This coming Earth Day, April 22, 2017, Queens residents borough wide will have the opportunity to participate in the first ever Queens SOUP, a crowd-funded micro-granting community dinner, hosted by the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce (GFCC). Inspired by Detroit SOUP, the GFCC raised over $800 for Flushing based projects through the Greater Flushing SOUP in 2016– this spring the program is expanding to fund projects from all over the borough.
Learn more and apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/ccRaXrVUSFkSSRSP2
Application deadline– March 31, 2017
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about application criteria, matching funds, sponsorship opportunities, in-kind donations of food, volunteer opportunities, or community partnerships.
For a $5 donation, attendees gain access to a potluck dinner where they eat, learn, and vote for one of four projects they think will have the most significant effect on their community. At the end of SOUP ballots are counted, and the money collected at the door is awarded to the project with the most votes. SOUP acts as an unique networking event, connecting projects with potential community partners and volunteers regardless of whether or not they win the cash prize.