SOUP | 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 is awarded to one individual/organization from funds collected at the forum.

How does it work?

The Community Partnership, a committee of Current Young Professionals, will host a dinner featuring soup and three to five 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. 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 attendancethe more people in attendance, the more funds available to award!

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
    • 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?

The application is simple and brief. For a chance to present at SOUP, please click on the link above. 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.


If you have any questions, please contact Mallory Nash at or at 920.593.3408.

*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.

Staff of the Micah Center (front, center three) accept the S.O.U.P. contribution from the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.

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