The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is where knowledge, compassion and action meet. We improve lives in Greater Saint Paul and beyond through direct service, research and community building. Our work impacts lives across social, cultural and economic backgrounds because we believe in the potential of every person to succeed. 
Wilder serves thousands of 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 gathers and interprets facts and trends to help families and communities thrive, get at the core of community concerns, and uncover issues that are overlooked or poorly understood.Your support for Wilder makes good things happen for the people and programs Wilder serves. Every gift of any size makes a real difference for children and families, youth, older adults and for our community. 

Ways to Give

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Become a Wilder Sustainer

Sustainers make ongoing, monthly gifts to Wilder on their credit card or by automatic funds transfer from a bank account. Please call 651-280-2449 or use our online giving portal.

Give by Phone

Call our office directly at 651-280-2449 to charge your gift using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.

Give by Mail

Make checks payable to Wilder Foundation. 
Mail to:
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Attn: Advancement Office
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Gifts of Stock or Securities

If you wish to make a stock gift, please contact Paula Kringle, Individual Giving Officer, at
651-280-2466, or via email at

Matching Gifts

Your company may match your gift to Wilder. Check with your HR or employee benefits department. Many corporate matching gift programs match not only gifts of current employees, but may also match those of retirees, directors, spouses and volunteers.

Gifts From Your Estate or Retirement Benefit Plan Assets

Our staff is available to confidentially visit about gifts of bequests, IRA or 401(k) retirement benefit plan assets, or other types of appreciated property. Please contact Paula Kringle, Individual Giving Officer, at 651-280-2466.

In-Kind Giving

Some programs at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation can use donations of new or gently used goods. Find out which programs need donations.

Thank you for your support of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation.

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 2017 Annual Report



View our 2017 Annual Report to learn how Wilder strengthens children, families and communities.

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