SOUP to host in-person event – 8/26/2021

Fort Wayne SOUP

Submissions are now being accepted for the 1st in-person Fort Wayne SOUP event since early 2020.

Fort Wayne SOUP to host 1st in-person event of 2021 on August 26th
Proposal Submission Deadline, July 29, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the 1st in-person Fort Wayne SOUP event since early 2020. The event will take place August 26th at the organization’s new venue, Wunderkammer Company. Community members with ideas to improve or positively impact our region are encouraged to submit ideas for consideration. Ideas may be submitted through the website,, until July 29.

“We are incredibly excited to be able to post in-person events again,” said Amber Bouthot, Fort Wayne SOUP Executive Director. “The response to our virtual events held over the last 18 months was extremely positive, but part of what makes SOUP so unique is the community building aspect that comes from meeting face to face.”

Tickets are now on sale for the event, as well. Individuals interested in attending the event and casting a vote for their favorite idea, and enjoy a light meal may now reserve tickets on Eventbrite. Tickets are $5. All proceeds, as well as matching funds from sponsors, will be awarded to the pitch receiving the most votes.

What: Fort Wayne SOUP pitch event
When: Thursday, August 26, 2021; doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm
Where: Wunderkammer Company, 3402 Fairfield Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Fort Wayne Soup is micro-grant community event that uses crowd funding to help launch creative projects aimed to enhance Fort Wayne. At each SOUP event attendees hear 4 presentations on projects ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. To date, Fort Wayne SOUP has donated over $24,000 to a variety of projects that have positively impacted our community. All ages are welcome to attend and submit proposals.


About SOUP
Founded in 2017, Fort Wayne SOUP hosts micro-grant events that foster community and raise funds for creative projects that enhance Fort Wayne living. The public is encouraged to attend Fort Wayne SOUP events, as well as submit proposals that they wish to present. Proposals should have an underlying mission of improving the community of Fort Wayne and may be submitted for the upcoming events online at A minimum of $5 donation is encouraged. The winner receives all the proceeds raised through ticket sales. Proceeds go towards making the winning pitch a reality.

Why SOUP Events Matter
Investing in our community is crucial for it to grow and thrive. Fort Wayne SOUP focuses on empowering those within our community who are looking to improve our city. Through crowdfunding, community support, and funds to make ideas come true, we can improve our community together. We believe that by empowering residents to invest in their own community, we can create jobs, relationships and networks, promote action and change, foster critical dialogue, instill Fort Wayne pride, and encourage a deeper understanding of democracy.

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