Wilder Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$25,653 raised by 72 donors

Wilder Foundation is a community organization that creates lasting, positive change rooted in people through direct services, research and community building. We combine knowledge, compassion and action to improve lives today and for generations to come. #hereforgood

Wilder continues to adapt to keep clients, participants, staff and volunteers healthy and safe. Our services focus on being proactive, nimble, and resilient in order to make an impact in the community. Plus, you can help us maximize our matches! 

Here are just a few of the things your donation to Wilder can do:

  • Support Wilder's mission to be Here for Good with an unrestricted gift. These gifts will be matched by an $8,000 fund! 
  • Invest in BIPOC leaders as they enhance their skills, stand in their power and shape public policy to better serve Minnesota communities with a gift to the Community Equity Program. Community Equity Program will be matched by a $5,000 fund! 
  • Empower the next generation with culturally affirming and developmentally appropriate early childhood education that nurtures the whole family with a gift to Wilder's Child Development Center. 
  • Ensure the delivery of over 33,000 meals annually to neighbors across the Twin Cities when you support Wilder’s Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels donations will be matched by a $1,000 fund! 
  • Provide valuable research and evaluation to other organizations and government agencies, shedding light on complex issues by giving to the MN Homeless Study. MN Homeless study gifts will be matched by a $20,000 fund! 
  • Champion families in Saint Paul Promise on their journey to build wealth for themselves and the communities they are a part of with support for Saint Paul Promise. Gifts to Saint Paul Promise will be matched by a $5,000 fund! 

Your support helps ensure people in our community can access:

  • Housing support so that families and young people have a stable place to call home. Your gift to Wilder helps provide housing services for over 1,500 individuals transitioning from homelessness and direct cash assistance to ensure housing expenses are affordable. At a time when so many are facing housing and income instability, you can help people remain housed and supported.
  • Mental health and wellness services for children and adults. Your gift to Wilder helps provide 2,600+ individuals a chance to heal and access to culturally affirming care that affirms the resiliency that people have to adapt during these challenging times. 
  • Childcare and family support. Your gift to Wilder provides emotional and social support for 70+ young children and 1,300+ students that helps stabilizes their entire family. We continue to serve families needing childcare and provide support services in partnership with schools.
  • Meal deliveries and programming so adults and caregivers without access to food remain connected and healthy. Your gift to Wilder helps deliver 33,000+ meals and critical programming for 210+ adults and people with disabilities every year.
  • Leadership programs for diverse community changemakers. Your gift to Wilder provides support so BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community leaders gain access to influence and enact public policy at Minnesota's Capitol.
  • Research and evaluation that sheds light on complex issues and creates understanding of what works best for families in our community. Your gift to Wilder helps us to partner with 160+ organizations every year on topics important to a vibrant community.

As Wilder remains steadfast in its mission to uplift and fortify the community we serve, your support has never been more important. Visit wilder.org to learn more.

To make a gift by check, stock or donor advised fund please contact us at donate@wilder.org.

Organization Data


Organization name

Wilder Foundation

Tax id (EIN)



Children & Family Community

BIPOC Serving

BIPOC Serving




451 Lexington Parkway North
St Paul, MN 55104


(651) 280-2445

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