The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation combines knowledge, compassion and action to improve lives today and for generations to come. We create lasting, positive change rooted in people through direct services, research and community building.
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Wilder Research partners with organizations to identify needs and solutions, understand emerging trends, measure effectiveness, and increase impact on the issues you care about.
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Thanks to many generous donors and funders, the Campaign for Families raised $17.2 million on a $17 million goal!
Support for the campaign has already made possible:
- The addition of 15 new sites for our school-based mental health services
- The distribution of campaign and COVID-relief funds to help pay housing expenses and offer stability for 587 families
- The participation of 400 families in our community wealth-building initiative
Donors Craig and Kathy Binger’s connection to Wilder spans a century
It’s no surprise that Craig and Kathy Binger support Wilder’s mission as donors. After all, Craig worked at Wilder for more than 30 years, and he values Wilder’s focus on innovation to meet community needs now and into the future. &...More about this story »
- The McKinney family chose the Child Development Center for its diversity and focus on kindergarten readiness in a supportive environment
- Direct Housing Assistance helps Wilder participant Jamie stay stable and thriving
- Wilder Research and MN8 conduct the first community needs assessment of the Cambodian community in Minnesota to learn what they need to thrive
- Wilder Connect provided John and Chris Kuderka with support and respite from Alzheimer's disease