Research to Make a Difference
Wilder Research is part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, and shares the foundation's mission to enrich the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. From our first study in 1917 to today, our research has focused on getting at the heart of community concerns and examining issues that are often overlooked or misunderstood.
Our clients share our dedication. They include nonprofit agencies and service providers, government agencies, foundations, and policymakers. Each year, we issue about 250 reports that help these organizations better understand major social issues and how they can most effectively address them.
We are committed to conducting research that is practical, meaningful, and useful. Being part of an operating foundation gives us an immediate link to service programs, and the unique opportunity to test and evaluate innovative programming. Whenever possible, we share the results of our studies so others can learn from them.
Our work is guided by three core values:
- Culturally responsive
Our methods have changed over the years, but our mission remains the same – to strengthen communities and the lives of families and children through human service research.