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Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Seniors
  • Women


451 Lexington Parkway NorthSaint Paul, MN 55104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To promote the social welfare of persons resident or located in the greater Saint Paul metropolitan area by all appropriate means, including:

• relief of the poor
• care of the sick and aged
• care and nurture of children
• aid of the disadvantaged and otherwise needy
• promotion of physical and mental health
• support of rehabilitation and corrections
• provision of needed housing and social services
• operation of residences and facilities for the aged, the infirm and those requiring special care

and in general the conservation of human resources by the provision of human services responsive to the welfare needs of the community, all without regard to, or discrimination on account of, nationality, sex, color, religious scruples or prejudices.


The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a nonprofit health and human services organization that has served the greater Saint Paul, MN area since 1906. Wilder is not a grant-making foundation, but a public charity as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation operates more than 70 programs and services that help children succeed in school, older adults remain independent, troubled youth create healthy futures, and individuals and families maintain long-term housing. Wilder leadership programs work to nurture and build the skills of emerging community leaders and to renew the energy and commitment of experienced leaders. Wilder Research is one of the nation's largest nonprofit research and evaluation centers dedicated to the field of human services.


Would you recommend Amherst H. Wilder Foundation?
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by Carolina M. (December 28, 2020)
Working with the Wilder Foundation to translate housing materials into Spanish was a rewarding experience. I was happy to know I could help those in need during COVID-19, while working from home.
by Wendy O. from Saint Paul, MN (April 18, 2020)
I have been volunteering with Amherst Wilder Foundation for 6 years and I find it interesting and fulfilling at the same time. This organization is well-managed and a positive force in our community. We are lucky to have them!
by Carol M. from Saint Paul, MN (October 31, 2017)
I have known of the Wilder Foundation, and the great things it does for the community, for many years. I have just today applied for volunteer work with this organization and hope to hear from them soon.
by Doug H. (March 7, 2011)
Although not associated with the Wilder Foundation, I have become aware, through somehistorical research, of the Wilder's Family's (esp. Fanny) dedication and generosity, to the indigent and needy of St. Paul/East Metro, for than 107 years. As Pioneering Minnesotans They andthe Foundation give true meaning to the words "Minnesota Nice"

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