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:

  1. Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to Dementia and Elder Care by Anne Basting
  2. Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving by Amy Goyer
  3. The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone’s Mind by Jonah Berger
  4. The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks
  5. The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising by Jennifer McCrea + Jeffrey C. Walker
  6. Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey: A Guide for Families and Caregivers by Jolene Brackey
  7. 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
  8. The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America’s broken education system — and how to fix it by Natalie Wexler
  9. Return on Courage: A Business Playbook for Courageous Change by Ryan Berman
  10. 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
  5. Social media free by Todd Schnick

Grantees/Project Partners:

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

Philosophy / Suggested Reading List:

  1. The Art of Happiness / Epicurus
  2. Seven Ways of Looking at Pointless Suffering / Scott Samuelson

Suggested Reading List….to Build Your Foundation!

  1. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos / Jordan Peterson