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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Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence 3-Day Screenwriting Workshop and Interactive Writing Exhibition debuts in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

Branch Out Productions and GR-Media Initiative/Film Incubator are hosting a 3-day workshop challenge for 5 writers, who will be coached in how to use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to produce a full screenplay in 3 days. July 23 at 6 pm the public can see the results and participate in a groupwrite.


Free Summer Concerts Return to Downtown: GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM

Submitted 07-12-2023 under NONPROFITS

Free outdoor concerts on the Grand Rapids Art Museum Terrace happening July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10


League of Women Voters holds reception for inaugural GoVote Poster Contest winners

Submitted 06-20-2023 under NONPROFITS

A reception and month’s long exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum celebrate the work of Kent County high school students


Demystifying Permanent Supportive Housing

Submitted 06-14-2023 under NONPROFITS

How Permanent Supportive Housing Helps Vulnerable People Live and Thrive in the Community


Providing a Fresh Start for Women and Children

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Rotary Club of Kentwood partners with Daffodil Ministries to help give five families a fresh start.


1500 Kent County Families Receive Learning Kits

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Nonprofit creates learning kits to help children in Kent County increase their literacy levels and prepare them for kindergarten.


Grand Rapids Pride Festival to Celebrate its 35th Year This Weekend

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Jazz McKinney, the Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center, joins Phil Tower in the WYCE studio ahead of the 2023 Grand Rapids Pride Festival


"Enrich, Inspire, & Enable": Curtains to Rise for #BAM Talent's Production of American Son Next Week

Submitted 06-08-2023 under NONPROFITS

As local nonprofit #BAM Talent gears up for its production of American Son at Wealthy Theatre, I sat down with Darius Colquitt (Producing Artistic Director, Founder & CEO) to learn more about the organization and its mission.


City Connection: AJ Hills, Business Developer with the City of Grand Rapids, to Join Phil Tower in the GRTV Studio

Submitted 06-07-2023 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, June 12


Filmmaker Spotlight: Erik Howard (Open Projector Night)

Submitted 06-02-2023 under NONPROFITS

Erik Howard talks about process and inspiration behind his film 'Farewell Tour' that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.