Family attends Wilder Foundation's summer block party community celebration in August 2019

Community Impact

Eliminating barriers, transforming systems and strengthening families and communities

Wilder is committed to creating lasting, positive change with and for Minnesota's Saint Paul community. We know we can’t do this work alone, so we unite with partners to eliminate barriers, transform systems and strengthen communities from within. We seek ways to multiply our impact and share our insights so others can benefit from our work.

2019 Annual Report is Now Available

Nonprofit Organization Amherst H. Wilder Foundation 2019 Annual Report

Read courageous stories of our community's leaders and changemakers, personal messages from Wilder's leadership and a look back at a year of creating lasting, positive change for whole families in 2019. 

Collaboration

No matter what our partnerships look like, our goal is always the same: to create lasting, positive change rooted in people, sustained by relationships, and ultimately uniting families and communities. Learn more about our featured collaborative efforts:

Wilder by the Numbers

Wilder provided mental health services to more than 2,000 people last year.

More than 2,400 volunteers helped bring our mission to life last year.

Wilder Research produced 300 reports in 2019.

More than 1,000 people participated in Wilder Family Supportive Housing Services last year.

Highlights

Wilder is one of eight Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics in the state of Minnesota.

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Courageous Stories

Barbara Lewis, former participant in Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood Rental Assistance Program

Saint Paul Mother Finds Stability After Experiencing Homelessness: I Am Feeling Awesome These Days 

What does it take to live a stable life? For Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood resident Barbara Lewis, the answer has three parts: “Home, kids and career – if you have those three things and you’re happy with them, then everything goes smo...More about this story »