Reservation Information

Reservation Information

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.

Booking Window:

Due to demand, it is recommended that requests for space be submitted as far ahead as the schedules below allow.

If your event is:                                 You may reserve:

More than 100 people                      12 months in advance

Less than 100 people                        6 months in advance

Within booking window:

Recurring events                                3 bookings may be reserved at any given time

Quarterly events                                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.

 

Make a reservation - First time user Make a reservation - Returning user

Meeting Rooms

 

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1ST Floor Meeting Rooms

ROOM NAME             DESCRIPTION          CAPACITY                  FIXED A/V CAPABILITIES

Laurel The most spacious of the meeting rooms in Oakland, Laurel measures 2,000 square feet and is designed for mid size meetings, presentations, symposia, plenary sessions, trainings, or workshops. Theater: 160

Banquet: 140

Classroom: 60

Hollow Square: 42

U-Shape: 30

Two Projectors / Screens

Computer

Wireless Microphones

Distributed Audio

Wireless Laptop Projection

Confidence Monitor

Audio Conferencing

Uptown This 900 square-foot meeting room is suited for small gatherings, meetings, and breakout sessions.  

Theater: 70

Banquet: 60

Hollow Square: 30

U-Shape: 24

Classroom: 24

 

 

Projector / Screen

Computer

Wireless Microphones

Distributed Audio

Wireless Laptop Projection

Audio Conferencing

2nd Floor Meeting Rooms

Eastmont This 950 square-foot meeting room is suited for mid size to small gatherings, meetings, and breakout sessions. Theater: 70

Banquet: 60

Hollow Square: 36

U-Shape: 30

Classroom: 30

 

Projector / Screen

Computer

Wireless Microphones

Distributed Audio

Wireless Laptop Projection

Audio Conferencing

Elmhurst This 750 square-foot meeting room is suited for small gatherings, meetings, and breakout sessions. Theater: 60

Banquet: 50

Hollow Square: 30

U-Shape: 24

Classroom: 24

 

 

Projector/ Screen

Computer

Wireless Microphones

Distributed Audio

Wireless Laptop Projection

Audio and Video Conferencing

Cloud-Based Audio and Video Recording

Lake Merritt At 400 square feet, this room is suited for small gatherings, meetings, and breakout sessions.  

Theater: 20

U-Shape: 18

Classroom: 12

 

 

Projector / Screen

Computer

Speakers

Wireless Laptop Projection

 

Technology

Technology

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:

  •  Computers
  •  PC Inputs
  •  Wireless laptop display
  •  Projectors
  •  Screens
  •  Wireless Microphones
  •  Distributed Audio
  •  Audio and Video conferencing
  •  Cloud-based Audio and Video recording

Food Services

 

Please speak with your Event Coordinator for a list of recommended caterers and information on kitchen and space accommodations.

Lodging

Lodging

988 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
.9 miles away
510.625.8282
1.800.455.7049
Rate: 12% off rack

Promotional rates are unavailable for the hotels below, but government rates may apply.

Marriott Oakland City Center 

1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
.07 miles away

 1103 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94607
2.5 miles away
510.663.2700

 5700 Bay Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
3.4 miles away
510.285.9232

Use Policies

Use Policies

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 Policies

Accessibility

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.

Getting Here

 

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2000 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612

BICYCLES:

Street parking available

19th Street Bart Bike Parking Information

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Dial 511 (Bay area residents) or visit 511 Trip Planner

BART: Quick Planner & Real Time Departures

Get off BART at 19th Street Oakland Station

Use the 20th Street exit

The Oakland Conference Center is located on the corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

AC TRANSIT (BUS):

The following bus lines serve the 19th Street BART area: 6, 11, 12, 14, 18, 51A, 72, 72M, 72R, 800, 802, 805, 851, NL

AC Transit Maps & Schedules

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Contra Costa

1. Take Highway CA-24 W through the Caldecott Tunnel.

2. Take Highway I-980 W to the 18th Street exit.

3. Take the 18th/14th Street exit.

4. Turn left onto 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street.

5. Turn left onto Franklin Street.

The Oakland Conference Center is located on the right corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

Marin

1. Take the San Rafael Bridge to Highway I-580 and merge into to Interstate 80 W.

2. At the San Francisco /Oakland Interchange, take Highway I-580 E.

3. Merge onto I-980 W towards Downtown Oakland.

4. Take the 18th/14th Street exit.

5. Turn left on 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street.

6. Turn left on Franklin Street.

The Oakland Conference Center is located on the right corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

Pleasanton/Livermore

1. Take Highway I-580 W to Oakland.

2. Merge onto I-980 W towards Downtown Oakland.

3. Take the 18th/14th Street exit.

4. Turn left on 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street.

5. Turn left on Franklin Street

The Oakland Conference Center is located on the right corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

Sacramento

1. Take I-80 W to San Francisco.

2. Take the exit to I-580 E towards Downtown Oakland.

3. Merge onto I-980 W towards Downtown Oakland.

4. Take the 18th/14th Street exit.

5. Turn left on 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street.

6. Turn left on Franklin Street

The Oakland Conference Center is located on the right corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

San Francisco/Bay Bridge

1. Take the Bay Bridge/Oakland to I-80 E.

2. Merge onto I-980 W towards Downtown Oakland.

3. Take the 18th/14th Street exit.

4. Turn left on 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street.

5. Turn left on Franklin Street

The Oakland Conference Center is located on the right corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

Oakland International Airport

1. Take 880 North to the Broadway exit in Downtown Oakland.

2. Turn right at the first light onto Broadway.

3. Turn right onto 17th Street. Follow 17th Street to Franklin Street.

4. Turn left on Franklin Street

The Oakland Conference Center is located on the right corner of 20th & Franklin Street (next to Wells Fargo Bank).

PARKING

Telegraph Plaza Public Parking

Address: 2100 Telegraph Avenue Oakland 94612

Entrance: 21st & Telegraph Ave.

Hours: M-F 6:00am- 6:00pm

Rate: $1.00/20 min, $12.00/ Daily Max, $8.00/ Early Bird (in before 9:30am), $4.00/ Overnight, $20.00/Lost Coin Fee

Diamond Parking

Address: 1975 Webster Street Oakland 94612

Entrance: Thomas L. Berkeley/ 20th & Webster

Hours: 24 hours/ 7 days a week

Rate: $2.53+tax/20 min, $17.72+tax / Daily Max (up to 10 hrs.), $21.10+tax /Vans & Trucks, $5.91+tax / Motorcycles, Overnight, $20/Lost Coin Fee

Douglas Parking/ California Bank & Trust

Address: 2003 Franklin Street Oakland 94612

Entrance: 20th & Franklin (to the left of TCE)

Hours: 24 hours/ 7 days a week

Rate: $3.00/30 min (*or fraction thereof), $12.00 / All Day

*1 hour Free w Bank Validation

Douglas Parking

Address: 450 21st Street Oakland 94612

Entrance: 21st Street, Between Broadway/Telegraph

Hours: 24 hours/ 7 days a week

Rate: $10.00 / Daily Parking

Franklin Plaza Garage

Address: 1719 Franklin Street Oakland 94612

Entrance: 411 19th Street, off Franklin

Hours: M-F 7:00am- 8:00pm

Rate: $1.00/20 min, $18.00/ Daily Max, $10.00/ Early Bird (in before 9:30am), $4.00/ Evening (4-8pm), $20.00/Lost Coin Fee

*Note: All rates are subject to change without notice.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Phone: 510.271-4300
FAX:      213.271.4324
CHCOAK@calendow.org

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Friday: 8:00am- 3:30pm / closed alternating Fridays

Address:
2000 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612