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Improving lives today and for generations to come.

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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 helps communities thrive by turning information into impact. More »

Why Wilder?

We served more than 8,500 people last year.

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Courageous Stories

Mai Kou Xiong, creator of a planned gift for Hmong youth at Wilder

Mai Kou Xiong Builds a Legacy of School-Based Mental Health Support for Hmong Students

When Mai Kou Xiong was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last year, she reflected on what mattered most to her. For much of her career, Mai Kou has worked in elementary schools, helping youth embrace their Hmong identity, language...More about this story »

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