A history report that analyzes the origins of Wilder through an equity lens is now available


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has published a history report that analyzes the origins of the organization through an equity lens. The report documents key historical events in Minnesota’s history and outlines how Amherst H. Wilder and other wealthy industrialists accumulated wealth in the late 19th century. The report focuses on how Wilder’s businesses affected Indigenous people and, to a lesser extent, people who were immigrants or enslaved.

As an organization working toward a future where all people have opportunities to thrive, we must understand how the Foundation’s origins, history and role in community inform our work and relationships today.

Learn more about Wilder's history and read the report.