NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – (August 18, 2021) – Langley for Families Foundation announces its third-quarter grants to 21 organizations for a total of $136,000. The latest round of grants brings the Foundation’s year-to-date total to nearly $460,000.

The Tidewater Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen received a grant to implement its 2021 Drone Camp for 40 7-9th graders. Participants will experience guest presentations from professionals in the industry, classroom instruction on safe flying practices, and hands-on drills to practice flight operations.

Founded in 1982, the mission of Tidewater Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen is to preserve the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II; to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of the men and women of the Tuskegee Aviation Experience; to promote historical, scientific, and social research; and, to motivate youth to pursue technical careers, particularly those related to aviation by providing scholarships to graduating seniors.

“The goal of the program is to elicit curiosity and excitement for the drone industry, increase awareness of the benefits of post-secondary education in STEM fields, and to enhance critical thinking and team building – all while continuing the legacy of our Tuskegee Airmen,” said Colonel Clifton Douglas, director of youth activities for the chapter.

Postpartum Support Virginia (PSVa) received $5,000 in support of its fundraiser, Shelane’s Run. Funds will provide support to new mothers experiencing postpartum depression to help with health care, childcare, or other needs. PSVa’s mission is to educate families, healthcare providers, and communities about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and to provide resources to help new and expectant mothers and their families overcome anxiety and depression.

Complete list of grantees:

Name Grant Amount
Alternatives, Inc.  $      7,000.00
Autism Society, Tidewater Virginia  $      2,000.00
Bennett Center  $      5,000.00
Eliza Hope Foundation  $    12,000.00
Faison Center Inc  $      2,500.00
Gloucester Housing Partnership, Inc.  $      6,000.00
Here for the Girls  $          600.00
Housing Development Corporation of Hampton Roads  $      7,458.00
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads  $      5,500.00
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc  $      5,000.00
Postpartum Support Virginia  $      5,000.00
REACH, Inc. (Reading Enriches All Children)  $    10,000.00
Suffolk Education Foundation  $      2,000.00
Tidewater Chapter – Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.  $      3,100.00
Tidewater Friends Of Foster Care Incorporated  $    10,000.00
United Way of South Hampton Roads  $    10,000.00
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula  $    15,000.00
VersAbility Resources  $      3,500.00
Virginia Air and Space Center  $      8,750.00
Virginia Supportive Housing  $    10,000.00
Youth Challenge Inc  $      5,500.00