The Rapidian

Nonprofit Dispatches

This section of The Rapidian represents the amazing array of diverse non-profit organizations in West Michigan, groups that reveal the tapestry of arts, culture, service, faith and collaboration that defines our region. Read about opportunities to learn, grow, share and participate in the life of this community. The stories here are provided by our area's non-profit organizations.

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Honoring Resident Leadership with the Larry Bratschie Award

Submitted 01-20-2021 under NONPROFITS

Behind-the-scenes community work deserves recognition; the Larry Bratschie Award honors the dedication of those who pursue it.

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Kentwood Rotary Awarded the 2020 Golden Kettle

Submitted 01-19-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army Fulton Heights Citadel presented the 2020 Golden Kettle Award to the Kentwood Rotary Club. The vigorously contested trophy wasn't decided until the last day of the Red Kettle Campaign by less than thirty dollars!

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In Season Report: January 16, 2021

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NONPROFITS

Come to the Market this weekend and support the local food system by shopping with vendors who are dedicated to our community!

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The Salvation Army of Kent County Partners with iHeartMedia to Help Achieve Campaign Goal

Submitted 01-11-2021 under NONPROFITS

Help is still needed, as The Salvation Army in Kent County is nearing it's fund-raising goal, but is still 10% short of its goal of $1.3 million. This week, listen to iHeart radio stations in Grand Rapids and help The Salvation Army reach their goal.

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In Season Report: January 9, 2021

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NONPROFITS

Second Season has so much to offer, it would be a shame if you missed it! Come down this Saturday and see what your local vendors are bringing to the market!

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To end the pandemic, we need to make trust contagious

Submitted 01-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

Developing safe and highly effective vaccines for COVID-19 was a monumental scientific achievement. Now comes the hard part: convincing enough people to be vaccinated to bring the pandemic to an end.

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Guiding Light Welcomes Kyle Hinton to Board of Directors

Submitted 01-04-2021 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light welcomes Kyle Hinton, a licensed marriage and family therapist, to its board of directors.

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In Season Report: January 2, 2021

Submitted 01-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate than to shop from the freshest local fare in town? Come on down tomorrow and see what Second Season Market 2021 has to offer!

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Guiding Light Receives $20,000 Grant from SpartanNash Foundation

Submitted 12-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

For the third consecutive year, Guiding Light has received a $20,000 grant from the SpartanNash Foundation, which has provided a total of $70,000 to the nonprofit since 2016.

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