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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.

The Rai$e Program is not currently enrolling. To stay updated, please let your program staff know that you are interested in any future rounds. Thank you!


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How Rai$e Works

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 to determine whether any other benefits you receive would be affected by joining the program.

Receive Funds and Complete Surveys

Once enrolled, participants will receive $500 per month for 12 months on a debit card. Participants will be asked to complete 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

Supporting Family Stability and Independence

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