Meet, Share, Eat, Vote


$5 gets you soup, connection, ideas and a vote


At each SOUP dinner there are four presentations on projects ranging from art, agriculture, social justice, entrepreneurs, education, technology and more.


Each presenter has 4 minutes to share their idea.


Audience members can ask each presenter up to 4 questions after their presentation.


Audience members then vote on what project they think benefits the city/their neighborhood the most.


Whichever presenter gets the most votes wins all the money collected at the door!

About SOUP

“Every living person has some gift or capacity of value to others. A strong community is a place that recognizes those gifts and ensures that they are given.” ~ Kretzmann & McKnight

Stanislaus SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Stanislaus. For a donation $5 attendees receive soup, connection, ideas and a vote and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinner to report their project’s progress.

  • Our Mission:

    Stanislaus SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.

  • Our Values:

    We value community, creativity, collaboration, change, democracy, trust and fun.

  • Our Vision for SOUP

    With key partnerships and community leaders, we hope Stanislaus SOUP will change the way people connect with one another by establishing neighborhood relational hubs across the county.

  • What We Want To Do:

    Invite ownership, Create safe spaces to connect, Help create jobs, Promote action and change, Foster critical dialogue, Instill neighborhood pride,

Contact Us / (209) 681-7300