Help us support the Women's Alzheimer's Movement!

We're thrilled to support Maria Shriver's Women's Alzheimer's Movement, dedicated to raising awareness about women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and to educating the public about lifestyle changes that can protect brain health.

We're here for Emergency Relief!

As our work continues to evolve, we're more and more focused on helping when disaster strikes. Whether it's COVID-19, hurricane relief, or other disasters, we'll help when and how we can. Help us build up our relief fund to serve others in times of crisis!

The Foundation Podcast!

Check out our podcast! We'll showcase leaders and charities changing the world. Plus, you can hear from people who will help us build the "foundation" to live our best lives!

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Family Caregivers

We know the challenges facing the caregivers and families of dementia patients, and we provide them with support in a number of ways.

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Animal Rescue

Our foundation is committed to supporting reputable rescue organizations to give as many animals as possible a chance for a loving home and life.

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Literacy

We support a number of programs that advance literacy including children's meals and nutrition, summer reading programs, and book drives and donations.

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EMERGENCY RELIEF

Whether it's COVID-19, hurricane relief, or other disasters, we'll help when and how we can.

THE LATEST

Peter Shankman

Jun 25 2020

Peter Shankman: The Foundation Podcast Interview

Peter Shankman isn’t afraid to tell you what he thinks, which is to keep going, listen to the wind, and to create your own future. Pete is another fellow I can always count on to join the show and give us some fearless thoughts, counsel, and motivation to help get us through these very challenging…

OUR IMPACT

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"Best of luck with all the good work you are doing."

Lisa Jakub
Writer, yoga teacher, and former actress
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"So thrilled that you're leaning into the work of making things better."

Seth Godin
Best-selling author
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"Thank you so much again! You guys did an amazing job for us and for Bheem (the puppy)! We are so grateful and you guys are amazing for doing this! So thank you thank you!"

Ashley Feck
Animal House Shelter, Huntley, IL
Donated $200 to assist with helping children, teens, and adults come out of the COVID-19 lockdown, with free educational support, creative outlets, and job search assistance!

Thank you for your generous gift. In these uncertain times, it's heartwarming to know that you stand with everyone who relies on Chicago Public Library's spaces, services, and programming to learn, grow, play, and connect. Now that branches are open again, these services are more essential than ever before. I thank you for standing with us as we welcome everyone back to rebuild their lives and our communities.

Brenda Langstraat
President
Raised $1,130 during COVID-19 to support first responders!! And, we matched an additional $1,000 from our donor-advised fund.

"Thank you so much for choosing to support our foundation and our efforts to support our first responders during these trying times."

Logan Allison
Gary Sinise Foundation

"Thank you for your initiative and commitment."

Janea Boyles

"Todd and Stephanie Schnick have created this foundation to serve the very things they are passionate about...Alzheimer's, animals, and education, by working to make all lives better!"

Sissy Long

"Love what Todd & Stephanie Schnick are doing to benefit families facing Alzheimer’s."

Rayanne Thorn Krueger

"Looking forward to see all the incredible work this family foundation will support. They have hearts of gold and will do amazing things!!"

Mary Lynn Ulch

"They are very thoughtful and caring people."

Judith Rokop

Our Mission

We are building awareness, raising financial resources, and advocating for causes we care deeply about, including (and not limited to) supporting dementia caregivers and families, literacy, animal rescue, and emergency relief. We are a Chicago-based foundation, but together we will act globally.

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