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.


A Report on the 2015 Flood Relief and Rehabilitation

Click the button below to read a comprehensive report of flood relief and rehabilitation efforts by TNF in partnership with its sister organizations.


TNF-ABC Project Namakkal District

Empowering underprivileged rural students from six government schools, including four tribal government residential schools in Kolli Hills area.More

Gurukulam, Amaravathipudur

"Gurukulam, Amaravathipudur" also known as "S.C.G.R. Higher Secondary School" project. More information to come.More


Anbalayam, in English, means loving home. Anbalayam, located in the rural town of Sirkali is the home for 55 special-needs children. More

TNF-ABC Project

The ABC project provides after school coaching to students lagging behind in class or academic performance.More

Soft Skills Training Program

As of May 2014, TNF has trained 1450 students in 33 schools in 7 districts.More

LAIA Foundation

The Laia Foundation is an Indian Charitable Trust.More

TNF Tailoring Program

As part of a woman's empowerment program, a tailoring program was started at the TNF Center in 2005.More

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