Friends of Fort Ward

Who we are: Friends of Fort Ward is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization committed to historic preservation in the Fort Ward neighborhood on Bainbridge Island, Wash..

What we do: We provide educational outreach and sharing with local schools, community organizations, and individuals interested in island history, and promote neighborhood social activities and service projects.

Our signature project: Restoration of Fort Ward’s historic bakery building as a community hall and a hub of Fort Ward neighborhood life.

Friends of Fort Ward is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The full amount of your contribution will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Friends of Fort Ward board of directors are Douglas Crist, Candy Merifield, Ellie Montaperto, Christina Doherty, Wesley Dreiling and Kate Merifield.

Contact Friends of Fort Ward at


Friends of Fort Ward logo by Alex Sanso,