Toledo SOUP Seeks Ideas For Summer Event

Toledo SOUP is now accepting complete ideas for its Summer Luau event to be held Sunday, June 22, 2014 in the Mad Ave Collective, located at 1600 Madison Avenue in Uptown Toledo. Anyone in the Toledo community, as well as its surrounding suburbs, is eligible to submit a proposal.

If you have an idea for a community-minded project, or your business, non-profit, club, or organization requires monetary assistance to realize a goal, Toledo SOUP can help provide funding with microgrants up to $1000. Past presenters have discussed everything from art, music and theater workshops to after school programs, hunger initiatives and more.
All ideas that meet Toledo SOUP’s requirements will be sent to a panel of community judges for further review. The top five ideas, as agreed upon by our judges, will have the opportunity to present at the even on June 22. Grant recipients are selected through a community voting process, and funding is received at the end of the event.
Toledo SOUP’s most recent winners include Derek Bunch of New Life Urban Agriculture and Elizabeth Harris of Glass City Goat Girls. Previous Toledo SOUP winners were Maxwell Austin of Glass City Pedicabs, Genevieve Abalos of Art Around Town and Audrey Johnson of Art Around Town.
Prospective presenters have until Saturday, May 31 to submit ideas online. Toledo SOUP will accept former submissions. Please view our guidelines on re-applying and presenting. Additional information on this summer’s Hawaiian-themed Toledo SOUP event will be announced on Toledo SOUP’s Facebook page. Interested presenters, attendees and volunteers may contact us at toledosoup@gmail.com.

Toledo SOUP- Winter 2014 Event Details

What: Toledo SOUP- Winter Event!

When: Sunday, March 9th in the Flying Pig Cafe at Toledo School for the Arts, located at 333 14th Street #4 in Uptown Toledo

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Details: You’re invited to Toledo SOUP’s Winter event celebration of crowd-funded community projects. Save the date for Sunday, March 9th when you’ll be hearing from five incredible presenters eligible for the evening’s micro-grant, plus two Honorable Mention selections (not included in the voting process).

Additionally, Maxwell Austin of Glass City Pedicabs and past Toledo SOUP grant recipient is hosting a bake sale during the SOUP event. Baked goods are needed. Please contact glasscitypedicabs@gmail.com if you are interested in donating your delectable treats. Proceeds will benefit the Winter SOUP winner.

This round of submitted proposals ranged from social service needs to art projects to urban agriculture programs, representing a diverse array of inspiring and innovative ideas and projects taking place throughout the community.

As chosen from our panel of esteemed judges, the March 9th event’s top-five presentations include:

• East Toledo Phase I/Public Art (Amber LeFever) – artist-designed and painted public fixtures (streetside trashcans and planters) to beautify Main Street on the East Side.

•Fertile Grounds Radio (Tera Johnson) – broadcast equipment for a local Internet blog radio broadcast focusing on the Toledo community.

•GlassCity Goat Girls Return (Elizabeth Harris) – an agribusiness looking to establish an urban goat farm.

•New Life Urban Agriculture (Derek Bunch) – local production of high-quality organic mushrooms.

•Sibshops (Wendy Smenner) – Workshops for kids 9-15 years who have a brother or sister with special needs.

What happens at SOUP? First, arrive at the event and donate $5 at the door ($1 for children ages 12 and under). Then, learn about the above-mentioned presenters and hear more on the cool initiatives taking place in T-Town. Next, enjoy a complimentary meal of soup, salad and bread, while you discuss with fellow community members which project deserves the micro-grant (all the donation money collected at the door). Finally, vote for your favorite project. By the end of the evening, one presenter will walk away with at least $500 to fund their idea to improve Toledo.

The fun doesn’t end after voting! Please join us for a post-SOUP after-party fundraiser at the Attic on Adams, immediately following the event. Here, you can meet the presenters, enjoy a speciality SOUP-themed cocktail, and help raise funds for the next summer SOUP event.

If you plan to attend the Winter Celebration of Toledo SOUP, please RSVP for the event on Facebook so we can get a general headcount.

Toledo SOUP is always seeking volunteers, donors, and support in the form of goods (plates, napkins, utensils). With questions, comments, media inquiries, to donate, volunteer, or to become a Toledo SOUP sponsor, please email us at ToledoSOUP@gmail.com.

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Toledo SOUP Heats Up

Toledo SOUP will hold an informational event tonight, February 6, at Manhattan’s Restaurant, from 5-7 p.m. Members of the SOUP committee will be present during that time to answer applicant questions and provide further information about proposal submission.

If you have a community-based project or idea, come on out and meet some members of the Toledo SOUP team! They’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Manhattan’s Restaurant is located at 1516 Adams St. in downtown Toledo. Can’t make it? Check out the online proposal form here.

4th Toledo SOUP Announces Open Submissions

The 4th Toledo SOUP is now accepting submissions for those interested in presenting their business idea, service or project aimed at improving Toledo and its neighboring communities. Prospective presenters have until mid-February to submit their proposals for our winter event. The 4th SOUP event will be held on March 9, 2014, with time and place TBD.

Toledo SOUP is a crowd-funding opportunity that awards micro-grants to owners of small ideas with big community impact. If you have an idea for a community project, service, or business that could benefit from a $500-$1000 microloan, Toledo SOUP can help! Past recipients include Maxwell Austin of Glass City Pedicabs, Audrey Johnson of Art Around Town, and Genevieve Abalos of Art of Hope.

Submit your Toledo SOUP idea today through our website. If you have any additional questions, just email us at toledosoup@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

 

Toledo SOUP- 3rd Course Event Details

What: Toledo SOUP- 3rd Course Event!

When: Sunday, September 8th

Time: 5-9 p.m.

Details: Toledo SOUP is back for its third course of crowd-funded community projects. Please join us on Sunday, September 8th, from 5-9 p.m. at Toledo School for the Arts, located at 333 14th Street #4 in Uptown Toledo.

You’ll hear from five new presenters, including Genevieve Abalos (The Art of Hope), Ben Cohen (The Macelwane Park Basketball Court Project), Aimee Reid (Children’s Theatre Workshop), Rachel Richardson (Art Corner Toledo) and Jamie Sampson (ADJ-ective New Music). Visit the Toledo SOUP Facebook page to learn more about these presenters. The public will decide which proposal will benefit from SOUP’s crowd-funding assistance.

So how does SOUP work? First you come to the event and donate $5 at the door ($1 for children ages 12 and under). Then eat a simple meal of soup, salad and bread while you listen to ideas for new community projects. Finally, vote for your favorite project. The top vote-getter will be awarded all the funds collected at the door.

If you plan to attend the 3rd course of Toledo SOUP, please RSVP for the event on Facebook so we can get a general headcount.

New this year, check An Afternoon With Art, An Evening With Soup. Prior to the SOUP event, Maxwell Austin of Glass City Pedicabs is hosting an art fair and bake sale from noon-5 p.m. outside of Toledo School for the Arts. For additional information, including artist inquiries, contact glasscitypedicabs@gmail.com or call 419-309-3780.

Toledo SOUP is always seeking volunteers, donors, and support in the form of goods (plates, napkins, utensils). With questions, comments, media inquiries, to donate, volunteer, or to become a Toledo SOUP sponsor, please email us at ToledoSOUP@gmail.com.

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Deadline Extended For 3rd Toledo SOUP

If you have been procrastinating on your amazing community idea, you’re in luck. The Toledo SOUP committee has extended the deadline for proposals for the 3rd Course of Toledo SOUP to Monday, August 5th at 5 p.m.

We are looking for thoughtful but brief explanations about your projects. Proposals can be submitted through the Toledo SOUP website. Just click on the Submit a Proposal tab to get started.

If you have any questions about proposal criteria or how to submit, please email us at toledosoup@gmail.com.

The Scoop on the 3rd Soup

We’re pleased to announce that the third rendition of Toledo SOUP will take place Sunday, September 8th at Toledo School for the Arts from 5-9 p.m. Toledo SOUP is now accepting submissions from anyone interested in presenting their community project or business idea at the September event.

Toledo SOUP is a crowd-funding opportunity for community members to contribute or enact small-dollar projects to positively impact the Toledo area community. Past Toledo SOUP events have benefited Art Around Town—creative and educational art activities for area youth; and Glass City Pedicabs—Toledo’s first 100% green transportation company. If your community-minded idea could benefit from a $500-$1000 micro grant, we encourage you to submit a proposal.

Submissions are open from now until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31st. That means you have a full two weeks to develop your ideas. Should you have additional questions about the submission process, email us at toledosoup@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

The location for the next Toledo SOUP event

The location for the next Toledo SOUP event has been determined! It will be held at My Brother’s Place, which is at 316 Adams (near the corner of Summit, next to Trinity Episcopal church.) Look for an A-frame sign on the sidewalk when you get there to guide you to the entrance.

The date and time are still September 23rd, 2012 at 5:00.  If you have a project or idea to present to Toledo SOUP, you can submit a proposal using our online form, but you’d better hurry! We will be accepting proposal submissions for the next event until TODAY, September 9th, at 11:59 PM.

Update: The submission deadline for the next event expired at midnight yesterday. Our sincere apologies for any confusion, and please feel free to submit a proposal for our next event!

New Date for the Second Toledo SOUP!

The next Toledo SOUP event will be September 23rd, 2012 at 5:30 5:00. The location is TBD, and will be announced here in the next few days. Please save the date!

If you have a project or idea to present to Toledo SOUP, you can submit a proposal using our online form. We will be accepting proposal submissions for the next event until September 9th at 11:59 PM.


Update: The start of the event was moved up to 5:00.