Bozeman SOUP Inspires Community Members to Dream Big

January 18, 2016

Posted By: Shaunescy

Local youth are encouraged to apply online by March 17th to present their ideas to make the community a better place at upcoming SOUP for Shorties Event on April 14th.

The Bozeman SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting innovative projects that benefit the Bozeman community. With a small donation of $15 at the door for adults and $10 for students and youth – soup, bread and a vote are provided. Participants will listen to four short presentations from youth ranging from art, environment, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology, etc. that create a positive impact in the local community. After all the presentations are complete, participants grab a bowl of delicious soup and bread and discuss their favorite idea with other community members. When the night nears to a close, participants vote for their favorite idea. All votes are then counted and whoever has the most votes takes home all the money from the door to fund their idea.

“At the Bozeman Area Community Foundation, we believe that anyone can be a philanthropist by giving of their time, talents or treasures to their community. The Bozeman SOUP event is a great way to inspire and engage our community in giving back by harnessing their innovative ideas to create community change. We can’t wait to hear what ideas will be shared. We are thrilled to partner with The Baxter to make this event a reality,” said Bridget Wilkinson, Executive Director for the Bozeman Area Community Foundation.

Presenters can be an individual or a team with a great idea. All community members of all ages are encouraged to submit their innovative idea by filling out a short proposal at by March 17th at midnight. All applications will then be reviewed by a committee and four community members will be selected to present their idea during the event on April 14th. All presenters will receive training on how to give their short presentation.

For more information about the Bozeman SOUP event, contact Bridget Wilkinson at 406-587-6262, or go to to learn more.

More from Montana Parent

Thank You to Our Sponsors