Metta Fund

Community Room

A convening space that strengthens community capacity and collaboration—promoting cross-pollination and shared learning

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Located on the first floor of the Metta Fund Offices at 850 Battery Street, the Community Room is designed to accommodate meetings by nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and other partner institutions working to improve the health of San Franciscans.

The Metta Fund Community Room can accommodate up to 40 people in various configurations. We require that community room users submit a room use agreement and Certificate of Insurance, valid for the current calendar year, to finalize a reservation. More details will be emailed to you after we receive your reservation request.

For questions, please email Carly Straus.

Ready to Reserve?

Please complete the form at least two weeks prior to your event date. We’ll follow up by email about availability and next steps.

Cost

There is no fee for the room and equipment. Please note the room is exclusively for nonprofit organizations and community partners. Metta Fund may request verification of nonprofit status prior to event.

Available

Monday through Friday
8:00am – 5:30pm, including setup and cleanup time

Equipment provided

  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Projector
  • Laptop
  • Conference Phone
  • VGA/HDMI Cables for Laptop Projections
  • Microphone
  • Easel
  • Flipchart Paper and Markers
  • Glass Whiteboard and Markers

Community Room Frequently Asked Questions

How often can my organization use the community room?

Organizations are limited to using the space 12 times per calendar year (once per calendar month).

Is the room ADA accessible?

The Community Room and restrooms meet ADA wheelchair accessibility standards.

Is food permitted?

Yes, and groups may work with any caterer they choose (though we do have a list of recommendations available). Please note that Metta does not supply plates, cups, or utensils. We do have a refrigerator and water pitchers available.

Are weekend meetings permitted?

At this time we cannot accommodate reservation requests that take place on weekends or outside of the hours of 8am-5:30pm Monday through Friday.

Can I show a PowerPoint presentation?

Yes, groups can show PowerPoint presentations in the Community Room. Metta Fund has a laptop available for groups to use, but they may also use their own if they prefer. To use the Metta Fund laptop, either load the presentation onto a USB drive or store it online at an internet accessible site to access it from the laptop. There is an HDMI cable (and Mac adapter, if needed) which enables the projector to show pictures and videos and play audio.

Can I set up the room in different configurations?

Yes, please select a room set-up configuration from the drop-down menu when filling out the reservation request.