Family at Wilder Child Development Center


And help build hopeful futures for children, families and communities in Saint Paul and beyond

Together, we’re Here for Good!

As Minnesota works to minimize the spread of COVID-19, please know that Wilder continues to provide critical services to ensure that those living on the edge do not fall through the cracks. We’re prioritizing our efforts and resources to support children, families and older adults through essential services. We are in this together and, along with all of you, are taking extraordinary measures to protect and serve our families and communities. Thank you for your support as we continue to serve in this time of crisis!

You choose how you want to support Wilder's mission...

Make a one-time donation or give monthly to become a Wilder Sustainer. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.



We are happy to answer any questions about your charitable contribution

  • Get in touch:

  • Donate by phone: 651-280-2449 or 651-280-2000

  • Donate by mail: Send a check (payable) to Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
    Attn: Advancement Office
    451 Lexington Parkway North
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

More Ways to Support Wilder

For more than a century, the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation has worked to improve the lives and well-being of children, families and communities. When you support our local nonprofit, you help us create lasting, positive change rooted in people.

Your gift and generosity directly impacts people in Saint Paul and beyond, today and for generations to come!

Donate stocks, bonds or any other securities

Share the following account information with your broker:
Broker: Doug Bruce, UBS
Wilder Foundation Account Number: 7C12597; DTC #0221
Wilder Foundation Tax ID Number: 41-0693889

Please notify Wilder of any transfers you make, including stock type and number of shares given.

Give using a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)

If you would like to make a gift from your Donor Advised Fund, please use the following Federal EIN: 41-0693889.

Did you know you can set up a monthly gift from your DAF? Ask your Donor Advised Fund administrator how you can contribute monthly through your DAF.

Leave a Legacy with a Planned Gift

With thoughtful planning, you can leave a meaningful legacy that reflects your values of helping others. A planned gift can be as simple as naming Wilder as a beneficiary of your IRA or require more complex planning in partnership with your advisors. 

Double your contribution with a corporate matching gift

Your employer may match your gift to Wilder. Check with your HR or employee benefits department about matching gifts made by current employees, retirees, directors, spouses and volunteers. 

Ilse and Omar Akbar, Wilder donors

We are happy to support the work that Wilder does as donors. We’re passionate about education, public policy, and racial equity, and we appreciate how Wilder supports whole families in early childhood education, delivers school-based and culturally specific mental health services, and engages a wider diversity of voices in public policy.

Ilse and Omar Akbar, Wilder Supporters

Special Giving Opportunities

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Graphic

Join us for a virtual fundraising gala on May 7, 2021. Find details and other opportunities to get involved at Ordinary Magic this year.

Tools for School Success Backpack Drive

Scissors collected at Wilder's annual school supply drive.

Through the Tools for School Success supply drive, volunteers and donors help make sure that every student served by Wilder has school supplies. Find out how you can get involved.

Become a sponsor for our special fundraising initiatives and donor events

Wilder offers sponsorship opportunities to businesses, agencies and community organizations. Get in touch with us about becoming a sponsor: | 651-280-2449

Donor Rights & Privacy

Your Rights as a Wilder Donor

We want you to feel confident in your decision to give to Wilder and about our commitment to you as a donor.

Your Privacy as a Wilder Donor

See our privacy policy for information about how Wilder uses your personal information.

Questions? Contact: | 651-280-2449


Faith Her with her mother, Mary Her

Wilder Supporters Share Why They Give

Generous donors like Faith Her, Mike and Kathy Buendgen, Ilse and Omar Akbar, and the Mayer and Bongard families share how and why they support Wilder.


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