The Bozeman Area Community Foundation and The Baxter will host the Bozeman SOUP event on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. This "microgranting dinner" will feature four community members and their innovative ideas to make Bozeman a better place to live.

Throughout the evening there will be four, four-minute presentations ranging from art to urban agriculture to social justice, education, and technology. Presenters will then field four questions from the diners.

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 the money from the door (adults will be asked to make a $15 donation at the door, $10 for students and youth)

The Bozeman SOUP event is a great way to engage and inspire the community in giving back by harnessing their innovative ideas and use them to create community change. Bozeman SOUP is based on a community project called Detroit SOUP which was founded in Detroit. For more information about the history of Detroit SOUP, visit

For more information about Bozeman SOUP or to submit a project (proposals are due January 26), email

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