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: November 21, 2020

Submitted 11-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

Skip the long lines at the grocery store and grab all your holiday meal needs this weekend at our open-air market!


In Season Report: November 14, 2020

Submitted 11-13-2020 under NONPROFITS

Thanksgiving is just TWO weeks away! Come down to the market and get all your holiday meal essentials. Shop from over 40 vendors this week offering a variety fresh local produce and food products!


Architecture Association Names 2020 Award Winners

Submitted 11-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated several Architects, Firms, Projects and individual Honorees during its 2020 Honor Awards Celebration Live Broadcast.


Empowering Home Ownership through Community Land Trusts

Submitted 11-10-2020 under NONPROFITS

New home-ownership model is launched, providing wealth-building potential to dozens of Kent County families


In Season Report: November 7, 2020

Submitted 11-06-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come down and enjoy the first day of Second Season Market! This time of year still provides a great variety of fresh local produce and food products.


Tom Finds Hope at Guiding Light

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

One of the most important commodities afforded to Guiding Light's clients is hope -- hope that they can and will find a way out of the darkness and into the light again.


Heartside Neighbors Take Aim at Self Care, Mental Health

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NONPROFITS

Muralists, neighborhood activists, and organizational partners recognize and react to the mental health concerns of downtown residents.


In Season Report: October 31, 2020

Submitted 10-30-2020 under NONPROFITS

Bundle up and come on down! It is the last day of Main Season and we are celebrating in COSTUME!


Community school coordinators ensure Wyoming families have the food they need

Submitted 10-30-2020 under NONPROFITS

Kids facing hunger are more likely to both struggle in school and experience health challenges. That's why three community school coordinators in Wyoming are fighting hunger through Mobile Food Pantries.


The Job Post Moves into New Office, Provides Easier Access, Free Parking for Job Seekers

Submitted 10-28-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Job Post, a full-service hiring firm, has moved into a new office at 401 Hall St. SW #425 to offer more convenient access to both job seekers and companies looking to hire them.