Langley for Families Foundation Donates over $300,000 in Second Giving Cycle of 2022
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (September 19, 2022) – The Langley for Families Foundation (LFF) announced the grantees of its second giving cycle in 2022 – a total of $305,200 donated to 36 nonprofit organizations across the Greater Hampton Roads area.
All grant awards focus on the Foundation’s three core program areas – access to education; housing & human services; and healthcare. The Foundation’s mission is to make a difference in the lives of families in all of the communities Langley serves, with an emphasis on providing basic needs to those who need us most.
With inflation making the basic cost of living challenging for more and more families across the Hampton Roads community, this support will enable some of the most impactful nonprofit organizations in the communities that Langley Federal Credit Union serves to expand their capacity. In addition, the Langley for Families Foundation funded six new initiatives this grant cycle that are addressing issues exacerbated by the pandemic including the mental health crisis, third grade reading proficiency, senior isolation, domestic violence, and more.
The Bloom Mental Health Foundation (BMHF), an organization created by therapists who are working to combat the substantial waiting lists for mental health services across Hampton Roads practices, is one of the newly supported organizations. LFF’s support will enable BMHF to bring on more clinicians to accommodate the continued and growing need for services.
The Virginia Beach Talks – Early Education Innovation program is also an initiative LFF is supporting for the first time. With Virginia Beach experiencing declines in kindergarten readiness scores and in 3rd grade reading proficiency, particularly in economically disadvantaged students, the LENA (Language ENvironment Analysis) Start program provides students in need with an innovative “talk pedometer” which contains technology to provide actionable feedback on a child’s home language environment and development.
Funds are raised from the generosity of Langley members, employees, partners, and the Hampton Roads community. The significant funding distributed in this cycle was a result of the Foundation’s top two fundraising initiatives: the first being the success of the 2022 Charity Golf Classic which raised over $520,000 in gross profits, and the second being the combined proceeds of the monthly charitable cash raffles.
The Langley for Families Foundation will host a total of three giving cycles in 2022, with the deadline for applications for the final cycle of the year due on November 16.
Cycle 2 Grant Recipients:
|American Cancer Society||$10,000.00|
|Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads||$7,500.00|
|Bloom Mental Health Foundation||$5,000.00|
|Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation||$10,000.00|
|Chesapeake Humane Society||$5,000.00|
|Commonwealth Catholic Charities||$10,000.00|
|Dreams of Hope Foundation||$5,000.00|
|Eliza Hope Foundation||$12,000.00|
|Enduring Keys, Inc.||$5,000.00|
|Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia||$15,000.00|
|Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast||$5,000.00|
|Gloucester Housing Partnership, Inc.||$6,500.00|
|Here for the Girls||$1,200.00|
|Housing Development Corporation Of Hampton Roads||$10,000.00|
|LINK of Hampton Roads, Inc.||$10,000.00|
|Make-A-Wish Foundation Of Greater Virginia||$10,000.00|
|Primeplus Senior Centers (Norfolk Senior Center)||$5,000.00|
|Peake Childhood Center||$5,000.00|
|Postpartum Support Virginia Inc||$5,000.00|
|REACH, Inc. (Reading Enriches All Children)||$10,000.00|
|Roc Solid Foundation||$10,000.00|
|Safe House Project||$10,000.00|
|The Compassion Advocacy Network||$8,000.00|
|The Legacy of HOPE Foundation||$2,500.00|
|The Virginia Air & Space Science Center||$10,000.00|
|Tidewater Friends Of Foster Care Inc.||$10,000.00|
|United Way of South Hampton Roads||$10,000.00|
|United Way of the Virginia Peninsula||$25,000.00|
|Virginia Beach Economic Development||$5,000.00|
|Virginia Peninsula Foodbank||$15,000.00|
|Virginia Supportive Housing||$10,000.00|
|Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads||$2,500.00|
Langley Federal Credit Union has a long history of community involvement and charitable giving dating back to the founding of the credit union in the 1930’s. With a commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves, Langley for Families Foundation was launched in 2014 to support causes and charities benefiting children and families.
Langley Federal Credit Union is a federally-chartered credit union, regulated and insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Langley Federal Credit Union serves more than 350,000 members and has $4.9 billion in assets, ranking the financial cooperative as one of the 100 largest credit unions in the country. Langley is a full-service financial institution where everyone can save, borrow, and spend wisely. Located in Hampton Roads, Langley has over 700 employees, 21 branches and more than 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs throughout the region. For more information, visit www.langleyfcu.org.