Last year, the Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon and its charity runners contributed over $100,000 to local, state and national nonprofit organizations. We believe in giving back to the community that has allowed us the opportunity to host this great event, and with your help we can beat last year’s record! We’ve teamed up with Crowdrise to utilize their free and easy online fundraising software. We invite nonprofit organizations to use this event to raise necessary funds for their organizations and we encourage individual runners to run for their favorite charity or donate to one of our charity partners listed below. If you are interested in raising money for charity as an individual or work for a nonprofit organization that is interested in becoming a 2014 Charity Partner, please contact Jenifer Butz for more information and the 2014 Charity Partner application. The Grand Rapids Marathon supports local charities with a strong community presence. Below is a list of organizations we are currently supporting. To make a donation, or join a charity fundraising team, click on their logo for more information.