$5 gets you soup, salad, bread and a vote.
As of 2015, SOUP events have raised more than $100,000 that have gone directly to community projects. Past SOUP winners have started nonprofits, local businesses, after school programs and park clean-ups.
SOUP offers a space where people can connect. The rest is up to attendees, but wonderful things can happen when people come together, and SOUP stories are evidence of that.
In SOUP’s 100+ dinners our diners have helped fund 45 projects, 39 nonprofits, and 25 for-profit enterprises. At least 31 of these projects would not have moved forward with their initiatives if it wasn’t for SOUP.
Breakdown of ideas that have received funding:
- Land Use: 16
- Entrepreneurism: 28
- Social Justice: 17
- Urban Agriculture: 18
- Education: 37
- Technology: 1
- Housing: 4
- City Services: 9
800+ ideas have been submitted to Detroit SOUP
450+ ideas have pitched at SOUP
Over 15,000 people have attended a Detroit SOUP dinner
SOUP is located in 100 of the 138 sq miles of the city with our Neighborhood SOUP dinners.
5.22.16 / 4:30pm
10345 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck
5.24.16 / 4pm
@St. Anthony Church
3553 Vernor Hwy
SOUP at SPAULDING
6.12.16 / 4pm
5169 Trumbull Ave