The Wilder Foundation serves children and their families through comprehensive approaches for early childhood education, mental health, housing, and school success. Together with our donors and partners, we are working to address the achievement gap between white students and students of color in Saint Paul. We offer help and hope to low-income and uninsured children and families troubled by mental illness, especially those who have experienced significant trauma. We provide social adjustment services for new immigrants and refugees.
We provide community-based health and supportive services that improve the quality of life for older adults, honor them and extend their independence. We also provide support and respite to caregivers.
Our community-building and leadership efforts, combined with facts and trend data gathered and interpreted by Wilder Research, assist individuals and organizations in crafting solutions to address human service needs and help families and communities thrive.
The Wilder Center, named for founder Amherst H. Wilder, is a centrally located, LEED-certified building with space for onsite services, community meetings, leadership programs, and the Wilder Research center. Each year, we help build community networks between the thousands of people who attend events at the Wilder Center and in the community.