Former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender Ehiogu died last month at the age of 44 after collapsing at Tottenham's training centre
He was working as the club's under-23s coach and suffered a cardiac arrest.
A fundraising page set up in memory of the ex-England international has raised more than Â£23,000
His wife Gemma Ehiogu launched the appeal on JustGiving to help fund an equal opportunities charity, giving youngsters access to football.
The page had an initial target of Â£1,000 but had broken that figure by more than 2,000 per cent on Wednesday morning.
Gemma Ehiogu posted her reasons for setting up the page on the website, saying: "We're raising Â£1,000 to help set up a charity that will give all children the opportunity to play football
In memory of Ugo Ehiogu #DoSomethingKind.
"Ugo's dream was to set up a charity that gives every child equal opportunity to access and play football
He had already put the wheels in motion
This fund will make his dream become a reality
We don't have a set target every donation will help
Thank you, In memory of Ugo Ehiogu #DoSomethingKind."
A final tweet from Ehiogu went viral after the news of his death, with people from across the world promoting #dosomethingkind
The hashtag was trending in Great Britain and the United States after it emerged Ehiogu had used it on March 29 to describe donating Â£10 to a homeless girl.
The appeal has received strong support, with donations from Middlesbrough, Arsenal, Rangers and former Villa team-mate Mark Bosnich.
A message left by Middlesbrough on the JustGiving page read: "Ugo Ehiogu
One of our heroes
You will never be forgotten by Middlesbrough Football Club or the people of Teesside."
Source : PA