Change Makers Event
Tuesday, April 22 to see how Wilder inspires the change makers among us. Register here.
2014 Kingston Fellows
Learn how these leaders are advancing Wilder's work and mission.
YLI Grad Makes an Impact in Pakistan
Learn How Wilder's Youth Leadership Initiative is impacting communities locally and worldwide.
Volunteers help make Wilder's work and mission possible. Click here to learn how you can make a difference as a volunteer.


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. 

What We Do

Wilder serves thousands of low income and vulnerable children and families each year through mental health, education, housing, social adjustment, early childhood and aging programs. We build community capacity through leadership development programs, community initiatives and collaborations that bring people together to solve complex social challenges. Wilder Research studies evidence and provides applied and practical research in the field of human services. 

Wilder Center 

Wilder Center is located at 451 Lexington Parkway North in Saint Paul and is a LEED certified building with dedicated space for community health and wellness services, meeting rooms and auditorium space for nonprofits and other community groups to use, and office space for Wilder housing, mental health and education programs, community engagement, and Wilder Research.



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Similar to the state as a whole, over the past decade population growth in the Twin Cities was driven largely by populations of color, which increased 61 percent between 2000 and 2012.

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