San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

TNF’s presence in San Francisco Bay area is closely associated with its contributions to Tamil and Tamil community in the area and dates back to the 1980s. TNF started raising funds through cultural programs in San Jose area since 1998, under the leadership of Dr. Ramamurthy.

TNF was the first Tamil organization involved in establishing Tamil schools in Bay area. The first Tamil schools in the area were started in 1997 in Cupertino and Fremont and named as TNF Tamil Schools. This was the significant step towards the success of teaching Tamil language to young children with parent volunteers support. The schools subsequently evolved under the California Tamil Academy (CTA). CTA now has 6 schools in the Bay Area and 21 affiliated schools throughout the U.S with 2500+ children benefitting from Bay Area alone. TNF also played a key role in raising funds for the Tamil Chair at University of California, Berkeley.

Current Officers

Usha Chandra,

Current Events


Past Events

2015: TNF’s 2015 General Body Meeting was organized by the TNF Bay Area Chapter during the 2015 Tamil Vizha and FETNA convention organized by the Bay Area Tamil Manram and FETNA at the City National Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA, from July 2nd to 5th,

Registration and programs:

Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum:

2010: June 30. Lakshman Sruthi light music program and Kannadhasan Vizha. Organized in association with San Francisco area Bay Area Tamil Manram ( at Livermore Shrine Events Center, 170 Linberg Ave, Livermore, CA. After paying for the local expenses, the Chapter sent $12,792.24 to TNF. TNF reimbursed the light music group for its performance and travel, and pooled the balance amount with 2010 TNF convention (held in Philadelphia) funds to initiate the TNF-ABC project. The project focuses on educating the underprivileged in government schools in Tamil Nadu.


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