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About Us

Get to know the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation


Wilder has been committed to improving people’s lives and well-being since 1906. We accomplish this by drawing on the strengths of our community to solve problems together.

We believe there is strength in numbers. We partner with individuals, neighborhoods, corporations, civic leaders and other nonprofits that share our vision of a brighter future. United, we strive to eliminate barriers so all people can succeed. Despite our name, we are not a grant-making organization.

Over generations, we’ve adapted and improved our services based on the changing needs of the community we serve. What hasn’t changed is our desire to build hopeful futures for children, families and entire communities.


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Mission and History

Mission, Vision & Values

The mission of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is to promote the social welfare of persons resident or located in the greater Saint Paul metropolitan area by all appropriate means. 

Mission, Vision & Values

Wilder History

Wilder is named for Amherst H. Wilder, a businessman whose family was committed to helping the poor, the elderly and the ailing lead healthy, meaningful lives. He also inspired generations of people to follow his example and give back to the community he called home.

We continue his legacy as we innovate to meet the changing needs of the community.

 Our History 

Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Our services, research and community engagement work happens throughout Greater Saint Paul, but we have three primary service and administrative locations:

Wilder Center

451 Lexington Pkwy. N
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Printable map and directions to Wilder Center

Wilder Healthy Aging and Caregiving Services

941 Lafond Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Printable map and directions to our new location

Wilder Child Development Center

911 Lafond Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Printable map and directions to the Child Development Center