Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort including (alphabetically) Children of the Setting Sun Productions, Eastern Washington University, Friends of the San Juans, Galiano Conservancy Association, Geneva Elementary School, Northwest Indian College, Opportunity Council, University of Puget Sound, WWU Center for Community Learning, WWU Salish Sea Institute, WWU Sustainable Communities Partnership, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental.


Many additional organizations have provided meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Thank you all.

©2019 Community Engagement Fellows



Group Meeting Places in Downtown Bellingham




Brandywine Kitchen (1317 Commercial Ave)


Mezzanine can be reserved for free and has space for ~20 people comfortably.

Call or email to request. Phone: 360-734-1071, Email: info@brandywinekitchen.com



Community Co-op Community Room (1220 N. Forest St)


Capacity of Room is 60. Members of the Co-op may reserve the space for free, though there is a suggested donation.

Reservation request form: http://www.communityfood.coop/participate/use-of-community-room/



Maritime Heritage Park Pavilion (514 W. Holly St)


Capacity of space is 49. Non-profit groups can request use of the space through the City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department.

To inquire, contact Recreation Coordinator Amanda Grove at agrove@cob.org or 360-778-7000.



Terra & the Bellingham Public Market (1530 Commercial Ave)


Capacity of community room is ~12. Non-profit organizations can reserve the space for free.

Once you are in the system, reservations are made here: https://www.skedda.com/ Call Terra to get in the system: (360) 715-8020



WECU Education Center (511 E. Holly St)


Capacity of room is 84. Non-profit organizations may use the space for free up to once a month.

Reserve here: https://www.wecu.com/educationcenters



Whatcom/Bellingham Chamber of Commerce (119 N. Commercial Ave)


Capacity of conference room is ~14. It is available for free to member organizations (including higher ed. institutions) and non-profits.

Contact Chamber President/CEO Guy Occhiogrosso to reserve at guy@bellingham.com or (360) 746-0738



Whatcom Center for Philanthropy (1500 Cornwall Ave, Suite 202)


Capacity of room is ~16. Conference Room is available for free to non-profit organizations.

Call or email the Whatcom Community Foundation to book. Email: wcf@whatcomcf.org Phone: 360-671-6463



Whatcom County Extension (1000 N. Forest St)


Capacity of Conference Room is 10.

To reserve, call office manager Cheryl Kahle-Lallas at 360-676-6736 ext. 8.



Woods Coffee in Boulevard Park (471 Bayview Rd)


Kiln Room has a capacity of 12, and is usually available to non-profit organizations after 5:00 pm for free.

To request a reservation, email blvd@thewoodscoffee.com.



Woods Coffee in Flatiron Building (10 Prospect St)


Triangle room is available to groups of 2 or more for free, and can fit 6 comfortably.

Email to reserve: flatiron@thewoodscoffee.com.



WWU City Center (1155 State St)


Capacity of conference room is ~12.

Western staff and faculty can reserve the room through Outlook (res.rm.CityCenter.Conf).




Other locations that have been mentioned, but we don’t have details yet for how to reserve:


Alternative Library on High St.


Bayou on the Bay


Planned Parenthood


Small Business Development Center


Old World Deli