project leader
Joshua M
2403 W McMicken Ave
(Fairview - CUF)
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the project

I want to establish a regularly occurring Open Door Dinner to build community, connection and conversation. The focus of the supper events is creating a welcoming space for a wide spectrum of individuals with different stories, interests and backgrounds to co-mingle and create new connections. Initial invitees will be encouraged to bring an acquaintance that they’d like to know more about or connect to a broader community. Repeat attendance will always be encouraged to foster a growing, interconnected community.


The dinners will span a consistent window of time (eg. Sundays~5-8pm) with food provided at no cost to the guests.  Meals will be designed to scale easily and economically based on the attendance any given day.

the steps

September-October: Fundraise for Dinners

October-November: Plan meals, promote the event and design conversation starter materials & connection guides.

Mid-November 2022 through April 2023: Initial run of FREE dinner events to connect and foster community. LET’S. GO!

why we're doing it

After nearly three years of living with Covid, many of our social connections have been fractured. I've always experienced deep connections with others when gathered around a table sharing a delicious prepared meal. Our hope is that these regularly-occurring FREE dinners, prepared by chefs and home cooks will build community, build connections and create something new and beautiful. 



  Normal Fees
TOTAL RAISED = $3,100.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $155.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $54.15
  • Reusable Serveware: Donated
  • Reusable Utensils - $190.85
  • Labor - $1300
  • Food cost - ≈$1500



  • Reusable Serveware - $450
  • Reusable Utensils - $100
  • Labor - $2200
  • Food cost - ≈$5500

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $445
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.  



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