Category Archives: SoupGrant

SoupGrant Summer Series

Our next SoupGrant is on June 15, and it’s NOT at our usual location! This summer we’re taking SoupGrant on the road. For the next three months, SoupGrant Lansing will be hosted at different locations to make our microgrant fundraiser more accessible to people and projects around Lansing.

About our presenters

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Greater Michigan MDA Summer Camp is a magical weeklong camp for children ages 6 – 17, who have been diagnosed with one of the
43 neuromuscular diseases that MDA treats and researches. There is no fee to attend MDA Summer Camp. Whether on the beach, where plywood is laid and ramps have been built, or at the petting zoo, or bonfire pit– camp offers a fun and safe outdoor experience. Accessible activities range from swimming, boating, adaptive sports, tree climbing, and horseback riding, to less physically demanding programs like arts and crafts, talent shows and casino night.

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The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) aims to teach building and construction skills to children in our community. Through workshop experiences, elementary-aged children will benefit from an interactive environment that allows them to broaden their knowledge base through problem solving, imagination, self-expression,
and social and emotional growth.

June 15 – Delta Township Library

Delta Township District Library
5130 Davenport Drive
Lansing, MI 48917
(Google Map)

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on July 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Join us this Thursday, May 18!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup?

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are Capital Area Local First and Joshua’s Place!

About our presenters

Capital Area Local First educates the community about the benefits of locally owned independent businesses, and to nurture relationships among locally owned businesses. Thinking local first helps employ local people, create unique places to shop and play, and protect the environment.

Joshua’s Place is a home for men with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. Residents are given the freedom to care for themselves when they are able to do so safely and trained staff is always available to provide assistance when needed.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on June 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6:30 – Doors open
7:15 – Proposals
7:45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Come see us on April 20!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup?

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are the Olivia Kay Foundation and the Summer Technology Camp!

About our presenters

Olivia Kay Foundation is a non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life for children with severe multiple impairments. Next week, they are hoping to win the SoupGrant to make more pillows for children who are ill to make them more comfortable at the hospital or home.

Summer Technology Camp provides a 4-day camp for Latino and indigenous middle school girls in the Lansing area to learn about technology. They are hoping to win SoupGrant to purchase refurbished iPod touches for the girls to use during the camp to learn coding, information literacy, and experiment with art/music apps.

About SoupGrant

Grace Lutheran Church
528 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Lansing, Michigan 48915

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a SoupGrant!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on April 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6.30 – Doors open
7.15 – Proposals
7.45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Our next SoupGrant is March 16!

Want to help transform the Lansing community with a single bowl of soup?

Every month we invite two different groups to share what they are doing in and around Lansing. Our presenters this month are Sisters in Need of Healing (S.I.N.O.H) and the Tri-County Office on Aging- Emergency Response System!

$5 at the door gives you a vote for the project of your choice. At the end of the night, the project with the most votes takes home the money as a “SoupGrant”!

You don’t just get a vote, we also feed you! Prepare yourself for an array of delicious, homemade soups that our soup chef, Terry, has in store for you! (Did we mention the soup is FREE?) There are always vegetarian and vegan options available, too.

Our next SoupGrant is on March 16 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). Bring a bowl and spoon for soup – and a friend or two!

6.30 – Doors open
7.15 – Proposals
7.45 – Winner announced/SoupGrant awarded

Interested in sharing your community-building idea with us? Apply here!

Come see us tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow night for our scary-good October event! We’ll be hearing from two fabulous presenters: DreamWorld Studios and Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Here’s a little more about them:

DreamWorld Studios

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DreamWorld Studios is a Lansing-based nonprofit that aims to provide underserved youth with professional instruction in fine and performing arts. They reach out to the community with fine arts college prep, open mic night fundraisers, and even morning dance parties! Tomorrow, they’re joining us to celebrate National Arts and Humanities month and teach us more about the positive impact of arts education. To learn more about DreamWorld Studios, visit their Facebook.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy is joining us for a second month. This after-school program teaches local high school students about entrepreneurship. YEA! students conduct research and pitch ideas to investors to launch their own companies. This month’s grant would help YEA! cover student registration fees and turn more students into successful entrepreneurs. For more info on Young Entrepreneurs Academy, check out their website!

We hope you’ll come out and support these two fantastic causes. No matter the outcome, it’s sure to be a good time – with lots of delicious soup! See you soon!

Come meet our September presenters!

Fall is here, and we’re getting ready to kick off our fourth season here at SoupGrant! We can’t wait to meet our presenters on Thursday, but before we hear from them, here’s a brief intro to their work in the Lansing community.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an after-school program whose aim is to transform local high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Students generate ideas, conduct research, write plans, and pitch to investors to launch their own companies. If YEA! wins this month’s grant, they’ll put the funds toward student registration fees. For more info on YEA!, check out their website.

Lettuce Live Well

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We heard from Lettuce Live Well in June, and they’re back to compete again. Lettuce believes that nutrition education should be free and accessible for all people. They run guided supermarket tours and one-on-on nutrition coaching to make Lansing a healthier city. This month’s grant would help Lettuce fund their grocery store tours and give resources directly back to the community. To learn more about Lettuce Live Well, visit their site here.

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday at 6:30! Don’t forget your bowl and spoon!