What is Natick Soup?

Mark your Calendars! First event scheduled for May 19th!

Tickets go on sale May 1st


Natick SOUP is:

  • a collaborative situation
  • a public dinner
  • a platform for connection
  • a safe space
  • a democratic experiment in micro-funding
  • a relational hub bringing together various creative communities
  • a forum for critical but accessible discussion
  • an opportunity to support creative people in and around Natick

Natick SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Natick. For a donation $10 attendees receive soup, salad, bread and a vote. Everyone hears from four presentations ranging from art, agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners come back to a future SOUP dinners to report their project’s progress.


Our Mission:

Natick SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust and fun.

Our Values:

We value community, creativity, collaboration, change, democracy, trust and fun.

Our Vision for the Future of SOUP:

With key partnerships and community leaders, we hope Natick SOUP will help evolve the way people engage their community. 

What We Want to Do:

  • Empower residents
  • Help create jobs
  • Allow people to establish new relationships and networks
  • Promote action and change
  • Foster critical dialogue
  • Instill community pride
  • Provide a deeper understanding of democracy