Grassroots community volunteers improving life in North Fair Oaks!

The North Fair Oaks Community Alliance (NFOCA) is a new grassroots, nonprofit organization that works to increase community representation and participation in North Fair Oaks (NFO) to empower residents and to promote community activities that build unity and support understanding of social, cultural, economic, environmental, and health issues to attain equity in North Fair Oaks.   


The founders of this nonprofit organization
are long-time residents of North Fair Oaks
who bring diverse, professional backgrounds
as well as a combined 50+ years of community
work and activism.



Our areas of work include:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Equity & Unification
  • Community outreach


Photo of the Guitar Man sculpture at 5th Avenue underpass

What is North Fair Oaks?      

North Fair Oaks is an unincorporated area of San Mateo County and it is surrounded by the cities of Atherton, Menlo Park and Redwood City. There are portions of three zip codes (94025, 94027 and 94063.) which identify areas of North Fair Oaks as being part of the surrounding cities; however, such denominations are only for mail delivery purposes based on the zip code divisions imposed by the United States Postal Service. But in essence, the County of San Mateo oversees this unincorporated area and provides basic services to its residents as well. Below is a snapshot of a Google map identifying the boundaries of North Fair Oaks from the surrounding cities.

Map showing North Fair Oaks boundaries.
This clickable map shows the boundaries of North Fair Oaks in relation to the surrounding cities. Photo credit: Google Maps.