Get Involved

Every day Noorthoek Academy’s staff and board have the opportunity to witness your gift of life-long learning. Our goal is to empower the community to ensure that all adults with learning challenges and other intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to experience college, integrate into the mainstream, increase self-confidence and independence while making friends in an atmosphere of mutual respect and encouragement.

Unlike many educational organizations, Noorthoek Academy does not receive public funding. The Academy relies entirely on private gifts from individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to cover those costs not offset by tuition.

We are grateful and inspired by your gifts of life-long learning. We cannot do this work without you.

Donate Online

To make a gift to Noorthoek online click here.

Big Step Walk

To learn about opportunities to sponsor the Big Step Walk, click here or download our sponsorship form (PDF).

Donate by Mail

Mail back donation form (PDF)

Other Ways to Give

Noorthoek Academy Endowment Fund

Endowment support may be made as gifts of cash, bequests, securities and property, or life insurance. Managed under the umbrella of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, these funds will be invested to provide a reliable source of income for years to come.

United Way Donor Choice Program

When you, your friends or family support the Heart of West Michigan United Way Campaign- either individually or through your place of work- you may designate an amount of $50 or more to benefit Noorthoek Academy.


If you have questions, please contact Mary Ruth at 616.234.2130 or email maryruthscholz@grcc.edu. Your support is greatly appreciated.