Willkie House Building Renovation

 of $700,000 goal

About This Opportunity

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Funding Deadline

August 1, 2024

Giving Type

Capital Campaign

Project Description

From its origin as an extension of the War Recreation Board for Black Officers at Fort Des Moines, to providing year-round programming for youth from low-income families today, the Willkie House has been serving the Des Moines community for over 100 years. This will be our first large-scale improvement project since the 1983 building expansion. We will make much-needed structural improvements to the facility, reinforcing the integrity of the building, renovating our 72-year-old gym, and updating or replacing key infrastructure. This work will breathe new life into our space and allow us to better and more safely serve our community.

Interest Areas
Community Betterment Education Elementary Middle/HS Health Human Services Youth