Community Funded Agriculture Project, Jan. 30

January 12, 2019, 11:36 AM HST · Updated January 11, 11:39 AM

HI SOUP, a community-project funding organization, is partnering with the Mālamalama Maui Project to fund one of three community agriculture projects on Maui.

The event will be held at Heritage Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.

A $15 entry fee includes soup, bread, and a single vote to fund one of three Maui community projects. Over the course of the event, participants enjoy soup and listen to three short pitches on projects or organizations creating community benefit throughout Maui. $12 of the $15 is funneled into a community chest – which is then awarded to one of three community projects showcased. The remaining portion of the donation ($3) is given to the local chef of the evening.

An example of soup offered at HI SOUP’s event on Jan. 30 to help fund one of three proposed Maui community agricultural projects. PC: HI SOUP.

At the end of the dinner, participants vote on which project they wish to fund. The project with the majority of votes is awarded the community chest. In the past, project recipients have received micro-grants ranging from $500 to $1200 dollars.


The three proposed project ideas revolve around community farming on Maui. Over the last two years, the Mālamalama Project has identified three local projects that provide agricultural solutions to the Maui community in the transition of Central Valley farmlands. The three projects will pitch to community members at Maui SOUP to spark awareness of local solutions, gain support from the community and encourage residents to be proactive as the Central Valley redevelops.

HI SOUP is a micro-granting dinner to celebrate, support, empower, and fund creative projects that benefit local communities throughout Hawaiʻi since 2014.

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