Advancing Social and Economic Opportunities in Saint Paul
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has a proud history of serving residents of greater St. Paul and the surrounding communities. Wilder’s unique combination of direct services, research and community capacity building contributes to a stronger region for all. Wilder endorses policies that advance social and economic opportunity for low-income people in the East Metro and across Minnesota.
2017 Public Policy Priorities
Wilder Is a Leading Partner for the Following Priorities:
Support the housing stability of highly mobile families and the academic success of children across Minnesota by establishing a new statewide rental assistance fund with services attached.
Wilder Supports the Following Priorities:
Advance prenatal to age three policy initiatives detailed in the
“Comprehensive, Racially Equitable Policy Plan for Universal Healthy Child Development” report
. [2016 Wilder Research;
Development and Training, Inc.; University of Minnesota]
Support cradle-to-career initiatives across the state of Minnesota, including the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood
, and close the education opportunity gap that keeps Minnesota from reaching its full potential.
Increase Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) monthly
cash assistance by $100 per month.
Strengthen the Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) to support family and provider-friendly provisions of federal reauthorization and serve more CCAP eligible families.
Secure funding for the Good Food Access Fund goal to increase the availability of affordable and nutritious food in underserved areas across Minnesota.
View these priorities as a PDF.
Contact Wilder to Learn More
For more information on Wilder’s Public Policy, please contact Patrick Ness at 651-280-2463 or email@example.com