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Rai$e: A Guaranteed Income Program

Providing resources to people working toward financial stability


Rai$e is a guaranteed income program of the Wilder Foundation that supports financial stability and growth. Participants receive $500 a month for 12 months—$6,000 total—on a reloadable debit card with no strings attached. The program is built on the idea that people and families know best how to use resources to meet their needs. Rai$e Funds can be used however each person sees fit.


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How Rai$e Works

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Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for Rai$e, individuals must be referred by another Wilder program or one of our partner organizations: Prepare + Prosper and Build Wealth MN. Households should be working toward financial stability and will be entered into a lottery. The program is open to one person per household.

Once enrolled in Rai$e, you do not need to continue to receive services from Wilder or a partner organization. Rai$e is available to 75 households at any given time.

Receive Benefits Counseling Before Enrolling

If selected for the Rai$e program, you will receive benefits counseling and decide if you want to participate. Rai$e funds may impact eligibility for public benefit programs like SNAP or Medical Assistance. Trained benefits counselors are available to help you understand how Rai$e might affect these benefits before joining the program.

Receive Funds and Complete Surveys

Once enrolled you will begin receiving Rai$e funds. Each month for a year, $500 will be loaded on a Rai$e debit card you will receive when you join the program. While receiving funds, all participants are asked to complete a total of four surveys to demonstrate the impact of the program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get Involved

If you are interested in participating in the Rai$e program, speak with your Wilder contact or with our partner organizations to request a referral. Other questions may be sent to