About Us

SOUP is a microgranting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in La Crosse. For a $5 donation attendees receive soup, bread and a vote.

How does it work? 

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

$5 gets you soup, bread and a vote.

1. Each presenter has 4 minutes to share their idea.

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

3. Audience members are encouraged to discuss/debate before voting.

4. Audience members then vote on what project they think benefits La Crosse or their neighborhood the most.

5. The presenter with the most votes wins all the money collected at the door!

What We Want to Do:

  • Empower residents
  • Help establish new relationships and networks
  • Promote action, change, risk-taking, leadership, equality and imagination
  • Foster critical dialogue
  • Instill pride in La Crosse
Our Mission:

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

Our Values:

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

SOUP is:
  • a collaborative celebration
  • a public dinner
  • a platform for connection
  • an opportunity to support creative people in La Crosse


Apply to Pitch

SOUP is a great way to raise money, build community support and get connections to local resources that can help you carry out your project.