Eric Ward Memorial Grant
Grant created by Teen Leadership Corps to honor Eric and his active role in community service
Donate Now Here
Donate Now Here
- IMPORTANT: Make sure to type 4WARD Grant in the Additional Information line.
- If you would like a free 4WARD paracord bracelet or engraved landscape rock, order them at the links below.
Donations Fund a Community Service Project to Honor Eric's Memory
Each year, Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) students from 25 partner high schools will submit a community service project that reflects causes that Eric cared about: military, veterans, police, fire, animal welfare, homeless people, and especially treating others with respect and kindness no matter who they are, what they look like, where they're from, etc.
TLC and the Ward Family will review the projects and select the winning TLC class. Grant funds will be awarded to that class so they can complete their project.
Teen Leadership Corps Partners include Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cedar Point, Pepperidge Farm, NOMS Healthcare, Firelands Regional Medical Center, Fisher Titus Medical Center, Crown Battery, Ronald McDonald House, Tonia Maxwell Allstate Insurance, Underground Utilities, Inc., and Cleveland Clinic.
STEP 1: Donate
STEP 2: Pick Your Thank You Gift
As our thank you for donating, we will provide one of the following custom items for free. If you have trouble completing the order forms at the links below, you may email your preferences and contact information to 4WARDproject@gmail.com.
Why do we ask you to make checks out to Erie County Community Foundation? Since we have not yet taken the steps to set up 4WARD as a non-profit, the foundation kindly manages all of the incoming funds free of charge and give 100% of donations received to the cause. We want you to be confident that your entire donation goes to the cause! Learn more about Erie County Community Foundation and its work in our community.