues, self-advocacy and building confidence. Funding from the micro-grant will go to continuing to provide refreshments and resources for the teens, including menstrual care products, literature, movie nights and craft supplies. 

Past SOUP Recipients

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
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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.


Contact Christine Gunderson at for more information.