Mobilizing families and empowering the community

Families of Color Monterey County (FoCMC) is a grassroots community education and empowerment initiative centering the needs of families of color and focused on developing equitable access to resources through advocacy, education, and community building.

Affinity Spaces

We are a community-building collective of mulitracial and multicultural families (Indigenous, Black, and/or People of Color [[IBPoC]], transracial adoptive families, transracial adoptees, caregivers, grandparents, etc.) for whom race, culture, and ethnicity are central to child-rearing and identity. We organize a variety of programming to provide opportunities for families to socialize, learn, and support each other as we navigate parenthood.

What FoCMC Families Are Saying

I am so grateful to FoCMC for providing me with a community that accurately reflects me and my family. As a Black mother, I can do all that I can at home to be a mirror for my children but normative social influences rule superior. I’m happy to be a part of a community that reflects the multiplexity of families of color as individuals and families, not simply the monolithic Black stereotype.
— Shardonnay Macias, Salinas resident and mom to Nora and Micah.
Thank you to FoCMC for bringing together a truly diverse group of parents and children and creating a space to think and learn about how issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality impact our lives and families. Not only are they bringing resources to undeserved communities, they are building and empowering community.
— Dr. Sriya Shrestha, Pacific Grove resident and mom to Mariluna.

FoCMC Community Programs


Give Back

Help us apply for nonprofit 501(c)(3) status! We have a minimum of $2500 in major donations in progress that require a tax deduction to be completed. If you want to support our efforts and help us get access to funding so we can expand, please consider donating to help cover the fees associated with the application process for becoming nonprofit. Any amount helps!