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.


To promote unity and the continuing fellowship of the Barefield/Barfield, Clay, Claypool, Henderson, McClelland, and Woolfolk (including variant name spellings) families and extended family or persons with a historical interest in the families. To create a supportive entity that promotes excellence in educational achievements and economic advancements. To promote initiatives addressing health issues that disproportionately impact African American communities. The Foundation shall engage in the discovery, preservation, compilation, publication, and dissemination of information pertaining to the history and heritage of the subject families.  To fundraise and engage in activities aimed at providing for the support, maintenance, and increased historical awareness of the Ranney Hill Cemetery in Grand Chain, Illinois. 

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