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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Dana Friis-Hansen, GRAM Director and CEO, to Step Away from Leadership Role on January 1, 2023

Submitted 01-07-2022 under NONPROFITS

GRAM Board of Trustees to start search process for his successor


St. Cecilia Music Center Presents the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Thursday, January 27, 2022, performing their second concert of the 2021-2022 Season featuring music by Brahms, Mahler, Dvorak, and Franck

Submitted 01-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center brings world-class Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (SCMC) to Grand Rapids for their second concert of the season, entitled Romantic Perspectives, featuring music by Brahms, Mahler, Dvorak, and Franck and performed by six exquisite Chamber Music Society musicians.


St. Cecilia Music Center launches this season's Spectacular Jazz Series featuring award-winning, GRAMMY Nominated Artist Saxophonist Joshua Redman on January 20, 2022

Submitted 01-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

With three concerts in the Jazz Series – the Joshua Redman Trio on January 20, Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap on March 10, and Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra on April 14 – SCMC brings a new year of stellar jazz to West Michigan featuring international jazz greats.


Grab and Go Meals at Guiding Light

Submitted 01-05-2022 under NONPROFITS

Having the opportunity to help anyone and everyone in need throughout Heartside to get hot meals and warm clothing is something all of us at Guiding Light take great pride and joy in being able to orchestrate.


"Guiding Light Doesn't Cure You, It Changes Your Thinking:" DJ's Journey in Recovery

Submitted 01-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

It got so bad that DJ used to shrug off his vomiting sessions as simply a way to make room for his next bottle of booze. “We’re talking horrible mornings,” he recalls. “So bad I couldn’t get out of bed. There’s a reason they call alcohol a spirit – because it can becomes your higher power.”


What's at the Market: Saturday, December 18, 2021

Submitted 12-17-2021 under NONPROFITS

Swing by the LAST Market of 2021 and grab everything you need for roasting, toasting, and hosting this holiday season!


Bell-ringing Volunteers... Who Are They?

Submitted 12-14-2021 under NONPROFITS

New bell-ringing volunteers have come to help The Salvation Army this year, as the Red Kettle campaign starts to near the end. The Golden Kettle competition will be determined in the next ten days.


What's at the Market: Saturday, December 11, 2021

Submitted 12-10-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Holidays are right around the corner and the Market is your go-to one stop shop for all your festive needs!


Reminder to sign up for Christmas Assistance from The Salvation Army

Submitted 12-07-2021 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army looks to reach all who need Christmas assistance this year. Deadline for signing up has been extended to December 9.


The Golden Kettle Competition Heats Up.

Submitted 12-06-2021 under NONPROFITS

The competition for the "Golden Kettle Award" between service clubs is heating up as this coming weekend looks to bring out more volunteer groups.