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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In Season Report: October 17, 2020

Submitted 10-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

Put on your boots, grab your hat + mittens, and don’t forget an umbrella! It is going to be a chilly, and possibly wet Saturday, but that won’t keep us down. Join us for another wonderful weekend filled with fall food essentials!


Mathias J. Alten: An Enduring Legacy opens at GRAM Oct 24

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Art Museum highlights the legacy of painter Mathias J. Alten.


Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

As an initiative to increase voter engagement this season, local agencies partner up


The Salvation Army's mission to "Rescue Christmas"!

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Salvation Army is nearing the start of the annual Red Kettle Campaign. Also known as the Christmas Kettle Campaign, the Army's mission this year is to "Rescue Christmas". Volunteer sign ups for bell ringing is now available at


In Season Report: October 10, 2020

Submitted 10-09-2020 under NONPROFITS

Join us for another gorgeous autumn day at the market! Shop from over 50 local vendors offering a variety of in season produce, meat, eggs, cheese, breads and more.


Re-imagining Community Engagement in Heartside/Downtown

Submitted 10-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

“The key to success for neighbors having a high quality of life is getting people to connect”


Open for Registration: Hope Gain Network Receives Grant to Offer Work at Home Training

Submitted 10-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Hope Gain Network receives grant from The Pollination Project. The seed grant will fund training programs for people in need seeking work from home opportunities


In Season Report: October 3, 2020

Submitted 10-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

Happy October! Fall has been filling our stalls with gorgeous gourds, pumpkins and apples. Come out to the market tomorrow to check out this seasons’ bounty!


Builders Exchange of Michigan Donates More Than $24,000 to Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan raised $24,943 at its 64th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program.