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Show Lansing some love on February 21 ❤️

On February 21 we’re inviting South Lansing Ministries back and introducing you all to Love In Deed. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

South Lansing Ministries (SLM) is a branch of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We serve over 300 individuals per month. We also host a personal needs closet where people in need can grab items like toilet paper, toothpaste, and deodorant, as well as a computer bank that people can use to apply for benefits or search for employment.

Love In Deed supports Michigan’s foster children by providing clothing, shoes, and other items that are essential for daily living at no cost to the foster families. They desire that each foster placement be successful.

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on March 21st (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

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Mmm, hot soup on January 17 🥣

On January 17 we have two great presenters: Crabbe Law Services and South Lansing Ministries. Each presenter will talk about their project. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

Crabbe Law Services is a non-profit law firm that provides legal services to clients whose household income is between 125% and 300% of the Federal Poverty Level at a reduced cost.

South Lansing Ministries (SLM) is a branch of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. We serve over 300 individuals per month. We also host a personal needs closet where people in need can grab items like toilet paper, toothpaste, and deodorant, as well as a computer bank that people can use to apply for benefits or search for employment.

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on December 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

November 15 — warm up with soup and support

On November 15 we have two important projects to show you: The Fledge’s Coding Club and Building Twentyone’s fire restoration. Each presenter will talk about their project. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

About the Presenters

The Fledge is an inclusive space that melds technology, art, and entrepreneurship. They host a free, family-and-all-ages-friendly Coding Club for anyone who wants to learn how to code or help others learn. They are building a library of code and circuit designs for ‘internet of things’ devices to keep pace with the growth of their club. Any budget will be dedicated to Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and sensors.

Building Twentyone helps teenagers develop positive habits and values by giving them a safe, constructive place to drop in after school. They offer tutoring, a large space for safe party alternatives, workspaces for homework and projects, and the only indoor skate park within 75 miles of Lansing, Michigan. On October 14, their building burned down and now they’re looking to rebuild.

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on December 20 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

Tailgate potluck this Thursday, tell your friends!

This month we’re hosting a tailgate-themed potluck. Bring your favorite tailgating dish. Wear something to represent your favorite sports team if you want, too!

Each presenter will talk about their project. $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!

And like any tailgate event, make sure to invite some friends. 😉

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on November 15 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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

Come celebrate our birthday on September 20! 🎂

Can you believe this month is our 5th anniversary?! 😱 To celebrate, we’re inviting back three of our favorite Soup Grant presenters from the past year. We’ll bring cake, too!

Each presenter will talk about their project. $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 will provide a FREE meal of an array of delicious, homemade soups, salad, and bread! There are always vegan and vegetarian options available, too.

Attendees should bring a bowl and spoon for soup and a friend or two!

Important Details

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

Remember to bring a $5 recommended donation to support your favorite community-building project at our event. This is the most important part for our presenters!

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

Next month,  SoupGrant is on October 18 (the 3rd Thursday of the month). We hope to see you at that one, too!

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!

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!