Accessibility. Meeting Place facilities are designed to allow the full participation and enjoyment of people with physical disabilities. Meeting rooms and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Alcohol. Alcohol consumption is restricted at the Meeting Place. Organizations wanting to serve alcohol at events must obtain special permission from the director of Facilities and Events at the time of booking.
Animal access. Guide dogs and assistance animals for people with disabilities are permitted in the Meeting Place, but must be on a leash at all times and muzzled, if necessary. No other animals are permitted.
Cancellations. Organizations must notify the Events supervisor about a cancellation a minimum of three (3) business days before the scheduled date of an event or they will forfeit their deposit. Repeated cancellations may result in loss of all future access to the Meeting Place’s services.
Cellular Phones. Use of cell phones is restricted to lobby areas to minimize disruption to meetings and working staff.
Event restrictions. Organizations eligible to use the Meeting Place include:
- Nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and are classified as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a)
- Independent, sponsored projects of a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization acting as a fiscal sponsor
- Government and public agencies
The Meeting Place is not available for commercial, political, religious, private, or family events. Its facilities may not be used for proselytizing, or for events whose primary focus is religious worship and instruction. Faith-based organizations whose efforts fit within The Endowment’s goals are welcome to use the Meeting Place.
Fees for event admission. Organizations using the Meeting Place may only charge an admission or meeting fee to cover such direct meeting costs as materials, speaker fees, or catering.
Financial sponsorship of events. Organizations using the Meeting Place may solicit additional outside philanthropic sponsorship solely to cover direct expenses of events. The Meeting Place prohibits sponsorship by alcohol- or tobacco-related companies. Corporate sponsorship requires special permission by the director of Facilities and Events.
Media. Any media presence at the Meeting Place requires approval of The California Endowment’s Communications department. Users must notify the Meeting Place staff if they are inviting or expect news media.
Parking. The Meeting Place does not provide parking. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis for an hourly fee across the street at the State Capitol building. Additional parking may also be found in surrounding buildings for an hourly fee.
Public transportation. Meeting Place users are strongly encouraged to distribute information about available modes of public transportation to their guests, and to arrange carpools.
Smoking. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the Meeting Place.
Support services. Meeting Place staff can only assist with limited photocopying, sending of faxes, and access to telephones. Because Meeting Place staff may not always be available, users should bring adequate materials and staff to support their events.
Technical support. Meeting Place staff is also available to help with initial guidance and setup of audio-visual equipment.
The business center is intended for the use of Meeting Place guests.