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: 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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


A Furious Finish to The Salvation Army Golden Kettle Contest

Submitted 12-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Kentwood City Rotary Club has won The Salvation Army's Golden Kettle Award for 2020. The service club was able to raise enough support for The Army over the last few days prior to Christmas Eve to narrowly claim first place from the Pilots for Christ.


In race to create a COVID-19 vaccine, there is no fast track for approval

Submitted 12-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

Metro Health - University of Michigan Health's Chief Population Health Officer talks about his confidence in COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness.


Rescue Christmas Updates: Service Clubs near conclusion of Golden Kettle Contest

Submitted 12-21-2020 under NONPROFITS

The final few days are upon The Salvation Army's Golden Kettle contest. Who will win? The Pilots for Christ maintain a solid lead, but changes in the standings are still possible.