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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Builders Exchange of Michigan's 64th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan will host its 64th Bart Austhof Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program on Monday, Aug. 31. The annual event features a new location with two 18-hole courses.

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In Season Report: July 25, 2020

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

Experience the joy of an early Saturday morning at the market! Get out tomorrow to enjoy the gorgeous weather and take home some delicious local food.

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John Lewis joined other religious leaders in the call for justice

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

The death of civil rights leader John Lewis reminds us of the events of 1965 in Selma and the religious leaders who were involved. Jon Meacham shares his reflections.

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Virtual Heartside Walking Tours make Local History Fun and Accessible

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

The collaborative online series has taken tours to a whole new level by exploring Heartside history in the era of social distancing

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West Michigan native gives COVID-19 advice and insights

Submitted 07-19-2020 under NONPROFITS

Holland-born Ambasador (ret.) Bill Garvelink gives counsel on COVID-19 based on global experiences

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In Season Report: July 17, 2020

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

It’s going to be another HOT weekend and were not just talking about the weather! Come out tomorrow to soak up some vitamin D + shop for all your local food needs.

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An approach to Israel-Palestine understanding

Submitted 07-17-2020 under NONPROFITS

Memories of Seymour Padnos leads to an Israeli writer, Yossi Halevi whose book, “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor” seeks to bring people together by listening and seeking to understand their differing and even conflicting stories.

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Announces August 1 Reopening

Submitted 07-16-2020 under NONPROFITS

Phased reopening includes new visitor guidelines such as online ticketing, required face coverings, and social distancing.

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Call for Board Members of the Heartside Downtown Neighborhood Association

Submitted 07-15-2020 under NONPROFITS

“By taking a leadership role, you have the power to discuss issues and create improvements...Collaborating on issues or events can be a great bridge for our community.”

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Alt City Beverage Company to Open at Downtown Market

Submitted 07-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

Beverage company started in Downtown Market Incubator Kitchen graduating to Market Hall

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