The first of The Center for Healthy Communities’ venues, the Los Angeles facility was built in response to the growing need for convening space by non-profit organizations engaged in health issues.
Bordering Chinatown and Olvera Street, two of the oldest and most culturally significant neighborhoods in the city, the LEED-certified building was designed to embody the values of wellness, diversity, and accessibility.
Anchored by a central courtyard, the campus reflects a distinctly Californian sense of space, emphasizing the relationships possible between indoor and outdoor environments. Architectural references to Union Station, Terminal Annex and Mission design; site specific, locally-themed art; and gardens that reflect a connection to the riparian ecology of the nearby Los Angeles River Greenway express the campus’ identification with the natural and cultural landscapes of Southern California.
The Los Angeles conference center is a multisector, multicultural cross section of the community it serves.
The venue is located on the bottom floor of The California Endowment’s administrative offices.
We’ve updated our CHC Venue Guide to reflect our COVID-19 guidelines
Due to demand, it is recommended that requests for space be submitted as far ahead as the schedules below allow. A minimum of 3 weeks’ notice is required. Please note that venues are not available evenings or weekends.
You may reserve 6 months in advance
Recurring events3 bookings may be reserved at any given time
Quarterly events2 bookings may be reserved at any given time
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday:
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed alternating Fridays.
How to Make a Reservation
Please feel free to contact your venue to confirm availability before applying online. You will receive a response within 10 business days. If your request is approved, a contract and refundable room deposit will be required. A Center Events Coordinator will then assist you with all arrangements for your meeting.
The Center for Healthy Communities is currently closed until further notice in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.
Step 1: Apply online
Fill out our online application to let us know your desired room, date, and time. Please feel free to contact your venue to confirm availability before applying online.
Step 2: Waiting for approval
You will receive a response within 10 business days.
Step 3: Sign contract, pay room deposit, and make arrangements
If your request is approved, a contract and refundable room deposit will be required and a Center Events Coordinator will then assist you with all arrangements for your meeting.
Click on the floor plan to see a description of each room, including photos, diagrams, and available resources. Conference Center staff can assist in identifying the best room for your event.Download Floor Plan
The Center for Healthy Communities offers an array of the latest audio visual equipment free of charge. Center staff is available for setup, initial guidance, and troubleshooting.
If dedicated tech support or equipment exceeding Center inventory is required for your meeting, please speak with your Event Coordinator about the possibility of contracting your own services. Wireless Internet access is available.
- PC Inputs
- Wireless laptop display
- Wireless Microphones
- Distributed Audio
- Audio and Video conferencing
- Cloud-based Audio and Video recording
Catering for your event is available from the Rise Up! Café. The café’s fully equipped kitchen and staff offers nutritious, delicious fare, including a wide array of vegan and gluten-free options. Please be sure to inquire on any special dietary requirements with your Event Coordinator. Catering is typically served buffet style, but sit down plated affairs can be accommodated as well. Beer and wine is available for receptions. (Please see Use Policies.)
No outside food or beverage may be brought into The Center for Healthy Communities, Los Angeles.
Menus will be forwarded to you as soon as your meeting is reserved. Your Event Coordinator will work with you to select the best fare to accomplish the goals you’ve set for your function.Download Catering Menu
If you opt not to make use of the catering service, your group is welcome to purchase individual items at the Rise Up! Café.
Breakfast: 7:30 am – 10:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grab-and-Go & Beverages: all day through 3:00 pm
- San Fernando Valley/ Hollywood: Take US 101 South; Exit Broadway, Left on Broadway; Right on Cesar Chavez; Left on Alameda; Right on Bauchet St. (1st stoplight). Continue to The California Endowment’s parking lot.
- Santa Monica/Westside: Take I-10 East CA 110 North; Just past downtown, follow signs on right to “10 East San Bernardino/5 South Santa Ana” (US 101 South); Exit Broadway, Left on Broadway; Right on Cesar Chavez; Left on Alameda Right on Bauchet St. (1st stoplight). Continue to The California Endowment’s parking lot.
- Pasadena/Northeast LA: CA 110 South Exit Hill Street, go straight Left on Alpine Right on Broadway Left on Cesar Chavez Left on Alameda Right at Bauchet St. (1st stoplight). Continue to The California Endowment’s parking lot.
- San Gabriel Valley: I-10 West US 101 North Exit Alameda Street Right on Alameda Right at Bauchet St. (5th stoplight). Continue to The California Endowment’s parking lot.
- Harbor Area/South LA: CA 110 North Just past downtown, follow signs on right to “10 East San Bernardino /5 South Santa Ana” (US 101 South) Exit Broadway Left on Broadway Right on Cesar Chavez Left on Alameda Right at Bauchet St. (1st stoplight). Continue to The California Endowment’s parking lot.
- From Bob Hope Airport (Burbank): North on Hollywood Way toward Burton Ave. Take I-5 S and Merge onto I-110 S toward Los Angeles. Exit Hill St., go straight; Left on Alpine; Right on Broadway; Left on Cesar Chavez; Left on Alameda; and Right on Bauchet St. (1st stoplight). Continue into The California Endowment’s parking lot.
- From LAX (Inglewood): Merge onto S. Sepulveda / CA-1 S. toward I-105. Take I-105 E toward Norwalk; Merge onto I-110 N toward Los Angeles. Just past downtown, follow signs on right to 10 E San Bernardino / 5 S Santa Ana (US 101 South). Exit Broadway; Right on Cesar Chavez; Left on Alameda; Right on Bauchet St. (1st stoplight). Continue into The California Endowment’s parking lot.
- LAX Flyaway at Union Station/Patsaouras/Gateway Transit Plaza Schedule: Shuttles operate every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., and every hour between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Duration: 45 minutes or less.
- From LAX: Flyway buses pick up at every terminal on the Arrival/Lower level under green “FlyAway, Buses, and Long Distance Vans” signs. More Information: LAX Flyaway Bus
- Metro Rail lines to LAX /Union Station: Union Station to Red Line and exit at 7th Street/Metro Center. Take Blue Line and exit at Imperial/Wilmington to take the Green Line. At the Green Line, continue to Aviation/LAX to take LAX Free Shuttle to LAX airport. Schedule: Every 5-10 minutes on weekdays. Duration: 45 minutes to an hour. More information: Metro Site Metro rail map: Metro Rail & Busway
- Walk out of Union Station at Alameda Street exit. Turn right on the sidewalk that runs parallel to Alameda St. Walk 1-1/2 blocks north to The California Endowment’s front entrance.
Conference Center Use Policies
Use of The Center for Healthy Communities venues are open to the following eligible organizations:
- Nonprofit organizations that are 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 nonprofit Section 501(c)(3) organization acting as a fiscal sponsor
- Government and public agencies
The following types of events may not be held at The Center for Healthy Communities:
- Commercial Events: The Center for Healthy Communities may not be used for any profit-making activities.
- Fundraising Events: The Center for Healthy Communities may not be used for any fundraising events, including but not limited to, selling merchandise or other items related to the event and/or raffles.
- Political Events: The Center for Healthy Communities may not be used for events that promote political campaigns, influence the outcome of public elections, carry on, directly or indirectly, voter registration drives, attempt to influence legislation or engage in lobbying, or promote or engage in any partisan electoral activity.
- Private or Family Events: The Center for Healthy Communities may not be used for any private events such as weddings, birthdays, or other family celebrations.
- Religious Events: The Center for Healthy Communities 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 Center for Healthy Communities.
Conference center facilities are designed to include the full participation and enjoyment of people with physical disabilities as well as those who are not fluent in English.
Meeting rooms and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. A list of recommended interpreters for most commonly used languages in California is available upon request.
At The Center for Healthy Communities Los Angeles and Sacramento, assisted listening devices are available for the deaf and hearing impaired, and simultaneous interpretation equipment is available in some rooms.
Wine and beer (no spirits) may be served with a meal or catered reception as long as there are no events taking place within the facility involving youth under the legal drinking age.
Organizations wanting to serve alcohol at events must obtain permission from The Center for Healthy Communities Events Manager at the time of booking.
Guide dogs and assistance animals for people with disabilities are permitted in The Center for Healthy Communities but must be on leash at all times and muzzled, if necessary.
No other animals are permitted.
Use of cell phones is restricted to the lobby and outdoor areas to minimize disruption to meetings and working staff.
A security deposit is required. Deposits will be returned within a reasonable time following your event, provided no equipment or facility damage was incurred. Deposits may be submitted and kept on file for frequent requesters.
Fees for Event Admission
Organizations using The Center for Healthy Communities may only charge an admission or meeting fee to cover such direct meeting costs as materials, speaker fees or catering.
Organizations using The Center for Healthy Communities may solicit additional outside philanthropic sponsorship solely to cover direct expenses of events.
The Center for Healthy Communities prohibits sponsorship by alcohol or tobacco-related companies. Corporate sponsorship requires special permission by the Events Manager.
Smoking is prohibited in all areas of The Center for Healthy Communities.
Any media presence requires approval of The California Endowment’s Communications and Public Affairs Department. Users must notify conference center staff if they are inviting or expect news media.
Users are strongly encouraged to distribute information about available modes of public transportation to their guests and to arrange carpools.
Business support: The Center for Healthy Communities staff can only assist with limited photocopying, sending of faxes and access to telephones. Users should bring adequate materials and staff to support their events.
Technical support: Staff is available to help with initial guidance and setup of audiovisual equipment.
Set up support: Room set ups and breakdowns as arranged with your Event Coordinator will be managed and executed by The Center for Healthy Communities staff. Porters are also available to help unload and set up items.
Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Center for Healthy Communities must be notified of cancellation a minimum of three (3) business days (per The California Endowment’s 9/80 schedule) before the scheduled date of an event to avoid forfeiture of the room deposit. Repeated cancellations may result in loss of all future access to the venue’s services.
We are excited to announce the re-opening of our conference centers in early 2022.
Space requests are not currently being accepted. Priority rescheduling will be provided to those whose events were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. We will reach out to you in the fall/winter of 2021. All other clients will be notified in the first quarter of 2022, when requests open. Updates will also be made here. Please note that it is probable that the booking window will be a matter of months rather than the standard one year timeline.
The California Endowment will continue to monitor developments around COVID-19 and to heighten or loosen our event guidelines accordingly.
What to Expect On Site
- Temperature screenings
- 6’ distancing
- Copy of day-of registration
- Proof of vaccination
- Touchless hand sanitizer units in conference rooms
- Café and catering available in Los Angeles
Planning to book an event for 2022?
- Due to the rapidly changing landscape, please do not base your projections on the capacities and diagrams under Meeting Rooms. Our safety standards could exceed public guidelines. If you are planning a small meeting, or a largely virtual event with on site seating for a fraction of normal capacities, we are an appropriate venue. We will work with you on this at the time of booking.
- In the interest of serving as many organizations as possible, breakout rooms will not be accommodated in the near future.
Ready to make a reservation?
Reserve online, or give us a call to double check our availability using the contact information here.