Toledo SOUP: Halloween Helping – October 26th

Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the fall edition of Toledo SOUP.  Proposals should focus on community-minded projects, including social causes, nonprofits, start-up businesses, and one-off art projects or urban farming projects. Proposals should be brief but descriptive in how they define both the financial needs to complete the project and the community benefit of your project being funded.

The submission deadline for this round of Toledo SOUP is Wednesday, October 1 at 11:59pm. All proposals received after that deadline will be automatically included in the next quarterly soup event (winter 2015). All submitted proposals received before the deadline will be reviewed by a panel of guest judges. These judges will select a Top 3 from the pool who will present at the SOUP meal event on October 26th. All who submit will be notified whether their proposal has been accepted or not by mid-October.

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Not sure what we’re looking for? Click here to view a sample proposal.


Save The Date!

The next Toledo SOUP meal event will take place on Sunday, October 26th from 4:30-7:30pm. This is the Sunday following the Zombie Bar Crawl on Adams Street. The event will be Halloween themed and will feature seasonally appropriate soups from guest chefs, a costume contest, a raffle, and an amazing opportunity to help change your community! Details coming soon.

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