Make Good Things Happen


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit community organization that helps children, families and older adults in the greater East Metro area of Saint Paul through direct service programs, research, leadership development and community building. Wilder serves thousands of children and families each year through mental health, education, housing, social adjustment, early childhood and aging programs.

Your support for Wilder makes good things happen for the people and programs Wilder serves. Every gift of any size makes a real difference for children and families, youth, older adults and for our community. We are stronger together.

Ways to Give

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Become a Wilder Sustainer

Sustainers make ongoing, monthly gifts to Wilder on their credit card or by automatic funds transfer from a bank account. Please call 651-280-2445 or use our online giving portal.

Give by Phone

Call our office directly at 651-280-2445 to charge your gift using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

Give by Mail

Make checks payable to Wilder Foundation. 
Mail to:
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Attn: Advancement Office
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Gifts of Stock or Securities

If you wish to make a stock gift, please contact Paula Kringle, Individual Giving Officer, at
651-280-2466, or via email at

Matching Gifts

Your company may match your gift to Wilder. Check with your HR or employee benefits department. Many corporate matching gift programs match not only gifts of current employees, but may also match those of retirees, directors, spouses and volunteers.

IRA Contributions

You may benefit from making a direct charitable contribution from your IRA. Check with your financial advisor about your eligibility to transfer distributions directly from your IRA.

Gifts From Your Estate or Retirement Benefit Plan Assets

Our staff is available to confidentially visit about gifts of bequests, real estate, personal property, life income gifts or other types of appreciated property. Please contact Paula Kringle, Individual Giving Officer, at 651-280-2466.

In-Kind Giving

Some programs at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation can use donations of new or gently used goods. Find out which programs need donations.

Thank you for your support of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

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 Why Wilder?


We are leaders in promoting school-based mental health programs for children and their families, including our outstanding early childhood education services.

Wilder’s award-winning programs and services for older adults and their caregivers provide safety, stability and a sense of belonging.

Wilder is one of the country’s largest providers of mental health services for the Southeast Asian community, delivering culturally responsive counseling and support in nine languages.

Don’t let the name “foundation” fool you—we are a nonprofit provider of services for thousands of children, families and older adults in the East Metro area of Saint Paul.

Every dollar you give goes directly into Wilder programs and services to help people and improve our community.

Your gift can help to change a life.



 2015 Annual Report

2013 Donor Report

Download our 2015 Donor Report to see additional stories from Wilder participants, staff, and those that have supported our mission.

 Thank You Sponsors!