NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (April 17, 2024) – The Langley for Families Foundation (LFF) announced the recipients of its first giving cycle of 2024 – a total of $341,500 donated to 52 nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Hampton Roads area.

All grant awards focus on the Foundation’s three core program areas – access to education, healthcare, and housing & human services. 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 households struggling to make ends meet.

Thanks to the generosity of Langley members, employees, partners, and the Hampton Roads community, LFF was able to support twelve new initiatives from nonprofit organizations whose programs are bridging gaps in resources in underserved communities, with a total of $38,500 distributed to first-time grant recipients.

Black BRAND’s SURGE Community Business Academy, a program that provides access to entrepreneurial education was one of LFF’s newly supported initiatives. “We are intentional to recruit in low and moderate income communities, helping participants translate their dreams into profitable businesses,” shared Blair Durham, Black BRAND’s CEO. “Participants gain access to information on budgeting and finance, marketing, and operations from an experiential perspective. Those that need help to start their businesses get the support to do so and make their first sale within 90 days. Those whose businesses are already up and running get technical assistance to strengthen their model.”

United Methodist Family Services (UMFS) was another first-time LFF grant recipient, receiving support for youth mental health services at their Tidewater location. “At UMFS, we practice Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), a trauma-informed approach that focuses on addressing root causes of challenging behaviors.” shared UMFS’ Development Manager, Gillian Kunkel, “We continually seek new and improved ways to achieve the best possible outcomes for those entrusted to our care, and Langley’s support empowers us to prioritize compassionate, individualized care, and innovation.”

The Langley for Families Foundation will host a total of three giving cycles in 2024, with the deadline for applications for the second cycle of the year due on August 9, 2024.

Cycle 1 Grant Recipients:

Nonprofit Agency Grant
Alzheimer’s Association $5,000
American Cancer Society $10,000
American Diabetes Association $10,000
American Heart Association $5,000
Avalon Center $5,000
Black BRAND* $5,000
Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation $10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia $10,000
Camp Kesem at William & Mary* $2,500
Candy Cares, Inc.* $1,000
Center for Child & Family Services $10,000
Colonial Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America $10,000
Faith Recovery $10,000
FirstSpark Inc $5,000
ForKids, Inc $15,000
FullSTEAM Inc* $2,500
Gloucester Housing Partnership, Inc. $7,000
Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team $10,000
Grove Christian Outreach Center $15,000
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg $10,000
Helping The Homeless, Inc* $2,000
Housing Development Corporation Of Hampton Roads $10,000
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads $6,000
Latisha’s House Foundation* $5,000
Lets Get Started Now* $2,500
LINK of Hampton Roads, Inc. $10,000
Literacy for Life $6,000
Medical Society of Virginia Foundation $2,500
Olde Towne Medical & Dental Center $2,500
Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc. $10,000
Roc Solid Foundation $10,000
Rx Partnership* $2,500
Safe House Project $10,000
Samaritan House Inc $10,000
Social Butterflies Foundation $2,500
Studio360 Performing Arts Inc* $500
The Arc of Greater Williamsburg* $5,000
The DeGood Foundation $5,000
The Legacy of HOPE Foundation $5,000
The Nasia Foundation $2,500
The Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command $5,000
Tidewater Arts Outreach $2,500
Union Mission $10,000
United Methodist Family Services* $5,000
VersAbility Resources $5,000
Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Inc. $3,000
Virginia Living Museum Inc $2,500
Virginia Supportive Housing $12,500
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads $3,500
Wesley Community Service Center Inc $10,000
Williamsburg Area Meals-On-Wheels Inc $10,000
YESUSA Transformational Cities* $5,000


*First-time Langley for Families Grant Recipient


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.

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