About the Foundation


The Ward Foundation was established in 2006 by Jack and Jean Ward to provide a permanent fund to help children in need.

The Foundation concentrates its giving in communities where the family members reside; the Atlanta, Georgia; Hilton Head Island; South Carolina; and Jacksonville, Florida areas.

The grant approval committee is comprised of Jack Ward, Jean Ward, Susan Ward Kelly and Laura Ward Knebusch. Since 2007, the Foundation has made grants totaling over $2 million.


The mission of The Ward Foundation is to help children and families in need overcome obstacles for a successful life.

The Foundation is especially focused on helping children with serious illnesses or who are educationally or financially disadvantaged.