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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What's at the Market: Saturday, April 17, 2021

Submitted 04-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

The days are getting longer, and the market stalls are filling up! Stop by this weekend and shop from over 45 vendors for the best fare and handmade products in town.


What's at the Market: Saturday, April 10, 2021

Submitted 04-09-2021 under NONPROFITS

Join us this weekend for some good food and fresh spring air. No matter the weather, the sun is always shining at the Market!


Pivot Through Adversity and Join The Salvation Army of Kent County's Virtual Red Shield Event on April 14.

Submitted 04-07-2021 under NONPROFITS

Join The Salvation Army of Kent County from the comfort of your own couch and spend the evening being inspired. The Salvation Army’s seventh annual Red Shield Event is going virtual this year for the first time and the community is invited to attend on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m.


What's at the Market: Saturday, April 3, 2021

Submitted 04-02-2021 under NONPROFITS

Well hello April! It’s looking like it will be another gorgeous weekend here in Grand Rapids, so get outside and come support local farm, food businesses and artisans at the Market!


Building Connection, Sharing Stories, and Measuring It

Submitted 04-01-2021 under NONPROFITS

At the intersection of neighboring, sociology, and community art, Dwelling Place tests a new way to unlock data that foster stronger communities


What's at the Market: Saturday, March 27, 2021

Submitted 03-26-2021 under NONPROFITS

Only ONE month left to shop during Second Season! Head down to the Market this weekend and shop from over 45 vendors tomorrow and show them your support!


The Next Right Thing: Board Member John Harrington and His Commitment

Submitted 03-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

Board Member John Harrington reflects on his personal recovery journey and what sets Guiding Light's program apart.


Avenue's Annual Arts Conference Holds Final Session This Thursday

Submitted 03-22-2021 under NONPROFITS

Break It Down | Make It Better holds "State of the Art: GR" panel discussion on March 25 to reflect the present and future of art in Grand Rapids


What's at the Market: Saturday, March 20, 2021

Submitted 03-19-2021 under NONPROFITS

Come celebrate the first day of Spring at the Farmers Market and shop from over 40 vendors!