Community Service Award Recipients
Meet a few of Wilder's exceptional volunteers who make a difference every day in this video.
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.
Adult Day Services
We offer social, health and creative activities for older adults during daytime hours; learn more about our Adult Day Services.


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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At least two-thirds of Asian adults, not including Southeast Asian adults, have at least a bachelor's degree. This is true in both Minnesota and the Twin Cities.