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RocSOUP is a grassroots effort to fund small, creative projects or new business ideas that are intended to improve the community. 

RocSOUP Recipe  
  • a grassroots collaboration ​​
  • a public dinner
  • a way for neighbors to connect around positive goals
  • a democratic experiment in micro-funding
  • a forum for important and necessary discussion & networking
  • an opportunity to support creative people in Rochester, NY

Do you have ideas for small projects that would improve your neighborhood?

Do you need start up funds ($500-$800)?

  Are you already operating a community project that could benefit from additional funds
that would make a significant difference?

RocSOUP may be an option for you!!

Start by completing and submitting a very simple application for our next event on  Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 4 p,m. to 7 p.m. at Phillis Wheatley Library, 33 McCree Way.   Application DEADLINE is March 31, 2017.   All applications will be reviewed and four (4) "Presenters" will be selected to share their visions with community members (you are encouraged to invite your supporters!) who will pay a nominal fee for dinner, which entitles them to vote for their favorite project. 

ALL THE PROCEEDS FROM THE DINNER WILL GO TO THE PRESENTER  who obtains the most community votes; in addition to the dinner proceeds, we are also able to offer a dollar-for-dollar "match" thanks to the Joan Rothenberg Family Foundation.

Note:  A "Pre-RocSOUP" event will take place 2-3 weeks prior to the event to assist presenters in fine-tuning their presentations and to offer other applicants valuable skills for future presentation opportunities.
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RocSOUP Application