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. 

I know I am competent enough, smart, and deserving of opportunities that come my way.

Gao Thor, graduate of Youth Leadership Initiative
Gao Thor, an alumna of Wilder's Youth Leadership Initiative
Gao Thor, a graduate of the Youth Leadership Initiative, spoke at Ordinary Magic on April 27, 2018.

Special Giving Opportunities

Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic Online, an online celebration of Wilder's work

Ordinary Magic has moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a virtual fundraising event on May 1, 2020. Find details and other opportunities to get involved.

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


Eh Tha Blay Soe, an alumna of Wilder's Youth Leadership Initiative and a Wilder donor

Eh Tha Blay Soe: ‘Because of YLI, I Can Be More Myself’

When Eh Tha Blay Soe started high school, she felt shy and avoided public speaking. Then she joined the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI), a multicultural leadership program at Wilder where youth strengthen their self-awareness, hon...More about this story »