Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P.

  • Do I have to be a Green Bay resident to submit a project?
    No, but the project must be implemented within the greater Green Bay area.
  • What if I am proposing a project that will take place on City property, in schools, etc? You will need to secure permission/approval from whomever owns/administers the proposed location.
  • When will I know if my project was selected to present at the event?
    You will be notified 5-7 days prior to the event.
  • How long will I have to present? 
    Chosen applicants will be given 3 minutes to present their proposal to event attendees. 3 minutes will be allowed for Q&A.
  • Will there be technology available?
    No - Presentations will be done without technology. Handouts and other visuals are acceptable.
  • I can't make it to the event, can I still apply?
    No - You must be present at S.O.U.P. to present your proposal. Grant recipients are also required to present their progress at the following S.O.U.P. event.
  • I applied for Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. previously but was not selected to present. May I apply again?
    Yes - we receive many proposals and can only accommodate a certain amount per event. We encourage you to reapply for the next event!
  • If I am selected to present my proposal do I need to buy a ticket for myself to the event?
    No - if chosen, you will have ONE FREE entry per organization for the presenter. All others presenting with you, friends, staff, supporters, loved ones, etc. will have to purchase a ticket to get in.
  • If I presented, can I still vote?
  • Do I have to be a member of Current to apply/attend?
    No - All demographics are welcome!

What is Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P.?

Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. 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 is awarded to one individual/organization from funds collected at the forum.

How does it work?

YPAC, a committee of Current Young Professionals Network, will host a dinner featuring soup and 3-5 grant proposals made by community members for projects that will enhance the quality of life in greater Green Bay. Everyone in attendance will contribute $5.00. In exchange, they will receive a delicious meal and the opportunity to decide which project they want to fund. Proceeds from each meal become the grant that will be awarded to the chosen project, which will be voted upon by all present at the dinner. The minimum award for the winning project will be $500 with potential to receive more depending on attendance… The more people in attendance, the more funds available to award!

When and Where is Next Green Bay S.O.U.P. Event?

  • Tuesday, November 6th, 2018; 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Green Bay Distillery, 835 Mike McCarthy Way, Green Bay

Proposal Due Date

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.

What kinds of 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 (i.e. public art, art education)
  • Connectivity/Activity (i.e. health and wellness, transportation, community accessibility)
  • Cultivating Engagement, Diversity and Inclusivity (i.e. social engagement, jobs, civic engagement)
  • Place-Making/Neighborhoods/Community Engagement (i.e. space-making, gathering spaces, neighborhood revitalization)

Not all submitted projects will be selected to present at the Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P. 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?

The application is simple and brief. For a chance to present at Greater Green Bay S.O.U.P., please click on the link below. If your proposal is selected by the selection committee for presentation at the S.O.U.P. event you will be invited to the dinner where you will present your project. If you have any questions, please contact Jayme Sellen at

Fall 2018 S.O.U.P. Application

**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 6 months to begin their project and will be asked to share progress at a future S.O.U.P event.