The Grand Chain Family Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Donations to the GCFF are tax deductible.

Direct Donations
- To help offset the cost of hosting the family reunion, we have devised a fundraising plan that has helped us avoid passing additional costs along to the family. 

Scholarship Donations - Please support our efforts to aid our student relatives by contributing to our scholarship fund. Please view the Scholarship Page for more details regarding the awards we will distribute.

Sponsor a Child - In an effort assist families who may have fallen on hard times but still want to attend the reunion, please consider sponsoring a child. The registration amount for a child (6 - 17) is $80, but any amount contributed is welcome and appreciated.

To be eligible to receive donated funds, there must be at least two children in your household and the sponsored registration(s) must be accompanied by one paid adult registration. Contact Sheoni Givens (816-924-9523) for more details. Support is available on a first come first serve basis. For those who need support, we will not be asking any personal or financial questions when you call. We are family and we will use the honor system.

When submitting your donation, please specify in the message box whether you want your donation to go to the Direct Donations, Scholarship Fund or to Sponsor a Child. If you do not specifiy, it will be directed to the area of greatest need.

If you prefer to mail in your donation, please send to the address below. 

Grand Chain Family Foundation
8170 Goshen Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025

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Goal: $ 5,000

Recent Contributors

Erik And Heather Barefield Amount: $ 532.14 Date Received: 07/27/2017
Peggy Stewart Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 07/25/2017
"Donation to be used for the scholarship."
William And Sharon Barefield Amount: $ 80.00 Date Received: 07/18/2017
"Scholarship or Child Sponsorship"
Charles & Sharon Barefield Amount: $ 107.06 Date Received: 07/11/2017
"Please put my donation toward sponsoring a child"
Deborah & James Davis Amount: $ 1,000.00 Date Received: 07/11/2017
Christie Woolfolk King Amount: $ 120.00 Date Received: 05/30/2017
"Donation to help sponsor a child or to offset reunion costs."
JoAnn Hamilton Parks Amount: $ 105.00 Date Received: 04/14/2017
Olivia Scott Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 02/28/2017
"$50 for Scholarships"
LunYe "Lonnie" Barefield Amount: $ 80.00 Date Received: 11/27/2016
Rodney Barefield Amount: $ 27.37 Date Received: 09/12/2016
Carol Curtis Amount: $ 107.06 Date Received: 08/28/2016
"Please put $50.00 towards the scholarship and $50.00 towards sponsoring a child."