Foundation Resources / Tools / Books / Inspiration


The resources listed below are subject to change, as this is an active list. Check back regularly, for this page will be updated regularly. And do please let us know if you spot a dead link (it’s hard to keep up with ’em all).

Our Active Campaigns:

  1. Our ChicagoStrong program!
  2. Schnick Foundation Scholarship Fund!

#EndHunger Resources:

  1. Feeding America
  2. Why Hunger
  3. Greater Chicago Food Depository
  4. The End of Hunger: Renewed Hope for Feeding the World (edited by Jenny Dyer and Cathleen Falsani)
  5. Lakeview Pantry (Chicago)
  6. World Central Kitchen

Suggested Tools:

  1. Alzheimer’s Association including 24/7 Helpline
  2. Alzheimer’s Association Local Resource Finder
  3. The Alzheimer’s Store
  4. AARP Member Benefits Guide for Caregivers
  5. AARP Family Caregiving website: Information, support, and resources
  6. CareZare: a free app you can download to help you, your family, and other caregivers coordinate care for your loved one with dementia
  7. Help for Alzheimers Families
  8. Daily Caring: 2019 Award Winner | Best Caregiver Website
  9. Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care | YouTube Channel

Suggested Reading List / Our Key Issues:

  1. Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care by Anne Basting
  2. Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving by Amy Goyer
  3. Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers by Jolene Brackey
  4. The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer’s Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace + Peter V. Rabins
  5. The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America’s broken education system — and how to fix it by Natalie Wexler
  6. How to Improve Quality of Life for Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s by Esther Heerema, MSW

Inspirational (Short) Reads:

  1. Why We All Need Philosophy by Mark Manson
  2. On his 68th birthday, futurist and author Kevin Kelly shared 68 bits of unsolicited advice….advice that will surely change your approach to life. Enjoy!
  3. 50 ideas that can change your life!
  4. 100 (Short) Rules for a Better Life by Ryan Holiday

Grantees/Project Partners:

  1. ASPCA
  2. The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement
  3. AARP Foundation’s Experience Corps
  4. Lakeview Pantry
  5. Youth Orchestra Los Angeles
  6. Pilot Light
  7. Lincoln Park Zoo
  8. Foundation To Be Named Later
  9. Union League Boys & Girls Clubs
  10. HFC
  11. Shedd Aquarium
  12. Art Institute of Chicago
  13. Greater Chicago Food Depository
  14. SixDegrees.Org
  15. Animal House Shelter
  16. Gary Sinise Foundation
  17. Feeding America
  18. Center for Disaster Philanthropy
  19. Red Rover
  20. Junior League of Chicago
  21. Giving Kitchen
  22. Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation
  23. World Central Kitchen
  24. Just Keep Livin’ Foundation
  25. Chicago Public Library Foundation
  26. Canine Pet Rescue
  27. Donors Choose

Philosophy / Suggested Reading List:

  1. The Art of Happiness / Epicurus
  2. Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering / Scott Samuelson
  3. A Guide to the Good Life / William B. Irvine
  4. Epictetus: Discourses and Selected Writings
  5. On the Genealogy of Morals / Friedrich Nietzsche
  6. Candide by Voltaire
  7. The Nature of Things / Lucretius
  8. Meditations (Gregory Hays translation) / Marcus Aurelius
  9. Letters from a Stoic / Seneca
  10. Man’s Search For Meaning / Viktor E. Frankl
  11. Plato’s Republic
  12. Beyond Good & Evil / Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. The Four Agreements / Don Miguel Ruiz
  14. Be Water, My Friend: The Teachings of Bruce Lee / Shannon Lee
  15. Atlas Shrugged / Ayn Rand – A brilliant novel yes, but this is really Ayn Rand’s treatise on Objectivism (her philosophy)
  16. Thus Spoke Zarathustra / Friedrich Nietzsche

Suggested Reading List….to Build Your Foundation!

  1. Awareness / Anthony de Mello
  2. How to Live / Derek Sivers
  3. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos / Jordan Peterson
  4. Return on Courage / Ryan Berman
  5. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind / Jonah Berger
  6. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life / David Brooks
  7. The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising by Jennifer McCrea + Jeffrey C. Walker
  8. Clarity & Connection / Yung Pueblo
  9. Tribe / Sebastian Junger
  10. Inward / Yung Pueblo
  11. Can’t Hurt Me / David Goggins
  12. Silence / Erling Kagge
  13. Greenlights / Matthew McConaughey
  14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck / Mark Manson
  15. The 48 Laws of Power / Robert Greene
  16. The Laws of Human Nature / Robert Greene