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.

To publish on behalf of your organization, sign up here for an NPO account and gain access to The Rapidian's NPO self-publishing tools.

Register Here


"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...


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


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.


Chandler Appointed Salvation Army of Kent County Board Chair

Submitted 10-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army Grand Rapids Advisory Board has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Veneese V. Chandler (Dr. V.) as their new Chair.



Submitted 10-06-2022 under NONPROFITS

This week, The Salvation Army started their annual Christmas giving Angel Tree program, providing gifts, toys, clothing, and food for families during the holiday season. The application registration period opened in Kent County Saturday October 1st and runs through December 3rd.


St. Cecilia Music Center Launches New 2022 - 2023 Season on October 13, 2022 with Jazz Series Duo - Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and Percussionist, Drummer, Singer Pedrito Martinez

Submitted 10-03-2022 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) launches New Season Jazz Series with Cuban artists pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and percussionist, drummer and singer Pedrito Martinez.


Meet Johannah Jelks: GRTV's Marketing Manager ("The Rebranding of GRTV")

Submitted 09-30-2022 under NONPROFITS

GRTV welcomes Johannah Jelks as its new Marketing Manager


City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Brandon Davis of the Office of Oversight and Public Accountability

Submitted 09-30-2022 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's channel 24 and on Facebook at 4:00pm on Monday, October 3


Family Futures provides Pack n' Plays and car seats to families in need

Submitted 09-26-2022 under NONPROFITS

Family Futures is providing Pack n’ Plays and car seats to eligible families in Kent County to wrap up National Baby Safety Month. Parents and caregivers enrolled in Medicaid automatically qualify, but those at certain income levels without Medicaid can still qualify.


Comprehensive Therapy Center announces new Interim Executive Director

Submitted 09-20-2022 under NONPROFITS

Comprehensive Therapy Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Sawyer as the Interim Executive Director.