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.
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.
If your event is:
You may reserve:
More than 100 people
12 months in advance
Less than 100 people
6 months in advance
Within the booking window:
3 bookings may be reserved at any given time
2 bookings may be reserved at any given time
Please note that venues are not available evenings or weekends. Conference center hours can be found under Contact Us.
Please see Use Policies for information on eligibility and restrictions.
*****DUE TO PROGRAM UPGRADES, REQUESTS ARE OFFLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WHEN BACK ONLINE, WE WILL BE ACCEPTING REQUESTS FOR SPACE FOR FEBRUARY 2021 ONWARDS. THE CENTER FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN AN EFFORT TO STEM THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. THANK YOU.*****
Click on the floor plan below to see a description of each room, including photos, diagrams, and available resources. Conference Center staff will assist in identifying the best room for your event. PDF floor planCHC Venues Guide
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. Technology Overview:
Wireless laptop display
Blu-ray / DVD
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. PDF 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.
Space Eligibility 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 Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.
General Use PoliciesAccessibility 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.
Alcohol 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.
Animal Access 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.
Cancellations 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.
Cellular Phones Use of cell phones is restricted to the lobby and outdoor areas to minimize disruption to meetings and working staff.
Deposit 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.
Financial Sponsorship 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.
Media 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.
Public Transportation 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 Center for Healthy Communities.
Support Services 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.
Parking Los Angeles: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Oakland: Venue is convenient to public transportation and public parking lots. Sacramento: Venue is convenient to public transportation and public parking lots.
Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: (866) 833-3533 On site parking, free of charge PDF Directions
San Fernando Valley/ Hollywood US 101 South Exit Broadway Left on Broadway Right on Cesar Chavez Left on Alameda Right at Bauchet St. (1st stop light) Continue to TCE parking lot
Santa Monica/Westside 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 at Bauchet St. (1st stop light) Continue to TCE 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 stop light) Continue to TCE parking lot
San Gabriel Valley I-10 West US 101 North Exit Alameda Street Right on Alameda Right at Bauchet St. (5th stop light) Continue to TCE 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 stop light) Continue to TCE parking lot
From Bob Hope Airport (Burbank) North on Hollywood Way toward Burton Ave. I-5 S 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 Right at Bauchet St. (1st stop light) Continue into TCE parking lot
From LAX (Inglewood) Merge onto S. Sepulveda / CA-1 S. toward I-105 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 at Bauchet St. (1st stop light) Continue into TCE parking lot
Public Transportation between LAX and Union Station
LAX Flyaway at Union Station/Patsaouras/Gateway Transit PlazaSchedule: 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.
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.
The most spacious of the meeting rooms in Los Angeles, Yosemite Hall measures 3,775 square feet and is designed for large events, symposia, plenary sessions, trainings or workshops. The Yosemite foyer serves as a reception area for up to 200 guests. The hall can be sectioned into two rooms: Yosemite A, with 2,600 square feet of space, and Yosemite B, with 1,300 square feet.
Fixed A/V Capabilities Three Projectors / Screens Computer Wireless Microphones Distributed Audio PC Inputs Blu-ray DVD Translation Booth Audio and Video Conferencing Cloud-Based Audio and Video Recording Press Feed Outputs
Fixed A/V Capabilities Two Projectors / Screens Computer Wireless Microphones Distributed Audio PC Inputs Blu-ray DVD Translation Booth Audio and Video Conferencing Cloud-Based Audio and Video Recording Press Feed Output
Fixed A/V Capabilities Projector / Screen Computer Distributed Audio PC Inputs DVD
The 10,000-square-foot courtyard features a fountain, informal seating and flora native to California. With 3,500 square feet of usable space, the courtyard is suited to prefunction gatherings for large events, receptions, large lunches, or casual seating and informal meetings.
The Courtyard Café The Courtyard Café is located just outside the main Office building in the Center for Healthy Communities. The Café is open from 7:30am to 3pm for Conference Center guests. The Café offers hot breakfast from 7:30am to 10am, hot entrees for lunch from 11am to 2pm, and grab-and-go items throughout the day, all at reasonable prices.
This 853-square-foot meeting room is suited for small gatherings, meetings and break-out sessions.