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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Filmmaker Spotlight: Lindsey Normington (Open Projector Night Winner)

Submitted 01-11-2023 under NONPROFITS

Lindsey Normington talks about process and inspiration behind her film that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Artists back to the Royce Auditorium Stage on January 19th performing a program called "Magical Schubert", featuring three works by the prolific composer Franz Schubert

Submitted 01-07-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) in Grand Rapids will bring Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center musicians back for their second concert of the season on January 19, 2023.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by John Gorney, Director of GR Department of Public Works

Submitted 01-04-2023 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, January 9

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by David Marquardt, Director of GR Parks and Recreation

Submitted 12-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, December 5

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"I'd Rather Not Have a Dad" Chaz's Rock Bottom and Redemption at Guiding Light

Submitted 12-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Chaz’s rock bottom was a message from his 13-year-old son. “My son would say I was like a rollercoaster ride, up-and-down and in-and-out,” the veteran and recovering cocaine addict said. “My oldest son asked, ‘are you gonna be in or out?"

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Annual Grand Rapids Griffins Red Kettle Game December 2nd

Submitted 11-29-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army’s annual “Red Kettle Game” with the Grand Rapids Griffins is Friday December 2nd. All net proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army in Kent County.

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UICA's Holiday Artists Market Returns to Downtown Grand Rapids

Submitted 11-17-2022 under NONPROFITS

Shop for handmade gifts and support regional artists at the 32nd Annual Holiday Artists Market on Saturday, Dec. 3, 10am-4pm.

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"Guiding Light is Different Because They Live It"

Submitted 11-14-2022 under NONPROFITS

Years of addiction brought Tyler nothing but overdoses, suicide attempts, and hopelessness. At the end of his rope he decided to try something different...

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by Kate Berens, Deputy City Manager

Submitted 11-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, November 7

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Online survey connects Kent County parents to resources

Submitted 10-13-2022 under NONPROFITS

Eighteen organizations partner together to provide home visiting support to local families.

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