Ward Family Foundation, Inc. was established to assist existing charities improve their effectiveness by implementing best practices. There is a vast network of excellent programs already in place to serve many worthwhile charitable causes. Our mission is to help these existing programs become more effective. The foundation was inspired by Catholic social teaching which, among other things, recognizes the fundamental right of each human person to life, food, shelter, clothing and medical care. Ward Family Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization operating as a private operating foundation.