SOUP is:

  • a collaborative celebration

  • a public dinner

  • a platform for connection

  • an opportunity to support creative people in La Crosse

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? 

  • Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea

  • Four questions from the audience

  • Vote

  • The winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. 

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.

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

La Crosse SOUP operates under fiscal sponsorship from La Crosse Community Foundation.