Applications are now open for Summer SOUP!
Applications are now open for Summer SOUP!

Apply for the SOUP Grant

What do you have to lose?

Applications Window for Closes In:

Summer SOUP 15 Theme:

Neighborhood Revitalization

When a neighborhoods suffers neglect, the effects aren’t isolated. Reinvesting in Central Ohio’s neighborhoods, sparking growth, and improved community creates ripple effects for the entire city. Neighborhood revitalization provides a viable solution to the cycle of struggle making it impossible for many to achieve the American dream.

Columbus SOUP seeks to advance the causes for these communities and highlight their contributions to our city. We support projects that present experiential problem-solving methods, unique tools, and a collaborative environment that enables local residents and organizations to work together to solve the most complex problems.

We seek applicants and

Projects that promote:


Promoting efforts to promote a better society for future generations


Increasing understanding of concerns and propose solutions


Creating positive relationships between groups and identifying common messages


Building skills, knowledge, and confidence


Removing barriers so that people are better able to educate, influence, and benefit the community

Projects can include

but are not limited to:

The Arts

Culinary Arts, Dance, Digital Arts, Fine Art, Film, Music, Theater, Photography, Sculpture

Knowledge Building

Awareness Initatives, Cultural Promotion, Education, Employment Initatives, Nonprofit Social Enterprises


Community Gardnes, Electronics, Metal Working, Techology, Wood Working, Workshops

Summer SOUP 17 application window closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 24, 2017.

Selected applicants will be notified on July 27, 2017.

Competitive Projects

Competitive projects are those that clearly demonstrate a positive impact on Columbus and our community.

Grant Award

The grant award amount varies based on the number of people who attend the event and the amount donated by attendees at the door.


Entries will be selected at Columbus SOUP’s discretion based on the event theme. You will receive an email notice if you are selected.

Selected Applicants

Selected applicants must attend and make a presentation at the SOUP event to be eligible.

If selected, please be prepared to:

• Discuss your project for 5 minutes during the SOUP event, clearly describing how you would use the grant funds.

• Present a clear timeline for implementation and completion of the project.

• Share progress of your project at a future SOUP, if you win the SOUP grant.

Selected applicants are highly encouraged to attend a SOUP workshop which will occur prior to the event. This workshop will help prepare SOUP applicants to present their project at the event. The workshop date and time will be announced to selected applicants after they are selected.

Applications for Summer SOUP '17 SOUP are now open!

Questions? Contact us at info [at] columbussoup [dot] org! We're happy to help!